BUNNAHABHAIN 1979 Over 35 Years Sherry 8th Edition ARTIST Signatory Vintage


The Bunnahabhain distillery is equipped with six Oregan pine washbacks and four pot stills, which can claim to be some of the largest in Scotland (alongside Glenmorangie and Jura). Particularly ample, this venerable version highlights the magnificence of its sherry cask ageing and immerses us in a world overflowing with exuberance that is at once luxurious, exotic, floral, balsamic and spicy. Superb notes of precious wood and polish liven up the complex, smooth and mellow palette of flavours and aromas.

Profile: the voluptuous initial nose is characterized by emery cloth, heady florals (purple lilac) and cocoa bean. Allowed to breathe, it becomes fruity (orange, passion fruit) and spicy. The smooth attack wavers between Vosges bonbons, dark chocolate and dried fruit (date). The silky finish is in turn exotic (guava) and resinous (pine, eucalyptus). Single Cask no. 9521 – Sherry Butt. Exclusive to LMDW.

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Tasting Notes

: Rich, heady. On the first nose, scents of rooty and empyreumatic peat (sleet, soot) rub shoulders with vanilla, lemony and medicinal notes (Velpeau band, poultice) of very pure expression. Allowed to breathe, the aromatic palette becomes increasingly mineral (schist, charcoal, basalt), saline and at the same time creamy (barley porridge, rice cake). Then, essential oils (savory, rosemary, sage) and spices (star anise, clove, nutmeg) intermingle with fresh fruit (Williams pear, Golden apple).

Palate : Clean, full of vitality. Finely liquoricey (stick) and oily (green olive), the attack on the palate develops into candied (lemon, pineapple, pear) and herbaceous (green barley, cut hay, alfalfa) flavors. On the mid-palate, notes of barley sugar and anise deeply permeate the taste buds. The finish is minty, very slightly earthy and rooty (gentian, genepi).

Finish : Long, dense. Anchored in a soil full of mineral salts, the start of the finish is supported by a remarkable chocolate and malty bitterness. In the aftertaste, the pungent flavors of a burning cigar float in an atmosphere increasingly saturated with intense smoke and eucalyptus notes. The retro-nasal olfaction is malty, peaty (dry peat), medicinal (balm), vanilla and lemony. The empty glass leads us right into the middle of a spray-swept peat field.

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Weight 1.170 kg
Dimensions 10.0 × 10.0 × 25.0 cm


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