Color: light straw Nose: Tuut do here comes a big heavy steam locomotive. Strong smoke from a campfire with something too wet wood urges itself into my nose. The 55.3% are indeed heard but have little chance against the rich smoke. Over time, the smoke evaporates a bit and the whisky presents its finer nuances. Pear caramelised with brown sugar and flamed apple. For a short time I noticed anise. Roasted barley. A fresh opened bag of trail mix. Bread with fruits. Licorice (salty herring). Great balance of rough and sweet notes. Palate: First of all, the smoke spreads in the mouth. But the alcohol is so well integrated that it can be left on the tongue for quite a long time. I have not tasted a lot of brandy in my life, but this bunna reminds me a lot of what I stored in my head under brandy, just with smoke. Grapes. Red fruits. Lakritzige notes. Reverberation: The smoke swings quickly to a pleasant sweetness. I would describe the aftertaste as medium. Conclusion: Yes Bunnahabhain is my favorite still. This is my first Bunna with a brandy finish. It's even the first bunna with brandy finish in general. For me, this experiment was absolutely successful and I hope that one makes the island of Islay now more often on the journey to make such beautiful Brandy barrels locate. Would I buy it again? Yes I would. After the release I got it for 80 €. Up to 40 € more would be worth me this strong smoky Bunnahabhain.