Bunnahabhain 20 (A.D. Rattray 1991/2012 Cask # 5450) Review

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.

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