SMWS 10.162 Big wave sofa

Posted 08 November 2018 / In Bunnahabhain
The Dramble reviews SMWS 10.162 Big wave sofa

Bottle Name: 10.162 Big wave sofa

ABV: 61.4%
Distillery: Bunnahabhain
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Region: Islay

The near-obligatory monthly Bunna. This one takes a different approach to the most recent bottlings, having been finished in a 1st fill ex-oloroso hogshead after 7 years in refill bourbon. Oily & coastal profile.

Nose: Coastal – sea breeze, jagged rocks and slightly singed driftwood. Sherried – caramel, almonds, orange marmalade, raisins and sultanas. Reduced – some hazelnut nuttiness. Straight-forward.

Taste: Similar story. Coastal – rock pools, limestone and mineral dusty. Sherried – reduced and dried fruits (figs, raisins and damsons), ground ginger and allspice. Still straight-forward.

Finish: Medium with a touch of white pepper, clove and sea breeze.

Nothing particularly wrong with this sherry-finished Bunnahabhain – but no fireworks for me either. The combination of maritime spirit with sweet oloroso works well enough – and the length of finish hasn’t removed the underlying distillery character.

Score: 83/100


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