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Bunnahabhain vintage 1989

Bunnahabhain vintage 1989

Bunnahabhain vintage 1989

  • Age of Whisky: 28 years old
  • Alcohol by Volume: 43.70%
  • Size of Bottle: 70cl
  • Cask Yield: 204
  • Cask: Bourbon Hogshead
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Founded in 1881, Bunnahabhain is an active distillery located in the north of Islay. Building the distillery was hugely expensive as it was a feat of construction involving the build of the actual distillery, the pier, as well as the surrounding houses and roads linking it to the rest of the island. The name is Gaelic for ‘mouth of the river’ as it takes its water from the nearby Margadale spring.

Importantly, Bunnahabhain spirit is unpeated and the distillery is recognised for producing a light-bodied, medium-sweet, low-peat distillate that expresses floral, malty notes with fruity, spicy, honey hints. The stills at Bunnahabhain are very large, which might imply little spirit to copper contact, but because the fill levels are relatively low contact is adequate.

Typically Bunnahabhain is matured in ex-sherry casks, but with this single cask release we have a matured in bourbon to impart vanilla and coconut flavours. Distilled in 1989 and matured in only one cask for a full 28 years, at some stage it is likely that this cask leaked because the yield was just 204 bottles and the ABV dropped to slightly lower than expected due to there being less volume in the cask.

On the nose, enjoy sweet caramelised toffee with juicy green apple, with hints of dark chocolate and bitter navel orange. On the palate, expect a smooth, light taste of foam banana penny sweet. The aftertaste is lingering with an oaky bitterness typical of more mature spirit.

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