Bunnahabhain 1987-2018 Maritime Memories | Wemyss Malts

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Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled by Wemyss Malts 70 cl / 48.1%

We've been blessed with a pair of long-aged Bunnahabhains from Wemyss - this is the older of the two, a Bunnahabhain 1987, bottled in 2018 after over three decades ageing in a single Butt with an impressive 615 bottles yielded at 48.1%.

In the last few years Wemyss have put out a large number of these old Bunnahabhains from the end of the 1980s or turn of the '90s and every single one we've tried has been fantastic whisky. An ex-sherried version is just the icing on the cake.




Wemyss Malts


Maritime Memories

Country Scotland
Region Islay
Distilled Year 1987
Bottling Year 2018
Limited Edition Yes
Bottles Produced 615
Cask Type Single Butt
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 48.1%
Pre-Owned No
Tasting Notes

Nose: As brisk and awakening as a gust of sea-salted wind or opening a packet of Fisherman’s Friends. Leathery and meaty notes build with hints of clove and salted caramel sweetness. Salted liquorice or Daim bars were also noted.

Palate: The opening flavours are soft and gentle like traditional salted porridge garnished with mixed nuts and a dollop of clotted Cornish cream. The creamy notes develop a not unpleasant savoury edge like quark or cream cheese.

Finish: Mild bitter notes of caraway and menthol finish this unusual coastal dram. 


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