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.
|Cask Type||Single Butt|
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.