Part of our maturation warehouse series, this 12 year old release has been finishing in an Oloroso Hogshead at Bunnahabhain since June 2014. A really interesting dram which showcases how well Bunnahabhain spirit matures in sherry casks, with notes of paprika spice, stewed fruits, tropical flavours and nuts.
The maturation warehouse is one of our newest visitor experiences at the distillery, exploring in depth, the maturation process and the effect a sherry cask has on our unpeated spirit at different ages.
First matured in a refill sherry butt, this whisky was then transferred to a first fill Oloroso sherry hogshead at the distillery in June 2014. It has continued to mature in our coastal warehouse until bottled by the team to share with you here.
Cask Number: 110297
Age: 12 year old
The result is a complex, rich dram with a sweet and fruity nose, an oily mouthfeel with a soft, lightly spiced aftertaste with a clean, dry finish.
Liquorice, lime/citrus notes, tropical fruits – papaya, mango, pineapple, Bouganvillea, toffee/caramel, icing sugar, light, tropical sunset
Paprika spice which mellows out quite quickly, cava root, ginseng, creamy butterscotch, nuts, oily mouthfeel which coats the tongue, custard dessert
A soft aftertaste, with no lingering heavy influence. Spice but not sharp, stewed fruits – plums, orange, dates, smooth delicate flavours including tropical palm trees and coconut oil – better than a pina colada! Nutty and earthy with a clean, dry finish.