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Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Cask Strength 2021 Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
First Edition. Sold out at the distillery website and now on allocation.
Once 'heir apparent' to Glenmorangie's Dr. Bill Lumsden, Master Distiller, Brendan McCarron now heads up Distell Group and is making his mark on new expressions from Deanston, Ledaig and Bunnahabhain. Coming good on a promise to release an undiluted celebration of Bunnah's hugely popular 12 year old, McCarron has harmonised and enhanced the distillate into a nutty, sherry-infused sensation that's impossible not to like. Wrapped up in a moreish, mouthfilling delivery of walnut and date cake flavours, rounded off with orange zest, cinnamon and fruit mince pie, a finishing sprinkling of salt'n'pepper reminds you of its coastal provenance. As with the lower strength version, the peat is indiscernible. There's no need for water, but it will get you an even creamier, maltier mid-palate and actually heightens the wood spices at the finish. Scheduled to be an ongoing annual release, as a first edition collectors will not hesitate to stash the lot, so if you love the regular 12YO, indulge yourself before this becomes liquid history. Very limited stocks. 55.1% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.
Notes from the producers... Not all whiskies work at cask strength and many whiskies don’t stand up to full maturation in sherry casks. Bottling our 12 Year Old at cask strength intensifies the core characteristics of spice, cracked black pepper, cinnamon but not at the expense of our spirit’s character. In fact, it enhances it. The mouthfeel and texture of the whisky increases and it shows off the balance of the spirit and the wood, but in a more concentrated form. This really represents Bunnahabhain in a bottle. Nose: Dark berries, citrus and toasted oak which gradually transitions to sweet vanilla and a hint of cinnamon spice. Palate: Creamy chocolate, sherry-soaked fruit and a balanced nuttiness give way to cloves, nutmeg and a subtle sea salt spray. Finish: A lingering sweet finish with cherries and a touch of wood-spice.