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Old Islay Single Malt Bunnahabhain 33 Years Old selected by Royal Mile Whiskies Tasting notes and reviews

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Old Islay Single Malt Bunnahabhain 33 Years Old selected by Royal Mile Whiskies

Brand
Old Islay Single Malt
Expression
Bunnahabhain 33 Years Old selected by Royal Mile Whiskies
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
33 years old
Abv
45.50%
Produced at
Bunnahabhain Distillery
Region
Islay
Availability
Royal Mile Whiskies and Whisk-E Ltd in Japan

Michael Jackson

Nose
Treacle toffee, cream toffee, toffee apples? Ripe red apples. Calvados. Pears? Milk chocolate. Illusive smoke.
Palate
Light but well structured. Caramel and burnt toffee top notes with a slight tart and savoury undercurrent. (Flaumkuchen?)
Finish
Creamy and rounded.
Comment
Caramel and creamy notes dominate this whisky, which could be boring were it not for the intriguing hints or ripe fruit and Calvados.

Dave Broom

Nose
Big and fruity. Cherry, overripe melon, tinned apricot, old apple. Mulled cider, black banana, confiture. Plenty of oak with water.
Palate
Immediate spice. Another forest-like dram. Fairly dry and grippy some dried herbs, fine oak. Much better with with water which allows chocolate and nutmeg to come out along with maraschino, vanilla slice and orange peel.
Finish
Long and biscuity with light spice.
Comment
Balanced, mature. Recommended.
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