Tasting Notes by Adelphi;
1 of only 238 bottles from cask no. 2785
Another rare and venerable single Spanish oak ex-sherry hogshead from Bunnahabhain. Beautiful pinkish polished rosewood colour. The beading is small, lingering and remarkably good for its naturally low strength. A mix of reconstituted dried fruits including cherries and angelica, with mellow base notes of Friar’s balsam and treacle toffee. Teak oil comes through with time and a surprising phenolic development. Reducing the strength, it develops a distinctly salty character with salt liquorice and molasses, and a lingering sweetness from the sherry influence. The finish is long, as you would expect, drying like an old fruit cake and a whiff of disappearing 2 stroke exhaust (like a passing Vespa).