Bunnahabhain

18 Years Old

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 54, Issue 95
Specifications
Brand: Bunnahabhain
Expression: 18 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 18 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Bunnahabhain Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Orange marmalade, ginger, dusty spices, cherry cake and a little cinnamon dusting.
Palate: Very complex, a little waxy, gentle touch of sulphur and black cherries.
Finish: Tingly and spicy.
Comment: A good solid whisky with layers of complexity.
8.5
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Oaky. Damp wood. Bracken. Some mustiness. Star anis.
Palate: Silky. Sweet and dense. The oak is more prominent on the nose than on thepalate. Good integration.
Finish: Intense with a bitter chocolate touch.
Comment: On the oak side but with depth and distinction.
8.2
Taster   Owen Barstow
Nose: Some tart red fruits hover above a buttery, chocolate croissant base. Pleasant malt notes.
Palate: Sweet (green apples?) and fiery at first. Some buttery notes. Warm fruit scones?
Finish: On the short side, with a memory of well done toast.
Comment: A very rich nose is slightly let down in the palate. On the whole, it's respectable enough.
0.0
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Savlon, pizza dough and red apples. Spray-can paint.
Palate: Astringent, then dry. Burnt pork.
Finish: That lingering burnt meat and a balsa woodiness.
Comment: I couldn't get past that taste of overfried bacon. This is a great malt distillery, and one of my favourites, so I am a little disappointed.
0.0
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