Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old Heavily Peated (Gordon & MacPhail)
Second helping from the Oran Mor Whisky club was a lovely Gordon & MacPhail Bunnahabhain 8 yr old from a refill sherry butt. I have always enjoyed Bunnahabhain whiskies over the years, I like the bottles as well and last year at Duty Free I treated myself to the Darach Ur which I thoroughly enjoyed.
So when this 8 yr old Heavily Peated bottle was poured I was eager to find out how it tasted as I knew it would be the total opposite of the Darach Ur. I really enjoyed this bottling and for me it tasted older than an 8 year old. I suppose from Gordon & MacPhail it was no surprise, as it was a perfectly balanced dram and it was a popular choice to the rest of the group.
If you are interested in this bottling I noticed The Green Welly stop have it on a special price. The Green Welly Stop
Salty and sweet witha good helping of sherry and smoke.
Like going in reverse for the nose, smoky and sherry to start with followed by a sweetness and slight chocolate hints. A nice coating and a freshness and lightness of melon and peach.
A nice medium smoky finish with a good level of smokiness.
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