...and this is a Bunna, for sure. It is for the lovers of the dirty genre only because there are of lot of strange off-notes both in the nose and taste. Not my quaiche of whisky, to be honest.
The colour is yellow gold and the nose offers a somewhat dirty modern sherry profile (like so many Bunnahabhain releases these days). Sorry, I am not a dirty guy and I prefer clean drams, usually. Not my preferred style, to be honest.
The taste is full of strange off-notes like cheese, a little sulphur, sour winey flavours and more. It is not really flawed but it is neither delicate nor balanced. Water takes away some of these off-notes but it flattens the dram, too. Nevertheless I like this whisky best when reduced to about 35% abv.
The dram arrives warming but almost not coating on the palate with a bitter-astringent moment of the tannins. The finish is of medium length and turns rather bitter-sour with a drying end.