Bunnahabhain

1966

ABV 46.1%
REVIEWED Issue 25
Specifications
Brand: Bunnahabhain
Expression: 1966
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 46.1%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Bunnahabhain Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Smoke melding with fresh sea breezes. Could that be the puffer leaving for Glasgow?
Palate: Rich, creamy body. Fresh flavours. Unusually estery. Ginger toffee. Becoming nutty.
Finish: Dusty. Spice-shop. Long and warming.
Comment: The blood-orange hue suggests that this Bunnahabhain will in all senses be more colourful than the gentle 12 Years Old we normally encounter. Sun-dried whisky?
8.0
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Heavy wood influence hits immediately. Leather, pipe smoke, Armagnac like (prune nut and earth).
Palate: A sweet start, the (tannic) wood puts a grip on things pretty quickly but there's still some attractive sweet honey notes/apple sponge in centre.
Finish: Ginger then roses and spice.
Comment: It's more Jerez than Islay. I can't help feeling this would have been a cracker a few years ago.
7.5
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