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12 Jun 2013

Bunnahabhain 1991 (TheWhiskyCask)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Bunnahabhain

Most of the middle-aged Bunnahabhains have been sherry casks lately, but this Bunnahabhain 1991 is from a bourbon cask. It was bottled by TheWhiskyCask, a German shop with an extensive range of private bottlings (whisky as well as rum).

 

Bunnahabhain 1991 TheWhiskyCaskBunnahabhain 21 yo 1991
(48,6%, TheWhiskyCask 2013, bourbon cask)

Nose: starts fruity: melon, apricot and yellow apple. Even a tropical edge and marshmallows. Coated in almond cream with hints of vanilla. Plenty of hay and grasses, later also damp ferns. It also shows a coastal side: sea air, mineral notes. Mint. Mouth: good attack, the fruity sweetness is still there but it’s overtaken by notes of grapefruit (both juice and zest), green tea and liquorice. Subtle oak as well, and a little salt. Even hints of peat. Very good balance of fruits and sharpness. Finish: long, grassy and salty. Liquorice and bitter herbs.

A nice bourbon matured Bunnahabhain, switching between fruits and austerity. An entertaining dram. Around € 80.

Score: 88/100

Bunnahabhain 1991 (TheWhiskyCask) 4 Ruben Luyten 2013-06-12

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