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Bunnahabhain 20 Year Old Palo Cortado Cask Finish Review


5th October 2018
Review of Bunnahabhain 20 Year Old Palo Cortado Cask Finish Distell 2018 Malt Whisky Collection.

Bunnahabhain 20 Year Old Palo Cortado Cask Finish

One of two expressions from Bunnahabhain in Distell's inaugural Malt Whisky Collection, this Bunnahabhain 20 Year Old Palo Cortado Cask Finish is the oldest release in the 2018 collection.

Matured in traditional oak whisky casks for first 19 years and then finished in rare Palo Cortado casks for almost two years, a limited release of only 300 bottles here in the UK, bottled at Cask Strength, 54.9% ABV, natural colour and non chill filtered.

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: A plush, light Oloroso type sherried fruitiness, toasted raisins, vanilla and sweet toffee as well as a slight candied sweetness.

Taste: A delicious mix of muscovado sugar and and lovely light sherried fruit coats every corner of the mouth. A little vanilla and slight nuttiness.

Finish: A lovely long finish, the delicious fruits and sugars and some sweet toffee linger for an age.

Comment: Loved it, an outstanding irresistible Bunna! It isn't  often we see Palo Cortado sherry casks used to mature or finish a whisky, and the casks used here have been of the highest quality and they have given this deliciously mature Bunna a light Oloroso sherry type influence. A very enjoyable dram, I highly recommend this if your pockets are deep enough.

SMW Score 94/100

You will find the Distell Malt Whisky Collection available available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt
 

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