Posts Tagged “Bunnahabhain”

Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair (46.3%)

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Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair (46.3%)

Bunnahabhain has always been high up on my favorite distilleries list, and the Bunnahabhain 12 (reviewed here) is one of the more complex entry level whiskies out there and my favorite go-to everyday drams. In this expression, the distillery is using the allure of 100% sherry matured whisky, to take some of the pressure off…

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G&M – The MacPhail’s Collection – Bunnahabhain 2006 (43%)

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G&M – The MacPhail’s Collection – Bunnahabhain 2006 (43%)

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…

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Bunnahabhain 1988 – 28 Year Old – Single Malts of Scotland (46.8%)

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Bunnahabhain 1988 – 28 Year Old – Single Malts of Scotland (46.8%)

This past week has been a week of independent Bunnahabhains, though none of them were as old as this one. I’ll get to one of the Bunnahabhain expressions we tasted last Wednesday at the Malt Mongers Israel Whisky Club tomorrow, but in the meantime, we have this treat from Specialty Drinks’s Single Malts of Scotland….

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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2016 “All Islay” (54.6%)

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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2016 “All Islay” (54.6%)

It’s that time of year again when the nights are getting longer and we drop back into standard time (or ‘winter clock’ as they call it in Israel) and at long last, temperatures begin to enter a comfortable zone. Sadly it’s nowhere near “fireplace range” here, but we can always imagine it. That of course means…

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Berry Bros Bunnahabhain 1990 – 21 Year Old – Cask 19 (46%)

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Berry Bros Bunnahabhain 1990 – 21 Year Old – Cask 19 (46%)

Both Bunnahabhain and Berry Bros. need no introduction, and when the former bottle a few stunning casks (numbered 18-20, with 18 and 20 having been bottled at cask strength and cask 19 bottled at 46%), all that’s left to do is have a taste, and let you know what it’s like 🙂     Berry…

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Fèis Ìle Bunnahabhain Open Day – What Does the Helmsman Drink?

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Fèis Ìle Bunnahabhain Open Day – What Does the Helmsman Drink?

In 2014 (and 2015), Bunnahabhain released two festival releases, one is the “normal” festival bottling and another is an older “exclusive” bottling, priced accordingly. This year, there is an 11 year old called Rubha A’ Mhail (pronounced ‘rooaval’) that was fully matured in Manzanilla sherry butts, and an 18 year old Moscatel finish, kept in Moscatel wine hogsheads for two…

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Bunnahabhain 12 – One of the More Complex 12 Year Olds Out There

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Bunnahabhain 12 – One of the More Complex 12 Year Olds Out There

I have reviewed quite a few Bunnahabhain expressions, and it was fitting to include the 12 year old in this series of entry level whiskys. In truth, though, this is a higher quality whisky than the slew of the 10-12 year olds out there, not least due to the approach taken by owners Burn Stewart Distillers…

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A Bunnahabhain Like No Other – Douglas Laing Old Particular Bunnahabhain 16

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A Bunnahabhain Like No Other – Douglas Laing Old Particular Bunnahabhain 16

The warehouses at Douglas Laing hold single cask wonders, and Fred chooses his casks well. One of the Douglas Laing offerings at the London Whisky Show was this beautiful bourbon cask matured 16 year old Bunnahabhain I tasted at the show but wasn’t able to take notes for. There was also a Deanston 20 and…

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Back to the Fin de Siècle – Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach Whisky Tasting Notes

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Back to the Fin de Siècle – Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach Whisky Tasting Notes

The Ceòbanach is a modern day recreation of the Bunnahabhain of old, like the Aberlour a’Bunadh and the new Glenfiddich Original (seeking to recreate the 1963 malt that began the single malt category worldwide). This expression harks back to the turn of the 20th century, and the first two decades of the distillery’s life. The Gaelic…

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Staying with Bunnahabhain, an 18 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Finish

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Staying with Bunnahabhain, an 18 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Finish

I love the effect a good Pedro Ximénez cask has on whisky. I think its interplay with the spirit is beautiful, sometimes to the point of  usurping the whisky in favor of an almost syrupy sweetness (Not unlike the GlenDronach 21 reviewed here). The effect is lessened, of course, in non first fill barrels and in finishes,…

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