The second review of the week is another young whisky bottled under the Provenance brand that reached our shores, and this time it hails from Bunnahabhain distillery on Islay.
Yes, Although it’s young and we see a lot of young peated Bunnahabhains (Moine) released around of the same age range, but this is no Moine, just a pure standard unpeated Bunnahabhain. This cask was distilled in 2008 and bottled in May 2016, yielding 451 bottles.
Provenance Bunnahabahin 8 Year Old (46%, DL11561, 245NIS)
Nose: Oily and heavy, malt, gentle honey sweetness, and weak fruitiness, vanilla laced porridge.
Palate: Fruity, a bit sweet honey, then some heat of white pepper, oily and thick, gentle oakiness.
Finish: Short medium length, oily, pepper heat, lingering heavy honey sweetness.
Thoughts: Somewhat minimalist, has the big bones of Bunna but lacks in flavours profile. I have to admit it’s very velvety (I’ll refrain from using the S word here…) which will make people fall in love with it. but it boils down to personal taste. Myself? I prefer the more complex profile of the Mortach I reviewed earlier this week over this Bunna, but I’m sure the Bunna will be a big hit as well.
(Official sample provided by Sipil, IL Douglas Laing Importer)