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Bunnahabhain 1988 Marsala Finish Review

27th June 2018
Review of the Bunnahabhain 1988 31 Year Old Marsala Finish Distell Limited Release 2019 Malt Whisky Collection.

Bunnahabhain 1988 31 Year Old Marsala FinishSitting at the top of the trio of Bunnahabhain releases in Distell's Limited Release Malt Whisky Collection 2019 is this Bunnahabhain 1988 31 Year Old Marsala Finish, matured for almost 3 decades in whisky refill casks then finished for 2 years in Marsala hogsheads.

Bottled at a cask strength of 47.4% ABV, naturally coloured and non-chillfiltered, it is a limited release of 420 bottles, it has a RRP of 450 and will be available here in the UK, Europe, Taiwan, China, USA and Global Travel Retail.

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Gentle old oak, a lovely fruitiness, orange marmalade, a mix of stewed and fresh apple, touch of pineapple, raisin and a little spiced vanilla toffee.

Taste: A delicious sweet Marsala wine fruitiness leads with apricot, raisin and orange, some gentle mature old oak isn't far behind. A little honey & vanilla mix adds to the pleasure and a lovely gentle late peppery smokiness.

Finish: Long, the fruit has a slight candied edge now, it soon fades to let the lovely lingering slightly drying old oak and gentle peppered smoke have the final say.

Comment: The addition of the Marsala fruit to the mature fruity Bunnahabhain spirit has made this a pleasure from nose to finish. Deliciously rich and complex and if you are able to get hold of this where you are and your pockets are deep enough, I am sure you wont be disappointed.

SMW Score 91/100

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