Bunnahabhain has its open day at the Feis Ile, so why not have some Bunna today, right? Again, I don’t have an official Feis Ile bottling at hand, so I settled with this one.
Single Cask Seasons is a bottling series from independent bottler Signatory Vintage for Kirsch Whisky Import. The goal of this series is to find a whisky that matches the season of the year. This time they bottled a 11 year old Bunnahabhain, matured in a 1st Fill Sherry Butt.
|Name:||Bunnahabhain 2004 ‘Single Cask Seasons – Spring 2016′|
|Bottling Series:||Single Cask Seasons|
|Bottled for:||Kirsch Whisky Import|
|Age:||11 Years Old|
|Category:||Single Malt Scotch Whisky|
|Cask Type:||1st Fill Sherry Butt|
|No. of Bottles:||674|
Very lovely and unbelievable fruity. Cherries, oranges, peaches, raspberries and frosted strawberries, followed by caramel, hints of mint and some freshly chopped nuts, maybe hazelnuts. No smoke, but a very light maritime touch. Warm marzipan and a bit of vanilla.
Unexpected punchy and intense. Cherries, plums and spicy vanilla. A bit oaky and peppery. Cooked oranges and cherry tobacco. Seaweed and sea salt. Some smoke, but really just a tiny bit.
Long and warm. Hints of smoke, sweet fruits and salt. Pipe tobacco, citrus and wood.
A very fine young Bunnahabhain from a good sherry butt — intense, punchy and wonderful fruity. Well worth the money (70€)!
Score: very good and highly recommended (90 / 100)