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02 Sep 2010

Bunnahabhain 1967 (Malts of Scotland)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Bunnahabhain

Malts of Scotland released two old Bunnahabhains at the same time. This one was distilled in 1967. Be sure to compare with the Bunnahabhain 1968 by Malts of Scotland.


Bunnahabhain 1967/2010 Malts of Scotland Bunnahabhain 41 yo 1967 (41,1%, Malts of Scotland 2010, bourbon hogshead #3315, 147 btl.)

Nose: again quite tropical, but the coconut / vanilla cream seems to be subdued. Unripe pineapple. White peaches. This profile is a little less warm, the fruits are fresher – greener, if you know what I mean. The oily notes are sharper, like linseed oil or varnished paintings. Cardamom? Even some walnut oil after a while. There seem to be faint coastal notes as well. Interesting variation, although I prefer the luscious warmth of the 1968. Mouth: quite oily again. A cut-off effect on the fruity notes, just like in the 1968. Goes on with peach and oaky notes, though never drying. Hints of oranges. Some nutmeg and a little mint. Water brings out a bit of vanilla. Finish: medium length, on cooked apple and normal woody notes.

Very good, but in my opinion, this one is slightly less expressive than the Bunnahabhain 1968 from Malts of Scotland. Same price as the others: about € 215.

Score: 90/100

Bunnahabhain 1967 (Malts of Scotland) 4 Ruben Luyten 2010-09-02

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