Bunnahabhain 1968 41 yo Adelphi
|Bunnahabhain 1968 41 yo Adelphi|
|Foto: Royal Mile Whiskies|
|Flaskens volum:||70 cl|
|Fat nr.:||# 12401/3|
|Fattype:||Europeisk eik, 2 stk sherry butt|
|Pris Vinmonopolet:||2140,70 kr UTSOLGT|
|Poeng Whiskyfun:||90/100 p|
|Antall flasker:||719 flasker|
|Farge||Uten vann||Med vann|
|Farge ikke vurdert|| Ikke vurdert lukt.
Ikke vurdert smak.
| Ikke vurdert lukt.
Ikke vurdert smak.
|Har ikke kommentert ettersmak.|
Tapperens offisielle smaksnotater
|The glorious deep rosewood colour you only get from a European oak butt – like a much polished antique.||It is wonderfully aromatic, reminiscent of an old-fashioned ladies handbag, or an old library full of dusty books – soft scented leather, face cream, cold cream, powder compact, lingering perfume. Behind the initial nose, fresh oranges and after a while, ‘brandy-soaked fruit cake’, then tropical fruits and chocolate powder. Constanly changing as all good, old whiskies do.||A thick, viscous mouthfeel, densely sweet like treacle toffee or molasses cake.|
|Ettersmak: Black coffee with crystalline sugar in the long, long finish, with a trace of allspice, leaving the mouth cool and clean. |
Oppsummering: A remarkable whisky.
|Farge ikke vurdert||The sherry influence is a definite. Rich, nutmeg, cloves, dried fruits (particularly cherry), caramelised sugar, dried seaweed and some damp leather||More from the sherry on the palate with some added charred notes. Grape juice, chocolate orange, toasted oats and burnt sugar|
|Ettersmak: Long, varnish and treacle |
Oppsummering: Interesting! Tasted blind all the tasters were in agreement this was an elderly dram. Perhaps a little one dimensional but a very enjoyable dimension indeed
|Dark amber||Both the colour and the outturn suggest a sherry butt but it’s not a sherry monster at all, we’re even relatively close to the 1965, only with an added layer of prunes and sultanas. Now, what’s spectacular are the huge notes of liquorice and lavender that come through after a while, not talking about ‘chemical’ lavender here (perfume and such). Rather lavender sweets, in fact. All very nice, astoundingly fresh and absolutely not ‘oldish’. Curious about the palate…||Some wood strike first but the spirit (and the sherry that’s ‘inside’) stand it with gusto. More sherry than in the nose, with some coffee and prunes, then a rather big maltiness (Ovaltine/Ovomaltine, chicory as well) and quite some roasted nuts and toasted bread. Little purely vinous notes, maybe touches of blackcurrants? Not even…|
|Ettersmak: Medium long, with the expected mint and liquorice in the aftertaste. |
Oppsummering: With these very old malts, sherry can work like a useful crutch, so to speak. I think this one is a good example. I’d go for 88-89 points but I scored it 90 when I tried it during the MM Awards so let’s not add too much confusion. It’s very good anyway.