Bunnahabhain 18 Review

This is the 18 year OB expression from Bunnahabahin that’s a mix of ex-bourbon/sherry casks and bottled at 46.3% ABV.

Nose: Very heavy sherry with macerated grapeskins, damp sawdust, banana bread, and toffee notes.

Palate: Surprisingly the oak is quite dominant here turning it bitter and relatively dry – grape juice, tobacco, and cocoa powder round out the profile.

Finish: Mostly muddled sherry and oak – dry and short overall.

Rating: 84/100 – Not quite as good as the OB 25 year, and it somehow tastes older to me with the dominant oak palate oddly enough.

Value for the money: This is where it shows up the 25 year in that it’s almost as good, but it’s $200+ cheaper. I usually see this around $99, and I think that’s a pretty fair price.

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