Bunnahabhain 2001 (Single Malts of Scotland)

Bunnahabhain 2001 (Single Malts of Scotland)

In the first outturn of Single Malts of Scotland releases for 2020 there was this Bunnahabhain 2001 from an Oloroso cask. They already bottled sister cask #1254 back in 2018.


Bunnahabhain 18 yo 2001 (54,7%, Single Malts of Scotland 2020, Oloroso sherry butt #1253, 620 btl.)

Nose: remarkable aromas. Nice candle wax, mossy notes, tobacco and cigar boxes, but also rather aromatic, almost fragrant peaches and tangerines. Leathery notes, wet earth. Sour berries. A slight minty note as well.

Mouth: the same very elegant sherry notes, mostly walnuts and tobacco, herbal liqueurs, hints of caraway seeds and juniper. Ginger. Oranges again, some yellow apples and light resinous touches. A little toffee and heather honey in the background. 

Finish: quite long, on herbal teas, menthol and nutty notes.

This is very complex, layered Bunnahabhain. Great old-style sherry influence, simply very enjoyable and easily one of my favourite bottlings of the series this year. Quite a large outturn yet it seems to be sold out at The Whisky Exchange.