This is a 20 year Bunnahabhain matured in sherry casks and bottled by A.D. Rattray at 53% ABV.
Nose: Dark sherry and mulled spices, peat present but just barely – masked nicely by the sherry with some honey and cloves.
Palate: Rich sherry and tobacco with a very earthy oak profile. Subtle floral notes tucked in the gentle peat folds. Comes off quite hot for 53%.
Finish: Nutty malt peeking out behind the sherry cutrain with currants, almonds, and a dry oak.
Rating: 88/100 – I’m really beginning to enjoy these independent Bunnahabhains – especially the sherried ones. Will have to seek more out…
Value for the money: I think this retailed around $150 which is a pretty fair price overall. Would maybe like to see it closer to $120 or so, but it’s not too overpriced.