Bunnahabhain 4 yo 2005/2010 (57.7%, Exclusive Malts, cask #28, 257 bottles) My, this is young! Colour: Nose: well, it’s young but it’s very nice, very fresh, earthy, peaty, with a sherry that’s much, much more silent. Is there any sherry? Some peated apple juice with a few roots thrown in and traces of both medicinal and maritime ‘stuff’. To be honest, it does feel like some young Ardbeg at times. With water: sea, smoke and damp earth. Compact and of course not immensely complex, but this is a good example of a malt that just didn’t need time’s outrage. Ahem. Mouth (neat): once again, little sherry if any, rather a kind of candied peat that’s extremely likeable. Wonderful medicinal notes, throat lozenges (cough, cough), wormwood, touches of pear drops… Very superb despite the very young age, although I wouldn’t say it reeks of maturity. Well… With water: just perfect. Would beat many 12yos if you ask me. Sweet peat… Finish: long, maybe a little too one-dimensional now, but the cleanliness is rather impressive. Comments: oh how I hate to give a highish score to such a young baby! Yeah, just trying to be smart… ;-) But where’s the sherry, I ask you? SGP:346 - 87 points.