CATEGORY: Single Malt.
BOTTLER: Distillery Bottling.
CASK TYPE: Canasta Cask Finish.
NUMBER OF BOTTLES: 1200
AGE: 36 Years Old.
The rich oak smell washes over you, with dark chocolate and vanilla notes woven through. The taste has the merest hint of coastal brininess, with sweet dried fruit, treacle and cocoa, resulting in a dry, lingering sweet finish.
Bunnahabhain was once ruled by the sea; until 1960, all their deliveries arrived by boat. Today, the waves bring a very different cargo – crew and passengers venturing ashore, often from stunning ocean-going yachts. Their destination: our famously welcoming Islay Single Malt Scotch whisky.
The 1980 Canasta Cask Finish breathed in the briny coastal air for almost four decades, first in casks that held Oloroso sherry, then in perfectly sweet Canasta sherry oak — the very essence of their coastal distillery.
COLOUR: Deep russet.
NOSE: Notes of rich oak, dried fruit, figs, raisins and sultanas, balanced with treacle toffee, dark chocolate, and vanilla.
PALATE: Rich oakiness balanced with sweet dried fruit, treacle toffee, black coffee and cocoa, and roasted nuts, with a hint of coastal brininess.
FINISH: Dry but lingering sweet fruit and oak.