The Bunnahabhain Distillery, which lies on the isolated north-eastern tip of the Hebridean Island of Islay has released a new Limited Edition - the Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Manzanilla Sherry Wood Finish.
Via the Spanish sea estuary of the Guadalquivir River and the port of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, this selected spirit languished in traditional oak at the Bunnahabhain Distillery for twelve long years before being transferred into Manzanilla sherry casks for four more. This double maturation technique creates a fascinating variation to the famous Bunnahabhain gentle taste; the Manzanilla sherry casks from Spanish bodegas make for a beguiling complement to the crisp, fresh influence of the bracing Islay air.
This fine Limited edition, of 3,792 bottles is un-chillfiltered, natural in colour and of a higher strength (53.2% vol), with a wonderful taste of dark chocolate and dry sherry flavours, a developing roasted nutty maltiness with hints of liquorice and eucalyptus. The liquid is contained within a 70cl pack in oak glassware with a bespoke metalized gift tube.
Katherine Crisp, Brand Manager commented “This is a truly exciting new Limited Edition from Bunnahabhain, with a delightful taste profile. This is still Bunnahabhain, just a different and memorable expression”.
Smells all right from the bottle, but in a glass its all Playdoh, sulphur, old bath tube and paint stripper.
Tastes more salty than any other whisky I have tried.
In my personal opinion a truly vile dram.
..."Lively nose of (peachy) fruits. Then that lovely whiff you get when you spoon about in a brown of moist Demerara sugar, with time this become really engaging. Like 'Stairway to Heaven' it starts slowly (on the tongue) and raises to a crescendo, too complex to describe properly. Almonds is what I have towards the end, a fantastic experience!
Water does it no harm at all, that's the wee sample used up, we'll open a bottle and give tasters in the shop as we like to share a whisky that is an ace."
https://www.lfw.co.uk/acatalog/Bunnahabhain.html ...Is that the same one?
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