Whisky Review #116 Bunnahabhain 1999 (Cadenhead’s) 54.4%

bunnaOnto another Bunna now. This is an 11 year old whisky, drawn from a single bourbon hogshead that gave 294 bottles in total. Bottled in 2011.

On the nose: Juicy, canned tropical fruits, light peatsmoke, lime and some kind of mineraly note(flint). A bit drier with a dash of water, some ash, but still fruity.

On the palate: Spicy and dry caskwood, strong alcohol and vanilla fudge. More smoke with water, but not a lot. Seems a little thin to me, even though it’s pretty strong. Some lemon balm bitter mint after a while. Finishwise I’m getting vanilla and bitter oak. Good length.

Decent stuff, but I’m not a huge fan of the palate on this one allthough I can’t quite figure out why. The nose is good but it seems a bit pale and weak tastewise, which you wouldn’t really excpect from a cask strength Bunnahabhain..

83/100 points

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