Bunnahabhain SMWS 10.85 “Live life on the edge”

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Thanks to /u/twiddleDD 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.

There’s an odd issue that happens when you drink IBs and single casks quite often: You start to forget some of the main aspects of the flavours inherent in the main brand. Let’s take Bunnahabhain, for no reason whatsoever (obvious wink).

Bunnahabhain is known for rich molasses brown sugar notes, lots of dark fruits, and while it’s from Islay, no peat.

Now take a second to think of that. And then imagine that as it ages more and more, there’s more umami, earth, changes to the fruits, and lots more spices. Okay?

Now imagine, hypothetically, that Bunnahabhain also enjoys…

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