Whisky Review: Duncan Taylor “the Octave” Bunnahabhain 1991 Aged 22 years

Style: Oaky and Aromatic

Nose:
Deep refined sherry cream on the nose. Vanilla showering down with chilli flakes. Wood staves firing all sorts of spices – Oak driven, dry spices fragrance giving a nice oomph to the aroma.

Palate:
Explosive flavours hits the palate. A burst of raisin sweetness accompanied by crisp spices and strength. Arriving mid palate we have more figs and light caramel sauce. Chocolate oak sitting deep at the heart. Faint molasses strolling at the back towards the end.

Finish:
Finishes with milk chocolate, a bite of mint and raisin notes lingering.

Thoughts:
A nice explosive dram, deep flavours powering through with a beautiful control of spices. Sweet and delicious with a solid structure. While it seems to me that the character is not very Bunnahabain-esque, nonetheless it remains a great dram!

[50.8% • 2014 Bottled • 1991 Distilled • Independent Bottling • Single Cask • Cask Strength • Non Coloured • Non Coloured • Cask Number: 387843 • 88 Bottles]

☆ [Recommended]

-Esmond