By: David Othenin-Girard
K&L Staff Member
This Bunnah doesn't need my help to sell - it will probably be gone by the time you're reading this, but it is a wonderful, unusual, delicious little cask. Standing in stark contrast to the OP we just sold out of, this is first fill sherry hogshead, but is almost lighter in color than that odd ball offering. The other thing about the '89 Bunnahs is that they all seem to be really low proof so not sure how much longer we'll be seeing them since they'll need to be blended with other casks to keep them from going under the limit. Not as obvious sherry as expected (maybe it was not Oloroso?), but we do get a gorgeous nose of salted stone fruit, ocean spray and just the tiniest burning embers of peat in the distance. On the palate the wild fruit is there again and the peat is more obvious. It ain't a peater, but it's definitely not unpeated. I think that gives great nuance and balance contrasted to the sweet fruit and oak flavors. This is a fun, if not slightly atypical casks, but clearly delivers a ton of value and significantly contrasts the ocean of old Bunnahabhains that we've seen recently in style.