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29 Dec 2012

Bunnahabhain 1976 (Whisky-Doris)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Bunnahabhain

We’ve had a super-young Bunnahabhain just before Christmas, now we’re having an old Bunnahabhain 1976 bottled by Whisky-Doris.



Bunnahabhain 1976 (Whisky-Doris)Bunnahabhain 35 yo 1976 (49,1%, Whisky-Doris 2012, sherry hogshead #6112, 248 btl.)

Nose: very nice, a dry oloroso style. There’s a sweetness of figs and dates, but it’s muted by mossy notes, damp wood and maritime notes. Cocoa dust and orange zest. Quite some herbal notes as well. Mouth: a similar story, balancing between medium sherry (figs, nuts) and the herbal, dry wood. Some Seville oranges, tobacco and sourish oak. Pu-erh tea. Liquorice and a faint salty note in the end. Finish: long, now fairly dry with leafy and salty notes.

A very good, sherried Bunna with a nicely coastal, dry sherry character. In between dry oloroso and Fino actually. Still rather affordable considering the age. Around € 140.

Score: 89/100

Bunnahabhain 1976 (Whisky-Doris) 4 Ruben Luyten 2012-12-29



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