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Bunnahabhain 32 Year Old 1978 Murray McDavid Mission

Baileys Bunna

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

29th Jun 2019


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Murray McDavid is the property of Aceo Ltd for a few years now. They took it over from Mark Reynier, former owner of Bruichladdich Distillery. This is an older bottling. The cask was selected by Mark himself: a Bunna 1978!

Juicy nose on dark and sweet fruit like plums, dades and rum raisins. Just a hint of peat in the background. Might even be woodsmoke. Baileys cream liqueur and espresso. Milk chocolate. This is grand yet soft.

Very rich on the palate. Again all the dark fruit from the nose, upholstered with loads of oak: nutmeg, black pepper, ginger. A little bitter note appears, but makes for a near perfect balance. There is also a clear note of wine or port in there, without being able to identify the red fruit. It’s more about blackcurrants in a jam, with lots of spices. Cigar leaves. And finally a very light, but unmistakable salty note. Delicious!

A bitter note appears in the long and warm finish.

What a delicious Bunna. But… today you’ll have to cough up around 600 EUR for a bottle, if you can still find it.

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