2013 Claxton's Exploration Series Bunnahabhain Staoisha 8 Year Old Single Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
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2013 Claxton's Exploration Series Bunnahabhain Staoisha 8 Year Old Single Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Islay, SCOTLAND
$140. 00 Bottle
$1680.00 Dozen
ABV: 50%

Although there are many more releases in Europe, heavily peated Bunnah' (aka Staoisha) is just beginning to make it to our shores and it's gaining popularity fast. Drawn from a St Julien (Bordeaux) cask, it's hard to gauge what impact a red wine barrique would have on a make as bold as this. Arguably there's a reducing effect on the nose where subtle red berry notes rise above the smokey dark chocolate and lanolin. Not so on the palate, where peat remains central; Sweet cured meats, creamy vanillan malt and trace elastoplast are all evident, with a salivating salt and pepper finish that conjures Ledaig. It's another solid young Staoisha that will appeal to fans of malts like Ardmore or Caol Ila. 50% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.

Notes from the bottlers... Maritime, BBQ ribs, raspberries, pink wafers.