The KOTQ has enjoyed 3 tastings from the Bunnahabhain distillery

bunnahabhain

Distillery Region Open Blends
Bunnahabhain Islay 1883 – Today Black Bottle, Famous Grouse
       
Status Ownership Water Source Production
Active Burn Stewart River Margadale 2,500,000 liters/year
       
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BUNNAHABHAIN yo 03Q2 – BUNNAHABHAIN 17 yo [Scotts Selection bottling at Standard Strength]

BUNNAHABHAIN 1999 02Q1 – BUNNAHABHAIN 20 1999 [Signatory bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Dark bronze
Peaty, seaweed, moldy tree
Medium to full, kind of bummin
Rich and buttery, but really salty
Lingering finish
Interesting complexity, but not enjoyable as the rest tonight.
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Bop
Dark red
Peaty, dark-bad, fast odor
charred, crispy, 3 hours of full court basketball
Gallops, hot in the middle
Unsure of its focus
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Centennial
caramel
been there, done that
tempestuous
Brown, wood burning, iron hot
residual, long lasting lava-like, nothing subtle,
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Cyclone
Dark! RC Cola
Fierce! Hairspray in the nose. Sour apples.
Thick. Big boned, but attractive. Carmen Electra
Sour
Warm to the stomach. Tingles all over my tongue
Pop rocks. Chaotic.
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Irving
Sherry red
Way up in the nose sharp, woody and a little sweet
Bam! Grabs me + shakes. Needs to be cut with H2O
Rich, thick, argumentative, strong, chaotic
light soap, suprisingly quick
like a reduced sauce
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Lakeview
Dark brown
Seaweed, ocean
Tar, charred
Aftertaste
Gives Bunnahabhain 12 a bad name! Bummin! Will never grace my collection. Would rather have Glen Garioch 8.
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Tao
Billy Holiday. Strang fruit
Salt, a little flowery
Annie Lennox
Overwelmed by pepper
Quick finish, but hot until
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Ville
Brown
Iodine, nutty, creamy
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002

BUNNAHABHAIN 1st refill Bourbon 09Q1 – BUNNAHABHAIN nas 1st refill Bourbon [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Fresh cork.Band-aid
Sweet melon undercurrent of pepper
Long & warm
Syrupy, dessert. After contemplating it; I am turned off.
09Q1-Ville
February 27th, 2009