BUNNAHABHAIN AGED 11 YEARS ~ ISLAY, SCOTLAND
85/100 Whisky Base
86/100 The Dramble
Singapore's luxury magazine Lux ' The Best Whisky Brands in The World - Best Whisky Brands of 2021' - N# 15
Man of Many '21 Best Scotch Whisky Brands - 2020' N#15
A brilliant Bunnahabhain, bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! The fifth Boutique-y Bunnahabhain is an 11-year-old single malt, balancing coastal salinity with dried fruit and waves of caramel.
Matt - The Dramble "Whilst this Bunnahabhain is straight-forward and unfussy, it’s also chiselled, precise and highly evocative of the location of the distillery. The spirit is leading the cask – as it should be – resulting in a whisky that’s both light and refreshing, but also concentrated and coastal."
Master of Malt "Complex in an interesting way and brimming with flavour and personality."
Ruben - Whisky Notes "A really nice Bunna. autumnal in a way with subtle dry sherry notes and different earthy/coastal touches. Above-average complexity as well."
Lux Magazine "An Islay-based distillery, Bunnahabhain was founded in 1881 and has won awards across plenty of categories. It’s a super premium brand known for its stylish flavours and complex yet subtle combinations."
Jacob Osborne, Man of Many '21 Best Scotch Whisky Brands - 2020 "While we’re still roaming around Islay, let’s stop at yet another one of the island’s relatively few active distilleries. In the game since 1881, Bunnahabhain releases a modest selection of core statements and the occasional one-off. This is good Scotch and often great Scotch. Pick up one of the brand’s more expensive releases and you might even think it’s the best Scotch."
Nose - Buttery whisky tablet fudge, peanut brittle and marzipan icing initially, before soft pears and apple peels emerge. Coastal air brings salinity in the backdrop.
Palate - Prickles of nutmeg liven the core of damp earth, charred oak and vintage cider apples. Sticky toffee pudding adds a thick, rich sweet note alongside a hint of salted pretzels.
Finish - Winter spice fizzes away in a lengthy finish.
Bunnahabhain Distillery was established in 1881 on the northeastern tip of the Isle of Islay by the shore of Bunnahabhain Bay and overlooking the Sound of Islay. Bunnahabhain Distillery is equipped with four huge pear-shaped stills and produces Scottish malt whiskey which is released in blends and in single malt and single cask bottlings. A participant in Feis Ile, the annual Islay Festival of Malt and Music.
Founded in 2014 by John McIlvogue, Old & Rare Whisky bottles the world’s rarest and hard-to-find Whisky. From brands such as Macallan and Bowmore to Hibiki, in addition to over 100 bottles from now silent distilleries.