I did invite them at Whisky Live to try and tempt me back, but they were more intersted in what I thought of the new packaging!
For example I had the 12 bunna(ob early 80 first italian import)and wow that's great!
Anyway I voted the laddie.
It's likely they make great whisky but for me it's the distillery that less transmits me an emotional feeling(even if I do not why...Eh, Can we keep them all? )
I must say on the way the voting has gone i would definitely miss Bunnahabhain , if you can get past the standard bottlings ( 12, 18 , 25) they have stunning whisky ! I've seen it , and tried it , in the warehouses , lots of the I.B.'s are fantastic (Sukhinders 27yo recent bottling , my best bottling of the year so far) .
A Note to BSD....(especially the Marketing Dept )
Please release the 12/18/25yo at 46% , NCF , uncoloured .
Please release more at the above specifications and at a reasonable price !
Do something with the 1997 Moine ! it's superb !! Make the others sit up and take notice of it !
That was a Whisky Drinkers Political Broadcast on behalf of the Bunnie Lovers Party !
I would have voted for Bowmore next..very surprised to see Ardbeg and Laddie get votes, but I guess to each his own.
Great topic Ganga...
Good thing is the way SM sales are going they will all be around for the foreseeable future.
As for why I picked Bowmore? I've not discovered FWP yet and if the distillery were to disappear, there's a strong possibility that the LCBO wouldn't buy up all the "we can't sell this to anyone but Canadians" stock!
Poor Bowmore, we hardly knew ye...
bunnahabhain's 12 is all i've tried, and I almost voted for that. In fact, fickle as I am, the only reason i didn't is because i've been given 3 bottles by kind folk merely because the last 4 letters spell my surname!
I found it a very pleasant MOR dram that kinda falls between 2 schools, like a mild Springbank. not too much of anything.
I love Bowmore when they get it right. for me, the dry herby lavender note is the one thing that makes it distinctive. The 17 is the standout as far as OBs go...
I might have said Caol Ila, but my best man's gift to me of an 18 YO really delighted me.
..which of course leaves the mighty big 3.
Reggaeblues wrote:I voted brookladdie only because, tho' I've enjoyed every dram i've had, i've only ever owned 1 1/4 bottles and never felt drawn to replace it in a "must have" sorta way, or bothered to explore its rather confusing artillery of OBs...
No wonder statisticians talk of non-representative samples skewing polls. But you should seriously try drinking laddie more often... hard to beat it for balance
So I am abstaining in this poll.
Fabulous distillery with some really passionate people working for them, and a community that interacts closely with the distillery. I have a 14 year old Pedro Ximinez Bunnahabhain here, and let me tell you it is a masterpeice.
I am told that their 1966 Auld Acquaintence is superb (for those that can afford it)
And for me, the 12 is a great drink, which is more subtle than some of its neighbours standard offering, but in no way is it inferior!!!
And for the record, we should be all doing our bit to ensure we do not lose any more of these distilleries, not playing some sort of "Whisky weakest Link". Celebrate them all
I've not been that impressed with the couple of OB Bunna's I've tried, but I haven't explored greatly and I do have an impressive 9yo Signatory to hand. Just been forced to re-visit it now and it must have been better than I remembered, there's almost none left!
Bowmore is a great whisky to my tastes, and whilst i haven't had many bottles, the '89 16yo CS I have is very much treasured.
Close down Ardbeg, Caol Ila, LADDIE??? Nor the mighty peat monster Laphroaig.
Nope, can't vote: as someone said, it's like choosing which child to lose.
I said before i didn't appreciate this distillery till i tried a 1966 followed by a 1966 followed by a 1968 ( The Auld Acquaintance) . It's only recently that i've really enjoyed the 12 and 18 (2nd bottle of each in 12 months , good going for a non-peated whisky) .
Willie JJ wrote:Just put peat from your mind DB and focus on the dram. I don't think we can really understand Islay without this. It's not the peat that makes Islay great its the underlying whisky. Bunna really shows that. They have recently been experimenting with peat and they can do it brilliantly, but they don't need it. It stands alone.
Are you playing with our heads? That's the third variation to your signature so far today. Do you want me to get you a hat?
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