Review: “The Bosun’s Dram” Bunnahabhain by Wemyss Malts

the-bosuns-dram lowBunnahabhain – ‘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.


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