Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled by: Douglas Laing 70cl / 40.4%
Bunnahabhain is a distillery on the rise these days, with more malt fans coming to appreciate its unpeated charms, which really unfurl properly with extended ageing, often revealing delicious fruity flavours.
This one should be fantastic - a 30-year-old refill hogshead of Bunnahabhain from the 1990 vintage bottled by Douglas Laing for their prestige Extra Old Particular series. At 40.4% it looks like they caught this one just in time, and that low natural strength should ensure bags of flavour concentration.
|Cask Type||Refill Hogshead
Nose: Opens with a surprising and wonderful fruity quality, showing pear drops, lemon sherbets and fresh limes.
Palate: Delivers more of these citric fruits with a hint of sea salt and honey glazed ham.
Finish: In Islay with more sea salt, burnt leather, toasted barley and a warming ginger spice.