Wemyss Malts

Bunnahabhain

1990, East Neuk Dunes

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 140
Specifications
Brand: Bunnahabhain, Wemyss Malts
Expression: 1990, East Neuk Dunes
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Wemyss Malts
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Bunnahabhain Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Lemon verbena, basil, thyme and an earthy, mossy note are all captured in this whisky. It is light in nature and demands some time in the glass to enjoy.
Palate: Reminds me a little of the older Japanese smoked whiskies, this is delicate and drying with a nice rounded element to it.
Finish: Reminds me a little of the older Japanese smoked whiskies, this is delicate and drying with a nice rounded element to it.
Comment: A good example of a lightly smoked, lightly matured Islay whisky. Perfect hip flask fodder.
8.1
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Extremely young and a little feinty with manure and a touch of sweet barley, subtly phenolic peat and malt biscuits.
Palate: Less intense on the peat front as there is more oak and barley. Still youthful and lightly feinty on the middle with the oak becoming quite milk
Finish: Short and alcoholic, which is a surprise given its ABV. Intense and salty with a juicy orange aftertaste.
Comment: The oak hasn’t fully removed the unwanted impurities, but left any longer the oak would have probably overwhelmed the palate.
7.8
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