Single & Single


17 Years Old

ABV 54%
REVIEWED Issue 177
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Brand: Bunnahabhain, Single & Single, Walking Back the Cat Ltd.
Expression: 17 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 17 years old
ABV: 54%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Walking Back the Cat Ltd.
Tasting notes
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Tart cider and butterscotch, chocolate bitters and cigar box. Some leathery bass notes are backed by pink grapefruit zest and blood orange. A little fresh ginger and coconut macaroons.
Palate: Intense cloudy pear and apple juice, with tea cake and candied orange. Honeycomb with milk chocolate and toffee sauce. Delicate woodiness.
Finish: Medium-short, with delicate cocoa-dusted almond. A little black tea tannin.
Comment: Mature and well balanced, with solid flavours in there.
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Lightly smoked salmon wrapped around cream cheese filling, creamy rice pudding, orange blossom and white chocolate.
Palate: Icing sugar dusting and a slightly medicinal note. Allspice heat, with a little rye, slight artificial sweetness, all butter fudge and sage.
Finish: That herbal sage note continues, and an almost aniseed edge creeps in. Warm and dry.
Comment: I’m a little thrown off by what’s going on, but it’s interesting and, despite the ABV, not overpowering.
Visit the distillery
Bunnahabhain Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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