50.4% abv, €35
Palate: strong, sweet, honey, dried fruit, cranberries, rum soaked raisins, plums, sawdust, oaky, spicy, white pepper, ginger, tobacco
Finish: long, sweet, honey, fruity, dried fruit, cranberries, oaky, saw dust, tobacco, dark chocolate
Conclusion: I am afraid there is a lot of oak influencing the spirit a bit too much. The wine has given the cask some nice sweet flavours, but the identity of the spirit is a little overpowered by the lengthy finish. After a little longer, she gets better, the oaky-ness diminishes a little, but instead you get more sweetness and not the beautiful Bunnahabhain character, which is something I miss in this bottling.
.this sample was kindly given to us by Murray McDavid for a long gone twitter tasting