Bunnahabhain 1979 33 YO Auld Rare

Previously I have shared my tasting notes on two other releases from the Swedish independent bottler Auld Rare Whisky; Bowmore 1989 22 YO and Caol Ila 1991 19 YO.

I bought a package containing three 10 cl bottles of whiskies from Auld Rare Whisky. A convenient way to taste different whiskies without buying three whole bottles. Auld Rare Whisky has released different packages with small bottles in Sweden.

The last one in my package is a whisky from Bunnahabhain Distillery. It was distilled 16 April 1979, and then matured for 33 years in sherry cask #7, before bottled at 43,8 ABV. The outturn released as 500 ml bottles was 90. I do not know how many small bottles they released.

Quite sweet on the nose. I get milk chocolate and vanilla. There is a nutty smell, like pekan nuts. After a while the nose changes and I get nail polish remover and the smell from cut flowers in water. The taste is perfume and again it reminds me of cut flowers in water. It is a bit sickeningly and sour. I also get cream and hay. A strange combination. The finish is warm and lingering, unfortunately. Butter, hay and nut shell. It leaves the palate feeling oily.

My score: nose 20 / taste 19 / finish 19 / balance 19 = 77

– Tone

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