Bunnahabhain 18 Year old - Bran -a-havin'
(First vapor: Leather fades right away.) Nose: A distinct smell of whole-grain wheat bread: Bran. A few minutes of breathing turns this sweeter, with vanilla and caramel. Cashews-- and then a faint ocean… read more
Bunnahabhain 12 Year old - Sherry
Yes, I tasted a distinct sherry note in the glass of Bunn 12 that I ordered at a pub in Portland. I was very surprised to taste such a sweet scotch in the black bottle from Islay. The nose was medium… read more
Bunnahabhain 12 Year old - More respectable than likable
Without resorting to research, I can provide two top-of-my-head facts about Bunnahabhain 12: 1) It’s been non-chill filtered and at 46% ABV since 2010 (yay); and 2) It’s another one of those distilleries… read more
Bunnahabhain Duncan Taylor NC2 12yr bottled in 2010 - Bunnahabhain spicy smoke
I really like this, and I have found it pretty consistent from start to finish. It starts full bodied and creamy, with wisps of smoke mingling throughout. There is a satisfying bite and charcoal in the… read more
Bunnahabhain 23 yo 1989 , [Abbey Whisky] Rare Casks - Approchable peat and smoke
Nose: Gentle sea spray and brine. Malty notes in addition to a bit of sweet citrus as in lemon curd Further exploration will reveal some hints of sweet marshmallow. Palate: Boom! Here comes the peat… read more
Bunnahabhain 12 Year old - Packaging gets it right!
This was packaged in a neat little dark bottle, with a red, fiery looking logo showing off the complex, fun-to-say "Bunnahabhain" and a grizzled old seaman looking out over the bow of his ship, probably… read more
Bunnahabhain 12 Year old - No smoking gun
I have to be honest, i love the look of the bottle. It stands out from the norm and the smoky glass shades the contents perfectly. The colour is a wonderful moody rich caramel. Upon first pour this seems… read more
Bunnahabhain 12 Year old - Somewhat underrated
This has a 'take it or leave it' kind of flavour profile. It's not a Laphroaig, an Ardbeg, a Lagavulin, etc. It's flavour profile might be closest to a Bowmore bottling, if one must make a comparison. … read more
Bunnahabhain Darach Ur Batch 1 - One of The Odd Couple
Coming from Islay, this is one of the odd couple. It's unlike Islay. The New Oak (=Darach Ur) is there but it didn't feel unusually strong for my senses. All in all, this is a good whisky. Especially the… read more
Bunnahabhain 12 Year old - Islay?
Last night, I got off work and decided to head to Paddy's, a bar in Portland with a large selection that serves it's Whisky in a proper nosing glass. A huge plus. Having come to a place in my walk with… read more