1989 Bunnahabhain Whisky – Cask 7719

£165.00

46 in stock

Age: 27 years
Distillery: Bunnahabhain
Cask Type: Hogshead
Cask Number: 7719
Bottles Produced: 239
Date Distilled: 22/12/1989
Date Bottled: 05/10/2017
Vol: 41.0%
Description

The name Bunnahabhain is Gaelic and means river mouth. Despite only being used in blends until 1979, Bunnahabhain has positioned itself as a premium Single Malt with its sweet and fruity character complimenting the lightly peated spirit.

This exclusive Single Cask expression is a perfect representation of Traditional Bunnahabhain and an excellent way to start our Revival.

Distillery

One of only eight active distilleries in Islay, Bunnahabhain (pronounced Boon-a-havn), resides at the top of the island and is Islay’s most northerly distillery.

Due to the remote location of the distillery, when it was founded in 1881 a mile long road had to be constructed up the cliff to make it accessible from Port Askaig, with housing erected nearby for the distillery workers.

Cask Type

Bourbon Barrel – Cask Number 7719

Approximately 190 litres in size, bourbon barrels are sent over from America after they have been used to mature bourbon whiskey. Before they are used however, they are toasted or charred on the inside. This process caramelises the wood sugars and influences the spirit with distinctively sweet tastes such as caramel and vanilla.

Tasting Notes

Colour:
A light golden harvest straw colour.

Nose:
A mix of tropical fruits, honey & linseed oil.

Palate:
Honey, vanilla and meadow flowers with ripe mango & linseed oil

Finish:
Honey, soft spice & oak with a touch of smoke on a long finish.

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