This Bunnahabhain 1995 is bottled by the Càrn Mòr label (Morrison MacKay), as part of the Celebration of the Cask Black and Gold collection. And just like all other releases of this Black and Gold collection, it has matured in a 1st fill sherry cask.
This Bunnahabhain has matured in a sherry hogshead for 20 years and is bottled at 51,5% ABV. Cask no. 2536.
Bunnahabhain 1995 tasting notes:
Nose: It’s quite buttery at first. Butterscotch, then leather and dried orange peels. It even reminds me a bit of Grand Marnier, you know the liqueur? Dark fruits; mostly blueberries. Dried fruits as well. It is really influenced by the sherry cask. Dark chocolate. When adding water: More honey, apricot marmelade and oranges.
Taste: Yep, a sherry bomb indeed! Leather, red fruit, and a handful of berries. Honey. Very dark chocolate, but not the overly bitter one. With water also some wood.
Finish: The finish is quite long, with very dark chocolate and some wood spices.
Somewhat sharp, but that’s probably due to the high ABV, as this dissapears with water. It is an interesting whisky, but I’m not sure if I can discover the Bunna profile in this dram, it feels like it is overpowered by the sherry influence. That’s a pity, but overall not a bad whisky.