Bunnahabhain 1991 (Malt Musketeers)

Another Malt Musketeers bottling. This young bottler was also responsible for an excellent St. Magdalene. Now we’re trying a 26 years old Bunnahabhain.



Bunnahabhain 26 Years - Malt MusketeersBunnahabhain 26 yo 1991 (50,3%, Malt Musketeers 2018, first-fill sherry butt #4321, 35 cl, 90 btl.)

Nose: big and fairly dry sherry nose. Leather, coffee liqueurs and plenty of dark chocolate ganache. Hints of orange peels and cigar leaves. Muscovado sugar and walnuts. Cured meat. Old-style dusty notes too, think wine cellars or libraries. Wee hints of artichokes.

Mouth: fruitier now, exploding on blackcurrants, raspberries, ginger fruitcake and tropical flashes of roasted pineapple and pink grapefruit. All this with generous oak spices (cloves, nutmeg) and a light salty edge. Crushed peppercorns. A little herbal bitterness, which works well here. Liquorice and coffee and some resin towards the end.

Finish: long, on warming spices, herbs, dried fruits and green oak.

A very intense Bunna for sherry bomb fans. A tad overpowering perhaps, with some oak juice mixed in, but very flavoursome. Still bottles available from Malt Musketeers, around € 200.

Score: 89/100