Bunnahabhain 1990-2015 “Samphire Beach” Wemyss Malts | 53.1% ABV | Bottled 2015

I’m going through my samples and picked out this Bunnahabhain from my birth year. Wemyss doesn’t tend to give out too much information. It comes from a hogshead and produced 310 bottles.

Colour: Gold.

Nose: Hmm, quite a shifty nose and the alcohol is making its presence known. Quite a bit of mint and white pepper. Typical vanilla and honey notes and some salty coastalness. There seems to be some furniture polish in here as well. With water, there are some more fruity notes. Mainly mango and unripe banana.

Palate: It’s letting you taste the 25 long years it spent in a casks. Quite a dusty, even rusty impression with a slight metallic note. Ever so slight smoke and a mineral note too. Some lemons to lead us into the finish.

Finish: A medium long finish with hints of vanilla, leather and pepper.

It has to be said, I’m somewhat let down by this dram. For it’s age it’s not particularly well rounded and there’s quite a bit of unexpected smells and tastes.

82/100