Bunnahabhain 2004 ‘Single Cask Seasons – Spring 2016′ (SV)

Review #237

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′
Bottler: Signatory Vintage
Bottling Series: Single Cask Seasons
Bottled for: Kirsch Whisky Import
Distilled: April 2004
Bottled: March 2016
Age: 11 Years Old
Category: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery: Bunnahabhain
Cask Type: 1st Fill Sherry Butt
Cask No: 800195
No. of Bottles: 674
Strength: 49.7% vol.
Colored: No
Chill Filtered: No


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)


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