Bunnahabhain not too long ago introduced three bottlings for Feis Ile 2022. They are going to be out there on the distillery through the pageant, however you may additionally purchase them from the on-line store
Replace: additionally examine my Abhainn Araig and Mòine 2004 Tokaji evaluate
Distilled on the twenty eighth of October 1998, this restricted version whisky spent simply over 20 years maturing in a basic ex-bourbon cask. A minimum of, that’s what I feel because the distillery doesn’t specify. In November 2019 it moved to a French Calvados cask to complete for nearly two years.
Bunnahabhain 23 yo 1998 Calvados Cask End (49,7%, OB for Feis Ile 2022)
Nostril: pretty impartial aromas, a little bit on the candy aspect. I get a lot of minimize yellow apples, in addition to ripe pears and toffee. Hints of moss and heather honey. Some herbs and hay. Candy beer. Delicate coastal notes. All fairly good nevertheless it’s a little bit middle-of-the-road, we anticipated extra.
Mouth: an identical sweetness. Bready cereals, yellow and pink apples, alongside floral honey. Mid-palate it develops a natural bitterness in addition to tangy white pepper. A drop of cough syrup. Delicate nutty notes in the direction of the tip.
End: not very lengthy, nonetheless on (frivolously oxidized) apples, oak spice and a faint floral contact.
The apparent apple flavours make it a bit bland and the slight astringency doesn’t assist both. The Whisky Change is promoting this Calvados Cask, nevertheless it’s not well worth the asking worth in my view. It’s bought out on the Bunna web site however the different Feis Ile releases are nonetheless out there. We’ll quickly strive these as effectively. Fingers crossed.