Posts Tagged “Islay”

Bunnahabhain 30, Marsala Finish, Distell Limited Edition 2019 (47.4%)

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Bunnahabhain 30, Marsala Finish, Distell Limited Edition 2019 (47.4%)

Like Deanston, Bunnahabhain contributed three expressions to this year’s Limited Editions. There were two expressions from 2007, in Port and in French Brandy, alongside this 30 year old expression finished in ex-Marsala hogsheads for three years before being bottled in  the 2019 limited edition.   Bunnahabhain 30, Vintage 1988, Marsala Finish, Distell Limited Edition 2019,…

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Bunnahabhain 2007, 11 Year Old French Brandy Finish (52.5%)

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Bunnahabhain 2007, 11 Year Old French Brandy Finish (52.5%)

This expression is yet another display of the quality of casks Distell’s Burn Stewart Distiller’s is enjoying. This whisky was transferred into these French Brandy casks for two and a half years, after spending eight years in ex-bourbon casks. Bunnahabhain is currently in the midst of a major upgrade, with Distell allocating £10.5 million ($14…

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Laphroaig 16 – 2019 Edition (48%)

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Laphroaig 16 – 2019 Edition (48%)

Mid teen Laphroaig expressions are very promising. Both the old 15 year old and the bincentennary Laphroaig 16 year old were excellent. Re-reading that Laphroaig 16 review, it seems a bit naive given current prices in the market, but that’s an aside. We’re now offered a new Laphroaig 16, fully matured in first fill ex…

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Bunnahabhain Feis Ile 2019 – Mòine French Oak 2008 (57.4%)

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Bunnahabhain Feis Ile 2019 – Mòine French Oak 2008 (57.4%)

This is one of three bottles Bunnahabhain offered for the Islay Festival this year, and the only Mòine: 2008 Bunnahabhain Mòine French Oak Finish (57.4%) – 1872 bottles. 2001 Bunnahabhain Sauternes Finish (54.2%) – 1188 bottles from Sauternes hogsheads where the whisky was finished for five years, coming from ex-bourbon casks. 1988 Bunnahabhain Champagne Cask…

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Bunnahabhain 1997 Palo Cortado Finish (54.9%)

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Bunnahabhain 1997 Palo Cortado Finish (54.9%)

Before circling back to the Highland Park travel retail series, I wanted to celebrate my wife’s 50th birthday. I chose a special dram indeed, the Distell Limited Edition Malts Bunnahabhain 1997 Palo Cortado. This is also an opportunity to toast the new upgrade that has started at the distillery. The upgrade will include the building…

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