Bunnahabhain 23yr / The Rare Casks (Abbey Whisky)
It wasn't that long ago that i tasted the first release from Abbey Whisky and their The Rare Casks series which was the Caperdonich 17 which i thought was a fantastic dram.
When Abbey Whisky announced that they were going to have a second release which would be either a peated Bunnahabhain or a Bruichladdich and allowed people to vote for which i was totally up for the Bunnahabhain.
I'm so glad that i voted for this dram, it genuinely is very nice, the peated smoke subsides quickly and allows in sweet floral and fruity notes.
This review was based on a sample provided by Abbey Whisky but i will be returning to them and buying a full bottle of this for my collection.
Theres light smoke here which is similar in style to an Islay malt which starts with Laph.The very light smoke comes first in that TCP/Medicinal form and then flits away and becomes quite fruity and floral. The floral notes are a mix between a stroll through the local interflora and the sweetnes of some floral gums, the fruity side is a touch of dried fruit nd all of it is wrapped in some vanilla cream .
Lovely and creamy with floral gums and driedfruits and that light medicinal smoke, touches of bitter chocolate and a smidge of mint, like the lightest ever aftereight mint.
lovely length, fresh in the mouth but goes a little drying and a touch spicy.
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