Bunnahabhain – ‘The Bosun’s Dram’ 1997/2013 (16yo) – Wemyss Malts – 46%
Wemyss released five new single casks in April ’14, for details head here. However, on to the review of one of those releases!
Colour: Full golden.
Nose: Earthy and slightly salty yet there’s a gentle peat smoke with malty hay tones.
Palate: Earthy salty peat! Pinch of spices and some crushed late summer berries.
Finish: Packed with flavour, long and enjoyable. There’s peat and smoke there, but the barley wins out… digestive biscuits next to a smoky fire (damp logs).
Water: Don’t do it!
Thoughts: Peated Bunna for the win! Always one of my faves, and this doesn’t disappoint in any way at all, what a top dram! Relaxing and very enjoyable. Definitely a favourite for me, look out for this.
Official Note: “This hogshead evokes sea-aged ropes burning on a beach bonfire” – Pretty accurate notes!
Thanks to Wemyss for the sample.