Bunnahabhain 18 yo 'Liddesdale' (46%, Adelphi, batch #3, 1432 bottles) A vatting of several casks (yeah, obviously). Colour: full gold. Nose: so typically Bunnahabhain! Starts on chestnut purée and honey, with some earth and humus in the background as well as a little bacon and gunpowder. Becomes a little gamy after that, more leathery as well, while the earth became mushrooms and even truffles. Nope, the s-word isn’t appropriate. Mouth: a very fine arrival on fino-ish notes, leather, those mushrooms again (porcini), walnuts and no-too-sweet black raisins. Quite some bitter oranges as well, pepper, a little cardamom… I have to say it’s got something Taliskerish. Finish: long, grassier and smokier. More walnuts as well. Comments: some personality, this baby’s less smooth than the OBs of similar age and strength. Very good stuff. SGP:461 - 85 points.