Bunnahabhain 2021 Edition12yr Cask Strength Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Bunnahabhain 2021 Edition12yr Cask Strength Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Item # 47642 750mL
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  • Limited Production: Only 3 bottle(s) per customer

Tasting Notes

One of the most outstanding and overlooked distillers in all of Scotland, this historic producer excels at making distinctively island inflected whiskies, without the peat, and with a richly oak influenced profile. This special edition annual release is made more profound from its cask strength bottling proof, further elevating the sumptuos sherry cask flavors. Limited

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Staff Pick Notes

What a treat it is to taste one of the most fascinating and dare I say under the radar Scotch distilleries at cask strength! Bunnahabhain is an interesting study of unexpected surprises, as they are the only distillery on Islay producing unpeated single malts, with a large amount of oloroso sherry casks used in the aging process. And if you are a fan of sherry matured single malts, this release is a must try! Distilled and aged solely on Islay, bottled without chill filtration or added color are all music to my ears. These decisions all help to preserve the unique coastal influence of Islay, with a brininess that enhances the chocolate, caramel, and dried fruit flavors, with an oiliness that is far to often missing in today’s whiskies. As much as I love the standard 12 year, this bottling dials up all of the flavors to another level!


Astor's Glossary of Terms


As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”


Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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