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BẺBANACH ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY Unchillfiltered, natural colour
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BUNNAHABHAIN
This is one of 75 items (134 releases) not presented to taste under new LCBO policies. This REPEAT last appeared in Vintages (***/***+) with 95-points on August 5, 2017 at $100.95 and was Recommended Best Buy. Here is my previous note: Very pale amber colour. Attractive, very slightly spicy, honeyed, smoky, intense, warm plum-caramel nose with some faint floral notes. Dry, medium bodied albeit well structured, harmonious, slightly spicy, floral, honeysuckle flavours with some lemony-creme brulee notes on the long, lingering, gently smoky, elegant, caramel-tinged finish. Has 46.3% alcohol. CSPC 410944
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent PMA Can
Country Scotland
Rating ***/***+(95 points)
Elegant, Smoky, Complex
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: A strongly peated bottling from Bunnahabhain on the island of Islay, this is gloriously robust and much more substantial than the relatively light colour would suggest (refreshingly, the distillery adds no caramel colouring to darken the hue). Robust, yes, but neither sweet nor overly heavy, it comes across with flavours of toasted cereal grains, salty brine and a peaty essence that's more like smoky bacon than the medicinal iodine of some other Islay whiskies. Impressively layered with notes of vanilla, spice, nuts and honey, it's bottled at 46.3-per-cent alcohol and comes un-chill-filtered, so expect it to go cloudy should you dare to serve it on ice (which I would not recommend). Score - 95 (Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail, April 17, 2017) Price $ 99.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 8, 2019
Cases bought 123 (6 bottles per case)

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