Introduced in 2010, this is the relaunched version of Bunnahabhain 18yo, with owners Burn Stewart having ditched the caramel colouring and chill-filtration and upped the strength to 46.3%. A triumph for 'naturalist' whisky drinkers and a PR triumph for Burn Stewart - Bravo!
IWSC - Gold Medal Winner World Whiskies Awards 2014: Best Islay Single Malt 13-20
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CountryScotlandRegionIslayBottlerDistillery BottlingAge18 Year Old
Managed to pick up a litre bottle of this the other week. Absolute liquid gold. The best Bunnahabhain i've tasted since a 1962 Auld aquaintence on Isla last year. Highly recommended!
- Gazzbomb, 25th Nov '12
Fantastic whisky. You won't get much better on Islay
- DavidUK, 8th Sep '11
This new style is like a Glenfarclas 25 yr old in many ways. Actually, I prefer the old style with the sherry, light peat and briny flavor. Don't get me wrong this new one is excellent but I wasn't expecting another Glenfarclas.
- anonymous, 12th Apr '11
This is a fantastic stuff. Reminds me roasted and salted almonds like Marabou salted almond chocolate. If you have ever tasted that chocolate, you know what I mean. This Bunna is more sherried that I expected, but in the palate and finish there is wonderful mixture of salt, seaweed, smoke and hint of coffee. A complex and interesting malt!
- Mikko, 4th Mar '11
After last year's highly successful turnaround of the 12yo, now it's the turn of the 18yo. In going "au naturel", the flavour profile of the 12 changed dramatically. This is not the case with the 18; as befits its more refined and elegant nature, the changes are far more subtle. What it has become is drinkable and enjoyable again (the last bottle I had was so flat and lifeless I couldn't finish it). This new bottling is a triumph... a subtle triumph.
- aw, 26th Jan '11
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