Murray McDavid

Bunnahabhain

1979, Sherry Cask

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 6
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Specifications
Brand: Bunnahabhain, Murray McDavid
Expression: 1979, Sherry Cask
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: The Hyde to the Bourbon barrel's Jekyll. The cleanest, deepest sherry aroma you could ever pray for offering subtle spices and delicate malt. To die for.
Palate: Massively chewy with sherry making all the play. The malty background is off-key by comparison but the nutty, plummy fruit-cake tones win through.
Finish: Medium length and massively fruity.
Comment: An immensely drinkable malt that is the alter ego to its sibling cask.
8.0
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Salt and oak.
Palate: Vanilla, toffee, oil, salt.
Finish: Dry, gingery, spicy, woody.
Comment: For an allegedly light malt, the flavours sing through but, as the dark colour suggests, there really is too much wood.
7.0
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Bunnahabhain Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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