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10 Dec 2011

Bunnahabhain 1968 (Whisky-Fässle)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Bunnahabhain

Time to compare. This Bunnahabhain 1968 has similar specs. It was released by Whisky-Fässle together with the newly opened Whiskybase shop in Holland (who claim this is better than the legendary Auld Acquaintance – not sure about that guys).

 

Bunnahabhain 1968 Whisky-Fässle WhiskybaseBunnahabhain 43 yo 1968 (43,8%,
Whisky-Fässle 2011, refill sherry cask,
joint bottling with Whiskybase)

Nose: a bigger fruitiness here. Juicy pears and (riper) banana but also added notes of mango and apricots. Even more jammy. Extra beehive notes as well (beeswax, honey), I like that. More sherry notes obviously. In short: similar elements but a tad more luscious and warm. Mouth: sweeter, slightly fruitier than the TWA/3R release. Banana flambeed. Raisins and dried figs. Honey. Baked apple with cinnamon. Less oak. Finish: long, fruity and honeyed with subtle oak.

This one is more to my liking than yesterday’s sister bottling. It’s rounder and controls the oak more. Great selection. It’s slightly less expensive as well.
Around € 205.

Score: 92/100

Bunnahabhain 1968 (Whisky-Fässle) 4.5 Ruben Luyten 2011-12-10
  • Charlie Wang

    Thanks for the nice review on this Bunnahabhain 1968. I have ordered 3 bottles from the Whiskybase shop as the Christmas present for myself!

  • http://www.whiskynotes.be Ruben

    Great, you won’t regret it.

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