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Bunnahabhain American Craft Ale

Overall rating
84.58/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Hand-Filled Exclusive - Warehouse Edition
Bottled
2018
Casktype
American Craft Ale
Strength
50.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Jun 2018 9:46 pm by macallan
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 136.07

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26 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain American Craft Ale

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.58 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/05/13/feis-ile-2018-bunnahabhain-open-day/

    SW says: 'Bunnahabhain’s main attraction is the annual masterclass hosted by distillery manager Andrew Brown and senior blender Dr Kirstie McCallum in the filling store. Featuring a range of cask samples, the class is a testbed for future Fèis Ìle releases, as well as for new expressions from Bunnahabhain due for release over the coming year. ‘A few of these may become future limited editions,’ Dr McCallum told the room. ‘So please get involved and let me know what you think.’
    As people started filling out of the filling store, so did the juice. I got to try this twice - blind.

    N: Tasted blind, there has clearly been a spirit < cask fusion here. Clearly it’s not straight bourbon or sherry matured, so what is it?
    T: This is delicious. It’s very sweet yet not saccharin - Koval Millet-esque if you will [WB], with icing sugar & Peach Melba yoghurt notes, accompanied by a pleasant soft mouthfeel.
    F: It’s the easiest drinking barley juice. I’m guessing age-wise, it’s just scrapped the three year mark, though one masterclass attendee suggested it was a 2012 vintage. Anyone?
    C: It’s so obvious when you know! I’ve always enjoyed these infrequent ale-cask malts and this one is no exception. This proved very popular on the day and was available in the shop.

  2. coldsun scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Before tasting it is Easter bread (incredible!), sweet yeast, baking products, sweet malt, sweet spices, caramel candy, raw eggs. Perfect!!! Plus deep malt (beer style) after tasting. Taste passes everything from flavor!!! Finish has notes of sweet spices, nuts (nutmeg, walnut), malt, baking products, warming spices!

  3. Archer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Nothing against experiments with unusual barrels, but the ripening in US Craft Ale barrels does not necessarily have to go into production if it's up to me. It still has character in the nose, but it breaks down very quickly on the tongue and in the finish. Tastes young. Would he have gotten better if he could have ripened a little longer?
    • Nose
      84 84
      A fresh nose with light fruits, especially pears and green apples. From the background, a certain sharpness pushes forward, but then, before it could be named more concrete, faded again. Fresh, still green wood. Honey, vanilla. Now also cut flowers and fresh grass clippings.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Pearmush and freshly sliced ​​apples. Hazelnuts, almonds. Orange peel. Where is the Bunna? Almost tastes like a Speysider! Some wood. Salt, pepper and nutmeg form the spice. After a while slightly metallic. Will dry quickly.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium to short, dry. A touch of nut and almond, some of the pears. Herbe herbs, playing bitterly towards the end.

  4. Helgo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

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