Bunnahabhain 1979 Signatory
Added on Sunday, Jul 12, 2009 at 11:11 PM
  Bottler: Signatory
  Age: 20 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1979 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 57.70 % Region: Islay
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Distilled 18.4.79       Bottled 26.4.99       Butt No. 9676       420 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
I am not a Bunni fan so this was a shocker...Sweet grasses and something mossy (others said moldy but I think cleaner than that..whatever the hell that means).  Light peat and nice sherry raising with something that reminds me of chocolate but is not classic choclate notes (I know...huh?).  Very nice...long and sweet finish. 
Intense sherry in the nose.  On the palate is, unsurprisingly and pleasingly, complex deep beries, dried fruits, and tinges of smoke (although I don't know if this is even slightly peated, but that's what I taste).  The finish is surprising and turns minty, with hops!  I like this. 
Wow, funky nose, like mint cherry chocolate cake with some motor oil.   Palate is rich burnt sherry with gamy venison notes.   This is the first Bunna that's really interested me. 
Nose is maraschino cherry, sherry.  Palate is hot! Figs and dates. Finish is minty.  Quite nice.  

n: Candied old wood


p:  Peppery hot.  lacquer.  Orange peels.  Good but a little intense.  Recommend water.

(sorry, those were my notes, my b) 
Sweet candied nose.  Melted marshmallow, parrafin wax, caramel chew, and charred black toast.  Palate retains the sweetness with sherry, heather and toffee.  The sherry  more of a tropical preserved fruit profile as opposed to the big dark red fruit and chocolate sherry stuff. But some sherry funk does appear toward the finish along with hints of peat. 
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