Bunnahabhain 1988 Malt Trust
Added on Saturday, Aug 1, 2009 at 07:24 PM
  Bottler: Malt Trust
  Age: 17 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1988 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 53.30 % Region: Islay
  Price: $125 Availability: Specialty Stores
Cask no. 1679
Member Ratings and Notes
I mean, this is a dark whisky.  And the nose matches up: prunes, dates, figs... along with lentils and curry.  Smells like a Moroccan restaurant.  The palate is a flavor bomb of massive sherry and port-like flavors, berries, dried fruits, raisins, plums and the like (this is where the European folks would also add "Turkish Delights"), all very sweet and deep.  Massive toffee stuff too.  It's somewhat like Mac 18 + Mac Cask Strength with a cylinder of nitrous under the hood.  Spices enter in the midpalate -- those Moroccan spices -- and mix in with the finish, joined with some minty pine notes.  This is something you need to be in the mood for, but when you are, it'll hit the spot.  Just make sure you're in the mood! 

Strange sherry.  Orange.  Finish is a little bitter.




(notes corrected 12/25/13) 

Spicy dark fruit sherry.  Bitter citrus with chocolate and black licorice. 
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