29 Years Old - 43.4% - 700ml
Distilled 1989 and bottled 2018 at cask strength with no colouring.
Bunnahabhaintranslates as “mouth of the river” from the Gaelic, the river in question being the Margadalewhich flows into the Sound of Islay near the distillery. Although generally known for a more lightly peated Islay, this expression is an exception, produced as it was from a batch of stock using barley at a higher level of peat-smoke exposure.
Nose: Noticeable smoky notes with a little marzipan, some jute cloth and spice.
Palate: Fruity palate is layered, rich with building sooty intensity as the flavours displayed on the nose develop.
Finish: Beautifully intense with a classy, lingering finish.