A nose of rubbing alcohol, and initially on the mouth it is very harsh, however it mellows out and finishes with a very smooth and fruity sweet, almost rum like finish.
This Entry Level Bunnahabhain Bottling Comes In A Redesigned Bottle. This 12 Year Old Is Lightly Peated For An Islay Single Malt And Consequently Is A Light, Fresh Dram. Now At The Higher Strength Of 46.3% – For More Complexity And Flavour.
Nose – Fresh And Aromatic Experience With A Subtle Hint Of Smoke.
Palate – A Light Fruit And Nut Appeal.
Finish – Sherried, Mochaccino, Herbal, Balanced Salty Tang.
Nose – Very sweet on the nose. Initially it is all creme caramel, caramelised fruit sugars, wood sugar, toffee and fudge before some apple and peach come through. In time a charred note of bourbon with a pleasing dusty dryness.
Palate – A sweet start on the palate. The alcohol gives a little tongue-tingling buzz the result is a good mid-palate weight. The dry distillery character is there still, but there is now depth to counter. Water slightly dismantles the different elements, but adds some dried mint.
Finish – A deep and dark finish.
BenRiach 10 Curiositas
Curiositas Is A 10 Year Old, Peated Release From The Benriach Distillery In What They Call The ‘Classic Speyside Style
Traditionalists Believe That Peated Malts Achieve Optimum Balance Of Peat-Bittersweet And Oak Infusion After 10 Years Of Maturation. Definitely One To Try For Phenol Fans.
Nose – Aromatic Peat Reek With Fragrant Hints Of Honey, Fruit And Mellow Oak.
Palate – An Avalanche Of Peat, Followed By An Extravagant And Complex Mix Of Fruit, Heather, Nuts, Oak Wood And Spices.
Finish – A Distinct Malt With Great Depth And A Bitter Sweet Balance.
Bowmore 18 Year Old
One Of The Most Remarkable, Perfectly Balanced Malts Of Its Kind. Cosseted Away In The Finest, Hand-Selected Oak Casks And Allowed To Mature At Its Own Sedate Pace, This Is One Of Bowmore’s Rarest And Most Exceptional Bottlings.
A Popular Expression In Bowmore’s Ongoing Range, This Replaced The 17 Year Old, Which Was Phased Out A Few Years Ago. Fresh, With Notes Of Salty Kippers And Coal Smoke.
Nose – Pungent, Citrus. Stewing Fruit, Hints Of Damp Wood And A Very Soft Smoke.
Palate – Spirity At First, Then Gives Way To Perfume, Fruit, Plum Jam. A Good Sweetness, Peat Smoke And Hints Of Grape.
Finish – Seville Marmalade, Blossom, Dark Peat.