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Bunnahabhain, 2006 - Berry’s Own Selection (Scotland)
We tend to think of bunnahabhain as one of Islay's 'milder' and less assertive single malts, but since the late 1990s the distillery has been producing batches of heavily peated spirit under the 'Moine' banner. This youthful Bunnahabhain, bottled earlier this year by London wine and spirits merchants Berry Bros & Rudd, is of the heavily peated variety, and at 60.7%abv it certainly packs a punch! Sea salt and buttery smoked haddock on the nose, with background vanilla. Fleeting fabric Elastoplast, log fires and damp ashtrays in time. Fruity Germolene notes and peat fire ash on the robust palate. Persistent ginger and medicinal peat in the relatively long finish. A big bruiser of a whisky, but nicely matured for its age. 60.7% ABV, 70cl, £39.95, Berry Bros & Rudd, specialist whisky merchants.

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