By: David Driscoll
K&L Staff Member
One of the more pale colored ten year old malts I've come across, what the Bunnahabhain lacks in color and complexity it makes up for with sheer charm and value. This is a straight forward Islay whisky with flavors of soft fruit, sea salt, and subtle smoke. The proof is dialed up, meaning that a few ice cubes quickly turn this baby into the perfect summer Highball, but the higher ABV also brings a flurry of potency on the finish with flavors of sweet malt, stonefruit, and spice. I think fans of the traditional Bunnahabhain 12 and 18 malts will find this single barrel edition a far cry from the supple and weighty whiskies they've tasted before, but simultaneously they'll experience the essence of Bunnahabhain with its core elements still in place.