Bunnahabhain SMWS 10.83 “Incredibly Awesome!”

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Thanks to /u/Catharticintent for this sample

This is a continuation of my ongoing series that I’m calling “Scotch Malts, Wife’s Selection”, in which my wife goes through my backlog of SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society) samples that I haven’t reviewed yet, pours them blind, and then I review it blind.

Bunnahabhain. First off, it’s the first distillery you will screw up the name on. No matter what. And a good bartender will teach you how to say it. Luckily I’m not one of those (it’s Bunna-haab-han, at least that’s how I say it).

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I recently, with this very dram, realized how odd Bunnahabhain can be. When I first tried the 12, I wasn’t too happy with it. The 18 was heaven and the 25 was somehow higher.

Then I tried more peated versions, single casks, super young ones, and everything in between. Different types of sherry, some with no…

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