Bunnahabhain 18

Bunna 18

I wasn’t too thrilled with the 12 year offering, the flavors didn’t pull me through, but I was promised the potential was there in the 18 so I decided to give it a try. Sets itself apart from most Islays by not being peated. I believe they use a combination of bourbon and sherry casks.

Price: $150 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Bunnahabhain / Distell Group

Region: Islay

46.3% ABV

Aged For: 18 Years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon and ex-sherry

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No



Color: Amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Rich caramel, chocolate, figs, raisin, vanilla, and soft fruit.

Taste: Heavy toffee, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, citrus and sherry.

Finish: Lingering warmth with oak and pepper. A pinch of salt and baking spice blend with sherry.

Thoughts: A huge step up from the 12 year expression. A good balance of fruit and caramel.

Score: 86 out of 100

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