Type: Scotch Single Malt
Region: Scotland – Islay
Strength: 57.1% alc/vol
Small Batch of 2 Hogshead Casks. Limited Edition of 606 Bottles.
This version could not be more characteristic of Bunnahabhain and begins by revealing the full breadth of its flavour and aroma palette with rare generosity and candour. It then does everything in its power to highlight its full complexity and depth. Intensely malty, peaty, medicinal, salty and ashy, it is also wonderfully floral, fruity, honeyed and minty.
Nose: Rich, concentrated. On the first nose, a medicinal (band-aid,
ointment), lemony and milky (coconut) peat takes over the olfactory
arena. Allowed to breathe, strong spices (black pepper, clove) appear
alongside white flowers (lily, iris) as malted barley makes its entrance.
With it come fragrances of geranium, vetiver and musk. Barley sugar
then brings lots of creaminess to the aroma palette.
Palate: Energetic, precise. The attack gets straight to the point, setting down its peaty, smoky, ashy, medicinal and salty tones. Once this terpene-esque storm has passed, fresh fruits (pear, Mirabelle plum), citrus
fruits (lemon, grapefruit) and fresh walnut rise to the surface of the
flavour palette. Later, acacia honey, peppermint, nutmeg, liquorice
and exotic fruits (pineapple, banana) fresh out the end of the palate.
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