Bunnahabhain / Abbey Whisky

Bunnahabhain 23yr / The Rare Casks (Abbey Whisky) Review

Bunnahabhain 23 Year Old The Rare Casks Series 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.

Tasting Notes & Details


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.

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Bunnahabhain 23yr / The Rare Casks (Abbey Whisky)
Age: 23
ABV: 44.00
Distiller: Bunnahabhain
Bottler: Abbey Whisky
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 24/02/2013 by Tom

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