Dram Review: Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Bunnahabhain 17 Years Old Distilled 1965

[40.0%・17 Years Old・Distilled in 1965・Gordon & MacPhail Bottling・Limited Release]

Nose:

Majestically Sherried.  predominately leather but also comes with dates, walnuts, dried fruits and a hint of deep floral note, so essentially Christmas pudding like.

Palate & Finish:

The delivery is gooey and drying at the same time, sweet ripe fruits but also earthy with the leather and bitter chocolate.  Thin layer of toffee together with lychees, dark plums and cherries make up for the background.

A mild tail, dried, earthy and tannic.  Soft traces of dark honey flavoured popcorn to go with the wood.

Thoughts:

Excellent dark Sherry, the tension between the sweetness and the oak is exceptionally captivating, such a compelling dram..

☆☆ [Highly Recommended]

-Nicholas