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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

BUNNAHABHAIN 1990 - ARCHIVES BATCH 4

This hidden gem of an Islay distillery has for a long time been a favorite of mine...

And not only is the whisky good, its location looking out over the Sound of Islay towards Jura makes for an absolutely stunning location. Add in visiting the place on a sunny summers day and you'll feel yourself swept away to a place far more tropical in nature as the blue and green waters around the bay caresses your eyes and mind.

Enough romanticising :-)

How's this particular 'Bunna'?

Bunnahabhain 1990 21yo xx.12.1990/xx.03.2012, fresh sherry cask#14, 52,3%, 62 bottles, Archives

Mahogany in colour

Nose:
Spicy European sherry oak for sure. Pretty clean too...
Fairly light in style with raisins, menthol, coffee, a little furniture polish and dusty earthen floors.

Taste:
Burnt sugar, leather, more spicy oak, prune juice, dry and bit of dark chocolate, nuts? Caledonia tobacco blend.... A little 'dirty' feel to the sherry now, compared to the nose. Some sulphury style notes appear on the finish, but its maybe really more of a salty/meaty and not sulphur as such. It certainly adds am extra heavy dimension to the finish on this one...

Another good Bunna, fur sure!     87/100!

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