Bunnahabhain 1968 Auld Acquaintance
Added on Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 07:13 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 34 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1968 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.80 % Region: Islay
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
2002 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes

Heavily-sherried Bunnas aren't exactly a rarity, and many are good, but this exemplifies just how fantastic they can be. A great sherry complexity, dried fruits of all kinds as you'd imagine, mild sweetness, light spice, lengthy finish. Rather "purple" tasting. The flavors aren't as intense overall as one might wish for, but that adds to the huge drinkability of this excellent malt.  

N: very rich old sherry, wood polish and some molasses.

P:  very rich, rancio, chocolate sherry.  Some red fruit lurks underneath.  Highest quality sherry, quite Macallan-like.

F:  Very long in lie cacao chocolate milk.



Nose: Huge sherry notes, grapes, fruit cocktail.

Palate:  Nicely rounded fruit notes, earthy, rancio notes.

Finish:  Lightly bitter.


This is wonderfully drinkable stuff.




N: Light sherry, leather, toffee, roasted peanuts, caramel chews, sour plum, berry flavored sour belts, cherry bubble gum, chocolate and raspberry.

P: Lightly peated, raw walnut, cough drops, salted caramel, menthol and eucalyptus.  A slightly stale note chimes in as well.  Long finish


This got better as it aired out (in my opinion).


n:  Condensed grape and cherry kool-aid


p:  Spicey antique furniture.  Little bit thin and bitter but still good.  Tangy. 


N: Vanilla bread. Very light and unassuming

P: Spicy, smooth, chocolate

F: Not a whole lot, but generally pleasant.  


Seemed too watered down. Didn't get a lot from this.  


n: fresh picked cherries, strong on the vanilla and caramel wood influence. Strawberry pie in the oven.


t: subtle and sweet but very delicious. Strawberry marmalade with milk chocolate. Creamy buttercream and a soft bit of pumpkin spice. Long coughdrop syrup finish with a bit of faint smoke and vanilla. Great cask selection on this one!



Red sherry color. The nose has christmas spices and peppered oak. The palate is yummy with subtle cherry/strawberry lolipop flavors, obvious sherried oak influences. It leaves my mouth with that dry feeling you sometimes get after drinking wine. This goes down very easy. [12/13/13] 
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