whiskyfun.com : 20.03.2012
Bunnahabhain 43 yo 1968/2011 'Dram Together' (46.5%, The Whiskyman, 120 bottles)
Colour: pale gold. Nose: this baby seems to be cleaner, purer,
straighter than the others, although it’s a bit shy at first nosing. The
fruits are clean and fresh, not overripe at all, and they include cider
apples, white peaches and greengages. Yes we’re pretty far from the
tropics this time, even if there are a few bananas, then honey, leather,
raisins, hazelnuts and pine sap. It’s very elegant, complex old
Bunnahabhain. Something coastal after quite a few minutes (seaweed).
Mouth: just a very clean, very straightforward and extremely fresh fruit
salad. A miracle at such old age. Spice mix for mulled wine, then some
manzanilla, with quite some salt. Finish: medium long, creamy, on
liqueurs and a little mint. Salty and lemony aftertaste. Comments: this
wonderful oldie remained as fresh as a newborn baby, yet it became very
complex. Fascinating how the oak got integrated despite the spirit’s
relative lightness. SGP:751 - 92 points.