Immediately a full and flavorful nose! Rich smells of sherried oak, red fruits, oranges, earthy flavors, walnut and Arabic orientated spices. It’s balanced, powerful but accessible at the same time. On the nose one still can’t go wrong with Bunna 12!
Smooth (even a bit silky maybe), gentle, tasteful and balanced are words that come to my mind here. It really acts like a young gentleman on the palate. It gives me juicy oranges, forest fruits, roasted nuts, clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. There’s a good healthy bite to it after a while on the palate as in black pepper. Lovely stuff!
The finish is medium long and is being lead in by juicy fruits. Orchard fruits and orange fruits mainly. After that a pleasant spiciness kicks in, offering rich flavors and a rather vibrant mouthfeel. Behind that I get the, for me, typical earthy character, created by not cleaning the stills after several peated spirit runs, that remains for quite a while.
Nope this is definitely not a bad buy! On the contrary: this is one of the best and most steady BFYB money can buy! I want to try and buy myself a version from before the rebranding again, just to compare!