Bunnahabhain

Bunnahabhain 9 Years Old 2009 (54.3%, LOTG, Sherry HH  #901203, 320 Bottles, 2020)

Bunnahabhain vintage 2009 Sherry Hogshead

Whisky Review

Bunnahabhain-9yo-2009-LOTG-2020-1

What they say

  • Age of Whisky: 9 years old
  • Alcohol by Volume: 66.7
  • Size of Bottle: 70cl
  • Cask Yield: 320
  • Cask: #901203 Sherry Hogshead

Founded in 1881 on the Northern shore of Islay. An unpeated distillate with citrus fruit and honey notes fully matured in a first fill Oloroso Sherry Hogshead

This Bunna Sherry Bomb went down a treat at our launch tasting!

Fully matured in a single Sherry Hogshead cask for 9 years. Distilled on the 11th of November 2010 and bottled on the 9th of January 2020.

The cask yielded only 320 bottles and it was bottled at natural cask strength 66.70%

The tasting revealed mixed citrus peel, dried apricot and walnut.

What I say

Sampled during the Lady of the Glen 1st Outurn tasting 2020 held at Young Spirits, Edinburgh with Gregor Hannah.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Toffee brown (16/20)
  • Nose: Rich, toffee, fig, orange oil and peel, perhaps a hint of sulphur/rubber
  • Taste: Full-bodied, rich and sweet with plenty of spices, figs, dates, rich barley malt, orange peel some candied, ginger in dark chocolate, nutty walnut and brazil nuts.
  • Finish: Long, sweet, nutty and spiced.

Overall

A delicious sherry-matured Bunnahabhain the retains an orange oil zestiness from youth but with plenty of well-developed sherry influences too.

Score 88/100

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