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Bunnahabhain 20 Year Old 1990 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

(70cl, 54.1%)
Bunnahabhain 20 Year Old 1990 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
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(3 Reviews)

Bunnahabhain 20 Bottling Note

A fascinating little Bunnahabhain distilled in December of 1990 and aged in a single Spanish oak butt for 20 years before bottling on the 7th November 2011. Astonishingly sherried, this stuff really reminds us of a good old Japanese single cask malt, and it has more than a hint of aniseed. Well worth a try!

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Hints of truffle, soy sauce and Oloroso sherry greet the nostrils, along with a tremendously unctuous core of slightly smoky toffee, honey and a little granary toast. Mince pies, hot from the oven, and something slightly floral too, perhaps a whiff of lavender.

Palate: A phenomenally rich, sherried palate that offers up a fascinating mix of aniseed, smoky bacon crisps, tar and molasses. A true sherry monster! Hints too of sea salt, hoisin sauce and pebbles on the beach.

Finish: The aniseed notes draw out on the finish, with a very interesting explosion of turmermic, allspice and caradmom pods.

Overall: A beast of a sherry dram, with a very interesting Japanese feel that reminds us slightly of some of the old Karuizawa single casks. Very aniseed rich too!

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User Reviews of the Bunnahabhain 20 Year Old 1990 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

Great Bunnahabhain

Received this as an sample and ... WOW. This bottling is great. Thanks to Master of Malt! The nose and the palate are so exceptional. A real sherry monster! My opinion: a MUST have.

27th February 2012


Very powerful but too much sulphur in the finish. Especially with water.

17th February 2012

don't let the master of malt label put you off

this stuff is delicious

11th January 2012

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