Posts Tagged “Bunnahabhain”

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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