Bunnahabhain 2001 (Wemyss)

Another bottling from the latest batch of Wemyss single cask expressions: Bunnahabhain 2001 from a huge sherry puncheon.



bunnahabhain-2001-hickory-molasses-wemyssBunnahabhain 14 yo 2001 ‘Hickory Molasses Glaze’ (46%, Wemyss Malts 2016, sherry puncheon, 771 btl.)

Nose: rich and sherried, with plenty of tobacco notes at first. Some heather honey and roasted nuts. Bitter oranges. Candied figs. Hints of barbecue glaze and smoking hickory indeed. Wet leaves. Overall nice aromas but rather sharp and winey, with some vinegary touches as well.

Mouth: same ballpark. Seville oranges, milk chocolate, sour plums and light brine. Burnt notes in the background. Pepper and clove. Slightly winey again.

Finish: long, meaty, with sweet & sour touches and subtle herbs.

A nice sherry profile with some great aromas that pair well with the natural coastal notes of Bunnahabhain. A tad too winey but otherwise nicely aromatic. Around € 75.

Score: 83/100