Edition Spirits Bunnahabhain Tasting Notes

Posted: December 29, 2015 in Bunnahabhain, Scotch Whisky A-G

Edition Spirits Bunnahabhain 1989 (25 year old) 49.4%

Refill Bourbon Hogshead/ Code: EDI0115/ Dist: 1989 Btl: Sept 2015/ Tasted: Oct 2015

A gorgeously juicy nose of lime conserve, apricot, guava and melon. Generously tropical with some deft honey, barley and dusty oak, but wow! That fruit! Gently spied and with time some castor sugar coated green apple and toasty oak notes appear.

The palate opens with the barley and mature honey. There’s a touch more oak so it’s not quite as exuberantly fruity as the nose suggests, but it creeps through on the middle with a gentle sub-tropical character. There’s plenty of brine and citrus –adding freshness and it definitely doesn’t feel its age. Stunning finish of green apple, lime and gooseberry with the luscious honey keeping it just the right side of tart. Slightly dusty oak and earthy after-taste.


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