Bunnahabhain 18 Year old

Remarkably Uncomplex

Reviewed by
Connosr member:

Marcus

Date:

15th Feb 2012

Reviewer rating:

80

About this score:

The average score for this whisky is 83.

Tasting Notes by Marcus

Upon opening, there is a definite nose of vanilla, caramel, soft leather, and a certain "sweetness". For an Islay, there is very little of the smoke and peat one would usually expect. That is obviously what sets this whisky apart from it's well-smoked brothers. The palate is quite similar to the nose - sweetness, vanilla and caramel, with the barest hint of peat and brine. Definitely one of the sweetest whiskies, especially for an Islay, that i have ever experienced. It is also an oily whisky which keeps the mouth coated after swallowing. The aftertaste is a bit spicy, with cinnamon and licorice, but it is a very short aftertaste. Overall, a smooth dram and very straightforward, with very little complexity or depth.

Whisky details

Distillery/Brand:

Bunnahabhain

Region:

Islay

ABV:

43%

Colour:

Young Sauternes

Comments

GBrough

GBrough wrote:

Remember Bunna is pratically unpeated, it might have some brine in the background of the palate but besides that you are getting something much softer than the standard Islay.

14 February 2014 06:46

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