The distillery, established in 1881 is set round a courtyard in a style that
resembles a chateau in Bordeaux. Despite expansion in 1963 the distillery is
little changed. Its water comes from streams in the hills but is piped and
therefore less peaty than might otherwise be expected. The stills are large
[and] onion-shaped, though in this instance pear-
shaped might be a better description. Bunnahabhain emphasises the narrowness of
the cut taken from the stills.
© Michael Jackson 1994
Bunnahabhain, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA46 7RP
I tasted the Bunnahabhain 10.16. Not surprisingly it is very different than other Islays. I agree with the tasting notes concerning the lack of peaty taste compared with other Islays and the sherry casks smooth out the initial palate but that does not change to long full finish.
I really liked this bottling and would recommend it to others. I tried a couple of mixes of Evian water and enjoyed the 50/50 water to spirit the best.
For those who don't remember the age of the malt was 19 compared to the 12 year old noted by Jackson. It also comes at 117.2 proof. [br]
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