Bunnahabhain: 25 Year (Scottish Islay Single Malt Whisky: 25 Year: 43% ABV)
Visual: Rich custard gold.
Viscosity: Hard to tell in the glass, but slow progression.
Nose; Sweet honey and stewed apricot. Tiniest touch of smoke. Cured bacon. Custard touch. Very smooth.
Body: Very smooth and slightly light. Pears. Gentle smoke. Cod steaks and oils. Tannins.
Finish: Stewed pears. Cinnamon. Dry oak. Cod and oils. Light honey.
Conclusion: Bunnahabhain has always been on the light end of the Islay range, avoiding most of the peat and harsh character that comes from the better known names. Even so the lightness of touch of this one surprised me. It has a different range of notes that may hint at the Islay home, but it is far from harsh. maybe too far the other way. You get a touch of the island saltiness, but here more with an almost grilled fish character, and…
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