Review #963 – Bunnahabhain 14yr PX Limited Edition

Review #963 | Scotch Review #323 – Bunnahabhain 14yr PX Limited Edition

The Schtick: This is a limited edition annual release from Bunnahabhain that spent 8 years in a refill sherry cask, and then was moved to a first fill PX cask for the remainder of its stay. It is bottled at cask strength, with no coloring or filtering.

Distiller: Bunnahabhain (Islay)

Bottler: Bunnahabhain

ABV: 54.3% ABV

Age: 14 Years (2003-2017)

Nose: Rich honey, sweet brown sugar, tobacco, pralines. Jammy fruits like currant, blackberry and almost some toffee.

Taste: Rich mouthfeel, sherry, maple, tobacco, sweet, spicy and rich. Brown sugar, molasses. Very sweet here, with a whole lot going on. It’s definitely on the sweet side of the spectrum – not dosed, but it spent plenty of time in a very wet barrel. Tons of fruits like figs, currant, date fruits, blackberry. Rich and syrupy.

Finish: Long. Very little heat despite the proof. Total brown sugar and fruit bomb. Thick sticky raisin bread, pudding. Brown sugar, molasses, toffee and caramel. Figs, dates, sticky berry.

Overall: Really, really enjoyable. On the sweet side, but this has become a favorite of mine as I worked through the bottle. I previously tried this via a blind pour, and bought a bottle. I wondered if I would be enamored by the end of a full bottle as I was at the end of a single pour, and I have to say, that is the case. Great work, Bunna.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 8

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