Bunnahabhain Aonadh Limited Edition Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Bunnahabhain Aonadh Limited Edition Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2011

Item # 45388 750mL

Easily one of the most spectacular single malts we have tasted in quite some time. These annual experimental releases from one of the greatest (but still overlooked) distillers in all of Scotland have become some of the most exciting and dynamic bottlings you can get your hands on. This expression comes from spirit distilled exclusively on February 7th, 2011 with a portion aged entirely in oloroso sherry casks and another portion finished in port pipes. The marriage of the two lots was bottled at a natural cask strength of 56.2% ABV. Showing a healthy amount of peat that proves a perfect foil for the two wood regiments, the whisky comes together harmoniously with notes of dark chocolate, preserved oranges, fig bars, coconut cake, spiced pudding, and brown butter.

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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.”


History: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 licenses, and since then, the distillation industry in Scotland has been continuously expanding....

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