Wemyss Malts


1997, The Bosun's Dram

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 120
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Brand: Bunnahabhain, Wemyss Malts
Expression: 1997, The Bosun's Dram
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 17 years old
Year of bottling: 2013
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Wemyss Malts
Issue 120
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Big BBQ pork notes, chopped green chilli, new leather, dry heather and paprika. A top note of lime.
Palate: Delicate smoke, which is meaty yet sweet, intense yet balanced. This is heavily cask influenced but retains its own core personality of delicate peat and oily natural sweetness.
Finish: Peat, pork, syrup.
Comment: Very sweet, peaty but drinkable.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Earthy and malty. Wet straw, light smoke close to the ground, like on a foggy, rainy day. In the back, grassy notes and a touch of orange zest. Invigorating.
Palate: Sweet at first then getting fizzy with a salty feel. The feel you have when you walk by the shore. Hint of custard. Appetising.
Finish: Medium long, dry, with a spicy twist.
Comment: Where is the seafood platter? A lovely dram with a perfect balance between the malty flavours and the gentle smoke.
Visit the distillery
Bunnahabhain Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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