Islay Whisky Classics No.41 – Bunnahabhain 16yo Manzanilla Sherry Wood Finish

A special from the good folks at Bunnahabhain , this one has spent 12 years in traditional casks then a further 4 in Manzanilla Sherry Casks . Limited to 3792 bottles and in a striking silver packaging this was bottled at 53.2% abv .

Bunnahabhain 16yo Manzanilla Finish

Autumn Gold in colour , the nose is  of fruit cake initially , quite dry , the sherry isn’t heavy , a sweetness – fudge rather than the usual Edinburgh Rock – and wine  . Actually quite a really delightful nose . The palate has a  very dry maltiness to it , dark chocolate , bitter orange , christmas spices , well balanced with the sherry , coats the palate wonderfully , The sherry doesn’t overwhelm the spirit . The finish is long  , dry sherry , touch of cherry liqueur . It is really dry on the finish but not enough to spoil the dram .

A really , good well balanced Bunnahabhain , probably my favourite of the Finishes released so far . This was also available in a 10cl bottle pack with 2 glasses from the distillery .   

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