(Fèis Ìle 2020-Dram, Bunnahabhain Open Day)
Old, creaky leather armchair, pipe tobacco from previous years hanging in the room. Raisins, dried figs and dates, fermented grapes, damp forest floor. Delicious and inviting, not too sweet, not too offbeat. A little bit of smoke that can push itself forward from the background over time.
Strong, mouth-filling and creamy start. Here now with clearer smoke entry. Sweet, dried apricots, fermented grapes and currants. Nutmeg, allspice, a little liquorice. Malt and cereals, biscuit dough with chocolate mixed in.
Medium-length and dry finish, in which the slightly moldy aromas ultimately take the lead. Sweet, fermented grapes and dried apricots form the balancing counterpoint.