Bunnahabhain 18
Added on Saturday, Nov 22, 2008 at 09:51 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 18 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: $95 Availability: Specialty Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 
Nose of caramel, and rather farty -- fartiness does not always designate a bad thing... some farts are great!  And that's the case with Bunna 18.  The medium-bodied and smooth palate is caramel, caramel, caramel.  Yum!  B/B+ 
Chris
 
N: A very raw sherry in the figgy style.
P: Dry powder sherry, some lurking fruit and burnt notes.
F: Peanuts!  Wow, really long and nutty aftertaste.  Quite interesting.  
DW
 
Boo! I'm not generally a fan of Bunnahabhain, so take this for what it's worth, but this only salvages a C+ because I followed it with the 25 which was worse. 
Andy
 

 Note:  This is from a video note during a public tasting.

 

Cough syrupy and little bitter.  Decent mouthfeel

 
Sku
 

Nose:  Medium sherry, grape juice, some sulphur.

Palate:  Lightly sulphured sherry, dark chocolate, candied lemons.

Finish:   Sulphur fumes and acidic chocolate notes.

 

A nice sherried malt with a moderate sulphur note.  

 
Ries
 

n: fig newtons, caramel covered green apple, and ocean air. Nice chocolate and dark cherries with a faint note of burnt paper smoke. Very inviting red fruit nose and iced gingerbread man cookie.

 

t: Dried dark red fruits and a bit of balsamic; salted figs and vanilla wafers in the middle. Hint of toffee and dark chocolate in finish. Stays rich and malty but doesn't get candy sweet. The Islay smoke and salt balances the sherry cask nicely. The smoke starts to show more assertively in the finish.

 

Tastes like a Speyside with smoke and sea air influence; an interesting and savoury whisky.

 

[newer release: unchill-filtered version at higher ABV of 46.3% tasted] 

B+.

 
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