Bunnahabhain / Old Malt Cask 27 Year Old.

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SKU:
EDF21042
Unit:
1 x 70cl Bottle
Rating:
96.5 Points / Jim Murray's 2021 Whisky Bible.
Bunnahabhain / Old Malt Cask 27 Year Old

COUNTRY/REGION: Scotland/Islay.

CATEGORY: Single Malt.

DISTILLERY: Bunnahabhain.

BOTTLER: Hunter Laing.

BOTTLING SERIE: Old Malt Cask.

DISTILLED: November 1991

BOTTLED: October 2019

AGE: 27 Year Old.

CASK TYPE: Refill Hogshead.

CASK NUMBER: 17325

NUMBER OF BOTTLES: 209

ABV: 50% Vol.

NOSE: ah the layering – Textbook stuff from the days before they started peating ... which means that every nuance is there and unmolested by smoke. The citrus in particular shines, a kind of lime-blossom honey sweetness weighted by glorious butterscotch and vanilla mix. Occasionally head towards a slight bourbony note too ... ; the pace, weight and complexity is borderline perfection.

TASTE: brilliant mouthfeel: so silky and soft with the gristy sugars from the malt still at the vanguard. Buttery and rich, but the gently oak doesn’t allow for too much OTT floweriness.

FINISH: the slow-motion movement towards spicy complexity is almost mesmerising ...

BALANCE: old school Bunna at its oldest! Love it! A truly exceptional cask that demands half and hour just to get to know.

TASTING NOTES: Jim Murray's 2021 Whisky Bible.