Dram Review: Bunnahabhain Aged 28 Years Cask No. 7713

[43.5%・28 Years Old・Distilled in 1989・Bottled in 2017・Bottled for Kevin & Steve・Cask No. 7713・Single Cask Release of 100 Bottles] Nose: Ultra fruity and stupendously expressive, tropical fruits, Nashi pears, candy floss and some rosemary as well.  Subtly waxy and oily with traces of menthol infused tobacco and traces of orange peels.  In time the nose grows…

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Dram Review: Berry Bros & Rudd Bunnahabhain Exceptional Casks 1987 (Cask Ref 2484)

[49.7%・28 Years Old・Distilled in 1987・Berry Bros & Rudd Bottling・Cask No. 2484・Single Cask Release of 185 Bottles] Nose: A juicy number with soft pears and lemon twists, the malt lays a gentle foundation and complimented by the vanilla and sandalwood notes.  Fragrant barley aromas with hints of raspberry coulis and icing sugar.   Natural and attractive. Palate…

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Whisky Review: The Whisky Agency x The Whisky Exchange Bunnhabhain 1989 Aged 27 Years

Style: Delicate and Fruity Nose: Lemon honey custard cake dressed with steaming fragrance of barley sugar. Beeswax, tropical fruits painted with a touch of tar. Cold breeze of peppermint, thyme and a twist of subtle citrus. Ethereal peat smoke becoming evident as the aroma slowly opens up. Palate: Lemon balm diving into thick vanilla cream…

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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.…

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Dram Review: Adelphi’s Liddesdale Batch Release No. 10 Distilled at Bunnahabhain

[46%・Bottled Circa 2017・21 Years Old・Adelphi’s Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Raisins with the barley imparting a slightly smoky vibe.  There is a meaty note, but it’s swiftly blanketed by a sense of green grapes bursting through, foreboding a juicy palate to come. Palate & Finish: The delivery doesn’t disappoint at all, classic Bunnahabhain vibes with the juicy-turns-lager-y…

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Dram Review: Samaroli Bunnahabhain Infinity 1974 – 2014

[43.6%・40 Years Old・Distilled in 1974・Bottled in 2014・Samaroli Bottling・Cask No: 604] Nose: Breath of sea breeze, there is a hint of burnt rubber in the air which eventually settles into a delicate stone fruit note.  The wild flowers shy away as the more assertive malt comes in.  A whisper of banana toffee and gentle woodiness in…

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Dram Review: Bunnahabhain Aged 40 Years

[41.7%・2012・40 Years Old・Original Bottling・Limited Release of 750 Bottles] Nose: The rich mahogany note is simply put, heavenly. Finely cut pear cubes dusted with raw dark chocolate, sweet honeydew with a slice of refined pine aroma that ropes in the slightly drier sandalwood note, atop a layer of coastal grassiness. Palate & Finish: It leads with…

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Dram Review: Bunnahabhain Aged 27 Years bottled by the Auld Alliance

[49.1%・Distilled in 1987・27 Years Old・Independent Bottling・Limited Release of 99 Bottles] The Auld Alliance doesn’t need an introduction, it’s already one of the landmarks in the whisky world. However, some of you might not know that they have also got an extensive range of in-house expressions on offer for patrons to sample, and they are simply pleasant surprises that…

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Dram Review: Bunnahabhain Aged 30 Years 1980 Vintage

[45.4%・30 Years Old・Distilled in 1980・Bottled in 2010・Original Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: The nose is gentle, aromas driven by ruby grapes, plump barley and ripe pears from Itayanagi. A pinch of coarse sea salt and eucalyptus in the background. Palate & Finish: First couple of notes noticeable on the palate are the honeyed wood spices and the creamy…

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Whisky Review: Bunnahabhain Aged 18 Years

Tasting Notes: Bunnahabhain Aged 18 Years Style: Sherry, Fruity and Aromatic Nose:  Soaring waves of toffee sherry, vanilla and almonds on the nose. A dense, oily and soothing scent… At the heart we have chocolate pecans with a dash of salt, sweet cream brûlée and dried mangoes. Dim lit spice gives a nice, soft glow.…

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