The Perfect Fifth

Bunnahabhain 1991 28 Years Old

ABV 50.5%
REVIEWED Issue 180
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Brand: The Perfect Fifth
Expression: Bunnahabhain 1991 28 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 8 years old
ABV: 50.5%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 180
Tasting notes
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Elderflower cordial, delicate fresh ginger, white grape juice, green apple and a touch of spearmint. A little aloe and tinned clementine segments. Subtle milk cookie and beeswax.
Palate: Medium bodied and slightly waxy. Seems light at first, builds steadily to become rather intense. Pear cordial, blood orange, and a touch of rose. Real honeycomb and roasted almond.
Finish: The almond fades to apricot and poached pears.
Comment: Throws you about a bit but shows you a good time.
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Bakewell tart with thick icing and almond flakes. Orange zest and muscovado sugar, rye bread, hazelnuts and cinnamon.
Palate: Pork chops on the barbeque, light sweet smoke, pear drops, orange zest, clove spice and a whole lot of heat. Herbal notes of heather honey and zingy ginger biscuits.
Finish: A medium finish of heather and sweet smoke that dries up quickly.
Comment: Complex, for sure, but it’s really hot. I might have to try this in a smoky whisky margarita (don’t hate the player).
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