Bunnahabhain 36 Years Old 1978 Mission Gold

Bunnahabhain 36 Years Old 1978 Mission Gold Limited Release (50.4%, Murray McDavid, Bourbon Barrel + Willi Opiz Dessert Wine Cask #1, 269 Bottles, 2015)

  • Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky
  • Origin: Bunnahabhain Distillery
  • Bottling: Murray McDavid – Mission Gold
  • ABV: 50%
  • Cost: £TBA
  • Score: 92/100

Murray McDavid - Mission Gold - Bunnahabhain 36yo 1978

What they say:

Mission Gold

BUNNAHABHAIN 1978 Autumn 2015

By taking an old, naturally rich Bunnahabhain single malt whisky, then finishing it in a Willi Opitz Austrian premium dessert wine cask for the best part of a decade, we have created an enormously complex spirit. This dram bequeaths aromas of fresh cut wood chippings, rum-like molasses and polished walnut, against a very subtle smoky background. In the mouth, the deeply developed flavours of cigar smoke and salty nougat linger on the tongue, finishing with a luxurious dark chocolate and black cherry symphony. A fine example of the art of maturation.
Aged 36 Years
  • Region Isle of Islay
  • Bottled October 2015
  • Wood Bourbon barrel
  • Finish Willi Opitz Wine cask
  • Cask# 1

What I say:

Sampled as part of the #MurrayMcDavid twitter tasting


Refractive new copper or brass (10/20), inexorably slow-forming fine tears and fine legs


Polished walnut dashboard, molasses, sweet and spiced, rum, fruit & a hefty dash of vanilla essence, gorgeous!


Salted caramel, butterscotch and highland toffee, cigar boxes, dark chocolate, Christmas pudding, cinnamon schnapps, spiced rum, black cherry & blackcurrant


Long, gently spiced fruit pudding with brandy and chocolate sauce

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