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19 Oct 2012

Bunnahabhain 1990 (Liquid Treasures)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Bunnahabhain

The fourth batch of Liquid Treasures was nicknamed “Ocean residents”. This Bunnahabhain 1990 features a clownfish on the label.

 

 

Bunnahabhain 1990 Liquid TreasuresBunnahabhain 22 yo 1990 (49,2%, Liquid Treasures 2012, sherry hogshead)

Nose: big sherry, a classic mix of raisins, figs and chocolate. Also fruity hints of raspberry / strawberry jam. A hint of smoked ham without the traces of sulphur that sherried Bunna can sometimes show. A few herbal overtones and hay. Leather. First fill sherry well executed. Mouth: again big sherry, lots of chocolate notes, raspberry ganache, Christmas cake and prunes. Cinnamon and soft pepper. Sultanas. A classic profile. Finish: more of the same, which is not bad news.

Similar to the Bunnahabhain 1990 by Master of Malt, but cleaner, juicier and more balanced. Simply good whisky. Available from eSpirits. Around € 90.

Score: 87/100

Bunnahabhain 1990 (Liquid Treasures) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2012-10-19

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