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21 Aug 2013

Bunnahabhain 1990 (Whisky-Fässle)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten 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 1990 Whisky-FässleBunnahabhain 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.

Score: 79/100

Bunnahabhain 1990 (Whisky-Fässle) 2.5 Ruben Luyten 2013-08-21

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