The Loch Fyne Bunnahabhain 14 Year Old
50cl / 48% abv
Distilled in December 2001 in a sherry cask at the Bunnahabhain Distillery and Bottled December 2015, this expression is limited to only 960 bottles.
We think this Bunnahabhain is outstanding. It was distilled in 2001 and filled into a top quality sherry butt where it has matured for 14 years. It is both Unique and limited and will enhance any collection. However, we believe that our customers will want to drink it and we have release it at a strength of 48% volume, which in our opinion is optimal for a joyous sensory experience.
Rich and complex with stewed fruits, plums, cherries and warm blueberry pie, there's marzipan in there too and with time it adds treacle and liquorice to it's already delightful bouquet. A little water and some time allows some of it's Islay nature to develop, fresh seaweed, coal tar and sweet tobacco now lingers in the glass offering the perfect balancing act to the richer sweeter notes which still dominate throughout.
Stewed winter fruits with cinnamon are followed by gentle bursts of sweet satsuma and zesty lemon before settling on soft and gently smoked heather and a white peppery warmth. The balance of flavours are perfect. The finish combines turfy peat, liquorice and a drying charred oak and spice