This limited batch Bunnahabhain Ceobanach, pronounced kyaw-bin-och and meaning 'smoky mist' in Gaelic, began with a dream of Ian McMillan, the Master Distiller. His desire was to reflect the 19th century origins of Bunnahabhain, both the place and the single malt's charming complex character. Many years of careful monitoring have resulted in an un-chillfiltered single malt bursting with complex layers of natural flavour evocative of times long past: the lemon gold liquid has been matured in ex bourbon casks for over 10 years producing a rich sweet creamy oak maltiness on the palate complimenting the intensely peated fragrant smoke on the nose.
|Distillery: Intense and pungent, phenolic, fragrant smoke, light tar, sweet oak, seaweed, creamy and mildly antiseptic.The WSD: Potatoes on an open fire on the nose with the frankfurter seller next to you.|
|Distillery: Sweet maltiness, then a lovely balance of tangy smokiness and vanilla notes, mellow and smooth, white pepper, hints of bitter orange, liquorice and sea salt.The WSD: Sweet burning candy on the palate. Ashes in the air. Going round the German market.|
|Distillery: Oatcakes, peppery sweet smoke, then sea salt again, lingering.|