Official Bottling from theFis le Committee
13 YO Marsala Cask Finish Bunnahabhain
46.3 % abv. (alcohol by volume) non chill filtered.
Hand labelled and Handfilled by Fis lecommittee members. Only 100 bottles were filled. Roughly 80 bottles were for sale.
We call this the Locals Bottle ~ as mainly locals ~ and a few lucky visitors bought it.
It is a STUNNING dram. I love it.
Colour is antique gold, a well loved wedding ring.
Nice bubbles around the side of the glass upon pouring ~ the liquid is fine, not heavy. A mouthfeel of satin rather than velevet.
A thin band of gold floated on top, there was lots of space between each teardrop or legs.
Honey and Peaches.
Toast and Marmalade.
Then, a fresh floral nose. I thought of candyfloss clouds – and salmon!
Roses, bananas, wet wood and redcurrants. A very fuzzy warm buzz to the alcohol. No strong nose burn at all.
A scent of pears and fruits coming in from the left. Then American cream soda & burnt tyres in the middle – the layer of Bunnahabhain is found!
The dram is confident, sweet and tumbling. Lovely mouthfeel. A sweetness to the back of the tongue. Then a stronger band of flavour and a long, cosy finish streaming down to linger in your chest.
You feel like a huge, fuzzy skinned, round, sun warm peach is filling the insideof your mouth.
A reminder of fresh pears and some kind of white blossom – maybe Hawthorn blossoms.
In the heart is seasalt, slightly creamy and heavy, there is vanillin, and a hint of oily fishiness – this gives the dram it’s strength in body.
Again, a second nose bringing apricots and smoked fish.
There is a lacy, flowery overlay. To the right comes again, a signature Bunnahabhain note of american cream soda.
This is not a heavy dram. But, neither is it light. It is like an adolescent teetering on the brink of adulthood – all the optomistic power, without any of the pain! A perfect balance.
There comes again a briny tint, a slight fizz in the mouthfeel.
I pour another glass….
This is a stunning, warm hearted dram celebrating
30 Years of warm hearted friendships ofFis le.
Here’s to the next 30 Years.