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18-YEAR-OLD ISLAY SINGLE MALT Natural Colour, Unchill Filtered
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BUNNAHABHAIN
Deep golden caramel colour. Intense, very faintly peppery, slightly spicy, plum-hazelnut-caramel nose. Dry, complex, intense, gently peaty, medium bodied, very slightly peppery, warm, bright plummy-caramel flavours with a lingering, intense, somewhat honeyed finish. Has an alcohol level of 46.3%. Last appeared in Vintages (***) on January 18, 2014 at $149.95 and was an Explorer Selection. CSPC 247049
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent PMA Can
Country Scotland
Rating ***(91 points)
Rich, Faintly Smoky, Intense
LCBO Note Status
TASTING NOTE: A sumptuous amalgam of lightly salted roasted hazelnut shimmering within its own oil. Oloroso bulging with toasted, slightly singed currants, a sliver of kumquat and topped by thick vanilla. Irresistible...almost impossible to fault: the oloroso grandly, almost pompously, leads the way exuding thick Christmas pudding depth; a light muscovado sugar top dressing counters the deeper, lightly salted vanillas which begin to emerge; a very slight sulphury note sullies the tone somewhat, but there is still enough rich vanilla and spotted dick for some enjoyable afters; only an odd cask has dropped this from being a potential award winner to something that is merely magnificent... Score - 93.5 (Jim Murray, Whisky Bible, 2013) Price $ 179.95
Bottle Size 700 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 10, 2015
Cases bought 69 (6 bottles per case)

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