18 Years Old

ABV 46.3%
REVIEWED Issue 164
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Brand: Bunnahabhain, Distell
Expression: 18 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 18 years old
Year of bottling: 2019
ABV: 46.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 164
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Smoke and sherry goodness, this is a most welcome autumn tipple. Preserved lemon citrus, black treacle, Parkin cake and burning leaves in a tin bin: hot, metallic and mulchy. Cherry and vanilla tobacco smoke.
Palate: Smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels, that mix of sweet bread and salty oily fish. Smoked beer pickles. Tea tannins.
Finish: Roasted chilli heat comes in first, then is lengthened with honey and lime juice.
Comment: Now this would be interesting as a base for a smoky Tommy’s Margarita and that is a very good thing.
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: A dollop of whipped double cream on barbequed mango slices with a sprinkling of apple chips, pistachios and toasted walnuts. Sea salt flakes and buttered corn.
Palate: Grassy and vegetal notes of chopped parsley and coriander with scallops served up on cauliflower purée and sweetcorn. Followed by juicy mango flesh, cranberries, marzipan and sandalwood.
Finish: Juicy and nutty. Salty and fragrant. Barbequed.
Comment: If you could drink the perfect summer evening…
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Bunnahabhain Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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