Berrys' Own Selection


1990, 21 Years Old

ABV 53.1%
REVIEWED Issue 108
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Brand: Bunnahabhain, Berrys' Own Selection, Berry Bros. & Rudd
Expression: 1990, 21 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 21 years old
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 53.1%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Berry Bros. & Rudd
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Deep forest floor notes, piles of leaves, allotment bonfires in the distance,turned soil. Then there is sweetness, strawberry laces, hazelnut chocolateand honey nut cornflakes.
Palate: Bran muffin dough with an earthy note developing. Masses of sherry soaked raisins and mango chutney.
Finish: Big spicy explosion and then a lingering savouriness.
Comment: A serious autumnal dram.
Taster   Neil Ridley
Nose: A big sherry influence, with polished wood, Brazil nut shells, a hint of struckmatch/sandpaper, dark chocolate and turned earth.
Palate: Chocolate malt, bitter cocoa, some burnt caramel, dried fruits (dates and figs) and molasses. As dark in flavour as you could get. Then one darker.
Finish: The remnants of dried fruit mix with some oaky dryness.
Comment: A bold statement, this one. If you like heavily sherried drams, this will appeal, if not, perhaps time to reconsider.
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Bunnahabhain Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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