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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2013 vW Staoisha
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.75 points
- Tasted on 06-23-2020.
- singlemalt-adventskalender Blind Sample #3 (5cl)
Smells like Caol Ila, tastes like Lagavulin, young but full and creamy with 60%+. Easy to drink neat despite its strength.
That it is a Staoisha does not surprise me. These young Bunnas have already demonstrated versatility due to being in re-charred hoggies (I particularly like cask #10598 that tastes like a young Ardbeg). It had no time to warm up as I thiught it was very delicous and never wanted to add water - it was perfect for me like this and I was afraid of bitterness showing up due to the potentially re-charred wood.
I wonder if the Moine bottlings will be as good - Staoisha should be the same recipe just with a different name for 3rd party blending.
Sweet peat and smoke, dunnage, bandages, hessian. Young but potent.
Sweetness sweetness sweetness, sweet peat peat and smooooke, medicinal, bandages, lemon zest (especially when chewing the dram), campfire, liquorice. Very voluminous. A veeeery creamy mouthfeel.
The mouthfeel gets even creamier and is the start of a veeeery long good bye. Sweet peat, medicinal smoke, a campfire that is burning burning burning.... hm, a ring of fire? Wood remains on the tongue at the end of an extremely long finish, some spices and a little bitterness that make the dram extra interesting.
- This is really no sadness! Young Islay I suspect, crisp, straightforward, but quite consistent, provided you like that. He should probably split the minds. He does not like heat like that because he just gets more out of joint.
Notes from a blind tasting.
OK, it's as strong as it tastes, so you can see what young whisky can do!
Smoke from a hot fireplace just after pouring, to a very gentle citrus note and green apples. After a little service life virtually unchanged, more acid, now toffee and the fireplace is rather cold. Something disinfectant, chemical fire. When heated, the alcohol stings clearly in the nose, the smoke goes back strongly and the acidity is on the rise, very chemical, little balanced.
Very oily, the alcohol is powerful, chili meets some peat-sweetness, it gets quite bitter at the back. It also looks salty. I suspect he looks stronger than he is. In the second sip he becomes even more bitter. The sharpness remains, but it does not really seem to stem from the alcohol.
The finish is expected to be long, warms vigorously and continues to dry. Ash occupies the mouth for a long time. The second sip brings in the finish then even more acid than the first, which gives the bitterness a rendezvous.
- No review, but a little hints of taste directly from the nocturnal, summery garden:
"The northern Islay whisky, however, was so enthusiastic then that only from this bottle was tasted ...
Fruit notes, especially fresh fruit, a strong vanilla approach and a vehemence that did not turn into schnapsige and fine, almost virtuoso tuned smoke. A pleasure!
However, I doubt that it really comes from the hole Staoisha ... "
The full note which mentioned another whisky, is nachlesbar here: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2228005437316445&id=504266706357002&__xts__=68.ARB9XReSM3Kb9yY-5zeniBg7AzfSoV2RUmNsXuX07tOqbpexbl1cz57XUj8lo5wz2uYDrdEbi5U1oP8HK1szD_lG80kC8sqJKwx54R0VaScw46upuJoggah86rMva--wLO5Qy__L0JK8VRjDVpceYh9tzXXP2p9-50rDOwe0DIGkRxEvALFTS0BHDHgGJWc7PhWCBq2-dgPLaxQnfT3qdklq_xZLWlHjlWz -TE4i5naxpPLvoSgjC47MnKtKo8Qvlwq8x2dFSxEK5QsPWWagCW1C3GzTkweY9z2PtcWYL5hYWArDPoZ86VI-eqUx32L-UOWbJBRJ2sm-XST4qzsXW6k8dQ & __ __ tn = - R
- Not for the faint of heart! But a great showcase what young Whisky can be like. Big quality here. Lot of salt and also fruit and smoke. Full review in german: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2019/05/03/staoisha-ins-gesicht/