CATEGORY: Single Malt.
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.