Tasting Notes / Bottles from Bunnahabhain



Bunnahabhain 23yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Bunnahabhain 23yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

Part of a series of six new Burns Malt single cask single malt releases from The Whisky Barrel this is the Bunnahabhain 23 Year Old Burns Malt

Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old
Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old

The second of a couple of reviews of Bunnahabhain whiskies this evening with the Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old.

Bunnahabhain 26yr (Lady of The Glen)
Bunnahabhain 26yr (Lady of The Glen)

I've been lucky enough to try a couple of whiskies from Lady of the Glen now and i've been impressed with the quality of the drams from this small independant bottler and this dram is no different.

Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old Heavily Peated (Gordon & MacPhail)
Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old Heavily Peated (Gordon & MacPhail)

Second helping from the Oran Mor Whisky club was a lovely Gordon & MacPhail Bunnahabhain.

Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old Moine cask No 3660 2nd Fill Sherry Fill Your Own
Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old Moine cask No 3660 2nd Fill Sherry Fill Your Own

Back in the mid 1990s (around 93-97) when i was working across the road from Royal Mile Whiskies and beginning my love of whisky by buying as much of it as i could, the Bunnahabhain 12 was my first experience of an Islay whisky, but back then it didn't taste like one.

Bunnahabhain Ceobanach
Bunnahabhain Ceobanach

For a long long time in my whisky drinking career Bunnahabhain has held a place in my heart and this new release Bunnahabhain Ceobanach is no different as it adds a whiff of smoke to a familiar lemons

Bunnahabhain Cruach-Mhona
Bunnahabhain Cruach-Mhona

Part of the Bunnahabhain tasting after our tour during the #IslayRoadTrip with Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky Blog and Jon (@dvdbloke) from Scotch and Sci-fi

Bunnahabhain Darach Ur
Bunnahabhain Darach Ur

Another interesting Bunnahabhain here; this time the lovely Bunnahabhain Darach Ur.

Bunnahabhain Dram An Stiureadair
Bunnahabhain Dram An Stiureadair

Part of the Bunnahabhain tasting after our tour during the #IslayRoadTrip with Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky Blog and Jon (@dvdbloke) from Scotch and Sci-fi

Bunnahabhain Eirigh Na Greine
Bunnahabhain Eirigh Na Greine

Part of the Bunnahabhain tasting after our tour during the #IslayRoadTrip with Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky Blog and Jon (@dvdbloke) from Scotch and Sci-fi

Bunnahabhain Toiteach
Bunnahabhain Toiteach

Part of the Bunnahabhain tasting after our tour during the #IslayRoadTrip with Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky Blog and Jon (@dvdbloke) from Scotch and Sci-fi

Bunnahabhain Young & Feisty Provenance (Douglas Laing)
Bunnahabhain Young & Feisty Provenance (Douglas Laing)

This cracker of a dram from Douglas Laing was kindly given to Livingston Whisky Club to be used in a tasting night.

Robbie Douglas Islay Malt 22 Year Old
Robbie Douglas Islay Malt 22 Year Old

A while Back David Carson (@TIA568B) sent me a sample of a 21 Year Old North British Grain from independant bottlers Robbie Douglas which was superb so when i was offered the chance to sample and revi

SMWS 10.108 Yin and Yang
SMWS 10.108 Yin and Yang

An interesting 9 year old from this Islay Distillery matured in a virgin oak hogshead from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

SMWS 10.71 - Onions Spring Eternal
SMWS 10.71 - Onions Spring Eternal

I was lucky enough to meet up recently with John McCheyne (@SMWSAmbassador) at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Edinburgh for a chat and a few drams.

SMWS 10.76 - Duelling Banjos Dram
SMWS 10.76 - Duelling Banjos Dram

Tasted at the February Outurn preview night at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society this is the 10.76 - Duelling Banjos Dram

SMWS 10.77 Beware of the Monster
SMWS 10.77 Beware of the Monster

And yet another The Scotch Malt Whisky Society review thanks to Barry (@thewhiskyphiles) from the Whisky Philes Blog who passed me this sample as part of the effort to get me to 100 in 2014.

SMWS 10.95 Smoky Porky Perky Poke
SMWS 10.95 Smoky Porky Perky Poke

There's an old adage of not reading a book by it's cover and when it comes to Scotch malt Whisky Society bottlings I tend to try not reading the whisky by it's name, but with a name like Smoky Porky Perky Poke it's not as easy as you would think.

Wemyss Malts Chocolate Honeycomb
Wemyss Malts Chocolate Honeycomb

Part of the Spring Summer 2013 Single cask Selection from Wemyss Malts.

Wemyss Malts East Neuk Dunes
Wemyss Malts East Neuk Dunes

The second of two Wemyss Malts drams available exclusively at the distillery is this East Neuk Dunes, a 1990 vintage from Bunnahabhain distillery.