A rare and exciting find! This was Bunnabahhain's 2003 Feis Isle bottling. A vatting of the last seven hogsheads of 1963 Bunnahabhain that were in existence, which yielded 743 bottles at a cask strength of 42.9%. Collectable, but oh so drinkable!. Perfect as a gift for a serious collector or enjoyer of fine whisky! (note slight staining to outer tube)
Nose: very complex nose, with some fruits (orange, banana, tangerine) as well as soft vanilla and nougat with hazelnuts. Very soft coastal notes as well. Beeswax and heather honey. Faint floral notes and something chocolaty. Leather. Smooth and easily attractive if you want it to be, but showing plenty of layers if you dedicate some time to discover them.
Mouth: still surprisingly sweet and rounded. Tropical fruits again (banana, mango, lime and pineapple), as well as some biscuity notes. Then moving towards honey notes. Macadamia nuts. Ginger. Very little oak.
Finish: long, with a hint of salty liquorice and spices, as well as some nutty notes.
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- 40 Year Old