Bunnahabhain Marriage 27 Year Old
70cl / 48.4%
Single Malts of Scotland
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Elixir Distillers
One of two releases showing a new side to the Single Malts of Scotland range – it's a small-batch vatting of four casks, showing off the blending skills of the Elixir Distillers team. It's a 27-year-old Bunnahabhain with the four refill bourbon hogshead coming from three different vintages. The whisky is fruity and complex, with balanced buttery and spicy notes.
Bunnahabhain Marriage 27 Year Old Reviews
Tasting notes by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange
Nose: Vanilla pods, gummi sweets, salted caramel, pineapple cubes, hay and straw. Fruit follows, along with candy necklaces, meadow flowers, green apple skins and freshly-cut pears. Anise and menthol notes hide at the back.
Palate: Oatcakes and digestive biscuits to start, with sultana-studded shortbread biscuits following on behind. Pineapple, and apple and pear pie notes develop, topped with a pinch of white pepper spice. Citrus notes wash over the pie: lemon zest and fleshy oranges. There's a late appearance icing sugar sweetness over the top and a touch of cocoa and raisin underneath.
Finish: Hay, butter, caramel and gentle spice.
Comment: A perfect balance between Bunnahabhain's weighty, buttery spirit and long-aged fruity notes. The spice provides a contrast, but doesn't get too much.