Lady of the Glen founded by Gregor Hannah at the end of 2012, are an independent bottler who’s ethos is to bottle single casks at cask strength and non-chill filtered. The Bunnahabhain I’m tasting here is Lady of the Glens first Islay whisky release and is a 26yo distilled on the 16th November 1987, bottled at cask strength 50.01% and is from a refill Bourbon Cask.
Nose, tropical fruit salad, banana, vanilla, hints of lemon and a spiciness tempering the initial sweetness. It develops with summer meadow notes, floral, grassy and hay, also hiding in the background are just a few hints of briny coastal notes.
Palate, fruity, juicy, lemons, black pepper, a nice oak note, a little astringent (makes you want another little sip)
Finish is spicy and dry but with a nice length.
With just a few drops of water added.
Nose develops cream, toffee and some spices cinnamon/nutmeg.
Palate becomes more fruity with an amazing sweet shop sweetness and I found the drying astringent note lessened, for me the water unified the palate.
Finish becomes more fruity and less dry still with a good dose of spice.
This whisky is available to buy here with 205 bottles and available in 70 and 20cl botlles.