Bunnahabhain 31 Year Old 1967 G&M Rare Old
Sweet to Salt
23rd Sep 2012
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Tasting Notes by markjedi1
One of the many series by Gordon & Macphail, the known bottler from Elgin, is the Rare Old. This 31 Year Old Bunna from 1967 was bottled about 14 years ago.
The nose is surprisingly soft and fruity. I am at a fruit auction: pears, apples, cherries and even some strawberries. Pineapple too, but the dried version. The whole is nicely framed by honey, resin and polished oak. No coastal character to be found here, but wonderfully complex nonetheless.
It is creamy and soft, very fruity and sweet. Mild on the spices. Some liquorice and now a salty touch. Boy, this is very good. Not as complex as the nose, though.
The finish, medium in length, remains fruity, but the salt becomes stronger all the time.
Around 300 EUR, I am afraid. But what a Bunna!
31 Year Old 1967 G&M Rare Old