We all love reviewing (and reading reviews of) the 1955 Linlithgos and the £2500 latest Port Ellens, but in truth, a blog should have many more daily dram reviews than those stellar outliers, and here’s a classic daily dram. The 2006 Bunnahabhain from Gordon and MacPhail’s The MacPhail’s Collection is priced around £35 and is still available from some retailers in the UK.
Matured in sherry casks, both first fill and refill casks, with a very gentle sherry influence, this is a solid daily dram. Not overly complex, but a lovely accompaniment to an everning with friends.
Gordon and McPhail – The MacPhail’s Collection – Bunnahabhain 2006 (43%)
Appearance: Gold, slow droplets coming off a necklace.
Nose: Malt, honey, touch of sourness, hay, some dried fruit but the sherry is not not strongly influential.
Palate: Pepper and sweet honey, malt, wood dryness and some bitterness.
Linger: Peppery and very dry, here’s where the influence of the sherry cask comes through. A sweetness is hinted on the tongue, which is very cotton candy like.
Simple, good sipper and at a price point that will give you joy and provide you with excellent value for your money.