Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
The Bunnahabhain distillery is located on the north of Islay with Caol Ila as its only neighbour. The upeated style of this distillery has gained Bunnahabhain a reputation as the most gentle single malt produced on an island famed for its massively flavoured whiskies. Water is piped in from from Margadale Springs and the whisky is distilled twice in the distillery's unusual pear-shaped pot stills. Casks used to age the spirit are ex-Bourbon barrels.
Tasting note: Polished copper / mahogany appearance. Hints of furniture wax are followed by light molasses and raisin cake. Doesn't budge in the second pass with the accent remaining on the spicy fruit cake qualities. A delicious fruit and wood burst has apple core and vanilla combining in a beautifully balanced sweet / dry delivery as the warming surge subsides to faint sugars in the aftertaste. This whisky is more expressive in the mouth. Idiosyncratic. 46.3%