21 Aug 2013
Bunnahabhain 1990 (Whisky-Fässle)
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Bunnahabhain
In the latest batch by Whisky-Fässle, there’s a new Bunnahabhain 1990. By the looks of it a similar cask to the previous one.
Bunnahabhain 22 yo 1990
(52%, Whisky-Fässle 2013, sherry cask)
Nose: quite a lot of toasted bread to start with. Leather and soy sauce. Big jammy notes (raspberry / strawberry / figs), fading into balsamic notes. Fudge and caramel. Wee hints of sulphur and plastics as well. Maybe a little incense. First fill, high power sherry. Mouth: a sourish kind of sherry, with cough syrup, liquorice and herbal essences. Hints of resin and cloves. Galangal and gentian. Bitter oranges. Over the top in my opinion, I can’t think of many sherry bottlings as invasive as this one. Finish: long, sour and bitter as well now. Fernet-Branca springs to mind.
This could work as a digestive, I’m sure. As a savouring whisky, I prefer the previous Bunnahabhain 1990 from the same bottler. Around € 105.