Bunnahabhain 18 year old Islay Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Creamier than the 12 year bigger too, with broader shoulders and greater depth. Fairly sweet up front, with vanilla-laced malt, chewy toffee, and ripe fruit. Almond fudge and a hint of espresso add intrigue, while dry wood spice on the finish underpins the whisky’s characteristic sweetness. Contemplative and complex. (Vol. 15 #2)
Gold Medal winner, 13th Annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition, 2013. Rich golden amber hue, with a nose of liquid caramel bubbling on the stove, banana cream pie, macadamia nut brittle and the sea breeze blowing off the Sound of Islay. It lies on your palate like heavy syrup that coats your mouth. The flavors are all creamy butter; toasted almonds and Brazil nuts, fresh pipe tobacco and a sea brininess that is a classic taste of Bunnahabhain. The weight of the 18 year old is very heavy, like your favorite blanket on a cold winter's day. The finish is extremely long and warming with just a wee bit of spiciness. What a stunning dram!