Bunnahabhain 11yr Manzanilla 2008 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Bunnahabhain 11yr Manzanilla 2008

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  • Distiller:

    Bunnahabhain

  • Bottler:

    Bunnahabhain

  • ABV:

    52.3%

  • Age:

    11 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: This 11-year-old Islay single malt spent its entire maturation time in Manzanilla Sherry casks, and the nose has a good fruity character with notes of Christmas cake, fresh berries,salted caramel, and a touch of oak.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Whisky Monster
  • Excerpt: I don't regret it at all. This one was exceptional. The complexity is at another level.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Fascinating influence from the manzanilla here, revealing a moderately sherried release that hits all the right notes.
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  • Intro:

    Released from an outturn of just under 10,000 bottles, this release from Bunnahabhain was bottled after 11 years of aging in a Manzanilla wine cask at cask strength with no coloring or filtering.

  • Nose:

    Sweet cream, honey, praline, pungent creme brulee. The sherry character is sweet, butterscotch forward and quite nutty. Dessert on the nose for days.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel. A hint of ethanol, but very little. Sweet praline, werthers caramel, light maltiness. Great pepper component offsetting the sweetness, with a hint of oak. Sweet, complex, enticing.

  • Finish:

    Long finish. Caramel, light red berries, a bit of wine sweetness and some more praline / cinnamon / brown sugar.

  • Overall:

    Fascinating influence from the manzanilla here, revealing a moderately sherried release that hits all the right notes.

  • Score:

    8

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