Today we’re visiting the youngest of the TWB Originals single casks, and not surprisingly they have chosen a young Islay peated Bunnahabhain. We all know that young peated Islays under 10 years old will pack a nice peaty punch and this is what TWB was aiming at here.
Bunnahabhain 2013 TWB Staoisha, 59.7%, £37.50
Nose: Peat smoke, and wet dog upfront (wet fur, yes you know you like it!), a bit mineral with seaspray, sweet cotton candy, marshmallow, vanilla fudge, and white chocolate, apples, and pear drops, young sweet peat at its prime. what’s not to like?
Palate: fresh ground peppercorns, chili flakes, peat and soot, salty and briny, but also sweet with fudge/tablet, toasted oak, and tobacco leaves.
Finish: Smoked fish, chocolate, soot, peat embers, and more cigar leaves.
Conclusion: Young peat done well! quite complex for such a youngster, tobacco and salt with a sweet touch. good VFM. if not remarkable. 6-year-old malts have nothing to be ashamed of. Slainte!