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Bunnahabhain 1966 Tasting notes and reviews

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Bunnahabhain 1966

Brand
Bunnahabhain
Expression
1966
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
46.10%
Vintage
1966
Produced at
Bunnahabhain Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.bunnahabhain.com
Availability
Bunnahabhain distillery only

Michael Jackson

Nose
Smoke melding with fresh sea breezes. Could that be the puffer leaving for Glasgow?
Palate
Rich, creamy body. Fresh flavours. Unusually estery. Ginger toffee. Becoming nutty.
Finish
Dusty. Spice-shop. Long and warming.
Comment
The blood-orange hue suggests that this Bunnahabhain will in all senses be more colourful than the gentle 12 Years Old we normally encounter. Sun-dried whisky?

Dave Broom

Nose
Heavy wood influence hits immediately. Leather, pipe smoke, Armagnac like (prune nut and earth).
Palate
A sweet start, the (tannic) wood puts a grip on things pretty quickly but there's still some attractive sweet honey notes/apple sponge in centre.
Finish
Ginger then roses and spice.
Comment
It's more Jerez than Islay. I can‘t help feeling this would have been a cracker a few years ago.
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