09 Jul 2012
Bunnahabhain 1968 (The Whiskyman)
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Bunnahabhain
Somehow I never got to review this Bunnahabhain 1968 bottled by The Whiskyman. Recently I was kindly offered a sample, so here it is. Thanks Geert!
Bunnahabhain 43 yo 1968 ‘Dram Together’
(46,5%, The Whiskyman 2011, 120 btl.)
Nose: wonderfully honeyed with hints of waxed furniture. Pureed apricots, ripe banana and pear sherbet. Stewed yellow plums. Fig jam. Strawberries. Very warm and slightly tropical. After a while some very light resin and a little mint. Superbly elegant. Mouth: quite gentle. More oaky than on the nose, but still within boundaries. Sweet oranges, banana again, raisins. Hints of figs and even violet syrup. Cinnamon and quite a lot of mint. Oak resin. Grows a bit mossy with hints of tobacco leaves. Tiny coastal notes as well. Finish: not extremely long, but nicely sweet and herbal. Mint and liquorice.
This is elegant and complex, down the same alley as the releases from The Whisky Agency or Whisky-Fässle. High class stuff. Around € 200. I’m guessing everyone who wanted it, already bought it by now.