Bunnahabhain Mòine Oloroso

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This is a lovely little thing that popped up on the radar recently. It’s a limited edition distillery bottling of Bunnahabhain that’s a vatting of 7 oloroso sherry casks. Bunnahabhain is generally amazing with sherry, even at a young age. Over and above that, it’s peated. No age statement, but at slightly over 60% ABV this should have some serious oomph to it.

Aged 3 years*. 60.1% ABV. Matured in Oloroso casks. No colourant added, non-chill filtered and bottled at batch strength.

* for lack of age statement.

Nose: Mix of dusty peat and dusty sherry. Seaweed in the sun. Plums. Brown sugar. Oak chips. Cherries. Almost a Ledaig-like funk.

Palate: Salty peat. White pepper. Woodspice. Eases into acacia sap and red fruits. Plums. Fennel. Menthol. Leather. Tobacco.

Finish: Long. Quite warming. Tobacco smoke. Earthy peat. Woodspice. Menthol. Cacao. Red fruits.

Would I buy this: Yes

Would I order this in a bar: Yes

Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: Yes

VFM: 3/5

This was an interesting one. Not as balanced as some sherry matured Bunnas I’ve tried, but man it was full of character. Loads of smokey, fruity goodness in here. It also has quite a lot of dirty funk to it that kind of reminded me of a Ledaig.

 

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