A wee new Bunnahabhain

Halò, Single Malt Mates,

Bunnahabhain is an Islay whisky. When aficionados think of Islay They think of peated expressions and 99.9% of the time they would be right.

Bunnahabhain is noted for producing non-peated Islay Whisky. I am not sure about this one. The blurb doesn’t mention peated nose or palate.

Anyway, Here is the whisky:

Stiuireadair 46.3% 70cl.

Bunnahabhain has made the most of the remote location that they decided to build the distillery on. Right on the Sound of Islay, they have harnessed the abundance of natural spring water to create a unique Islay whisky. Their Stiuireadair release celebrates the sea and the influence that it has on all of Bunnahabhain’s malts.

Producer Distell
Bottle Size 70cl
Alc. Volume 46.3%
Bottler Official
Region Islay
Country Scotland

Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair
(46,3%, OB 2017)

Nose: medium sherried, in a fairly dry, nutty way. Malty core, baked bread, a hint of blackberries and dried apricot. Toasted nuts, with some caramel, chocolate and light coastal notes. Not bad, though probably a bit younger than 12 years. Mouth: less impressive now. Initially quite hot and spirity, with peppery notes, roasted nuts and a lightly bitter edge. More creamy notes towards the end (toffee, raisins, cake, mocha) as well as some salty notes. Finish: medium long, on malt, berries and chocolate.

This sounds like a Talisker if I am reading right. Still not sure about peatiness.

I am seriously considering putting this whisky on my list!

Whisky, drink divine!
Why should drivelers bore us
With the praise of wine
While we’ve thee before us?”
-Joseph O’Leary

I would like to make a toast to lying, stealing, cheating and drinking. If you’re going to lie, lie for a friend. If you’re going to steal, steal a heart. If your going to cheat, cheat death. And if you’re going to drink, drink with me.

Slàinte mhòr agus a h-uile beannach.duibh.
Great health and every good blessing to you.

Your Scotch Spirit Master

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