Tasting Bunnahabhain 21 yo , 1990 ‘Burns Malt’

Another Exclusive for the whisky barrel. Another Islay, but from Bunna’ this time. this Burns Islay Malt was matured in a single fresh sherry butt #51. Distilled Christmas Eve 1990 and bottled 31st December 2011. I did taste quite a few Sherry Bunna’s lately and I really like their flavor profile, this one was not an exception.

Bunnahabhain 21 yo , 1990 ‘Burns Malt’ , 54.8%, Out of stockbunnahabhain-21yo-robert-burns-malt

Nose:Egg yolk. Meaty sherry. With the expected dried fruits. Sultanas plums and prunes. A lovely mélange of sweet and meaty notes, in this heavily sherried nose.
Palate : starting spicy with  pepper and cinnamon  then drier than I thought it would be. Coffee. Dark chocolate. Earthy, with the dried fruit supporting all this  dryness with their sweetness. Full bodied  and mouth Coating. Sherry but not too sweet, don’t you worry.
Finish : Hot & Spicy with Spices galore  and dried sultanas and chocolate.

A lovely Bunnahabhain.

Score : 89/100

and one can not finish a piece about burns without the first stance of his well known Address to a haggis:

“Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o’ the pudding-race!
Aboon them a’ yet tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy o’a grace
As lang’s my arm. “


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