helps to underline the fruitiness and sweetness of this beauty and to
balance them with a very pleasant spiciness in a perfect manner. One of
the best Bunnahabhain whiskies over 20 years old I've had in the glass. A
dream malt at very reasonable price.
I thank Joe Seidel from Joe's Malt Shop for the sample!
A pleasant fruity start on the nose with ripe apples, yellow cherries
mixed with pink grapefruit. Discreet vanilla sweetness and subtle
Demerara sugar arrive with lingering cinnamon, cloves and gentle oak.
Very complex and inebriant!
Very fruity on the palate with a delicious mix of ripe apples, yellow
pears, carambola, and slightly bitter notes of pink grapefruit and
orange peel. Gently austere and prickling sweet, like bitter lemon
drink, accompanied by a very nice and warming spiciness of cinnamon,
cloves, ginger, white pepper and a touch of oak. Smooth and delicate!
The finish is long and sticky sweet with yellow plum jam, and acacia
honey. Becomes slightly bitter with notes of pink grapefruit and orange
peel, followed by a lingering warmth of cinnamon and spiced oak.
WITH WATER: Clean and fresh on the nose with a splash of water. Oak
comes to the fore with a subtle smokiness in the back. Fruity and sweet
on the palate with significantly more spiciness. Warm and intense. The
finish is a bit shorter with water. Delicate fruit and honey sweetness
linger towards the spicy end.