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19 Oct 2012

Bunnahabhain 1990 (Liquid Treasures)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten 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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  • Tony: Well the 1401 batch 8 could be found easily in most places for £200 - indeed I got one for £180 with a discount. The £225 price was a bit high and
  • WhiskyNotes: Don't just look at the UK - it's not always representative for the rest of the world. The last 1401 for Europe was batch 8. I bought that one for €
  • Sam: Nicely written notes, not rated this myself yet. Just to confirm, it's nowhere near a 40% price rise though. The last 1401 released in the UK was at

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