Bunnahabhain 1988 (Single Malts of Scotland)

The oldest expression in the recent batch from Single Malts of Scotland, a Bunnahabhain 1988.



Bunnahabhain 1988 - Single Malts of ScotlandBunnahabhain 28 yo 1988
(46,8%, Single Malts of Scotland 2016, refill bourbon cask #100229, 344 btl.)

Nose: rather delicate and dry, but with an excellent freshness. A little banana candy, juicy nectarine, sweet lemon, green apple. Big beeswax notes too. Vanilla. Hay. Honeysuckle. Some fresh oak chips, but nicely integrated.

Mouth: rich and rather creamy, with light honey, waxy notes again, and a vaguely tropical fruitiness. Lime, custard, a little mango, lemon liqueur. Quite jammy, and the oak gives it a certain backbone, nutty notes but no aggressive spices.

Finish: not too long, quite grassy, with orange cake, vanilla and cinnamon.

Very good Bunna, creamy and fruity in a delicate, elegant profile. One of the best bottles from this batch of SMOS releases. Around € 210, sold out from TWE but you may find it in other stores.

Score: 89/100