Hey Julio, that is very disappointing about the Bunnahbhain. That is why I stated I hoped they were still bottling from the same wood source as the one I enjoyed. Clearly not. This can be one of the issues with single malts in particular, particularly low volume bottlings, where the variance in the wooden cask can change the entire quality and overall experience of the dram. The Bunnahabain I consumed
was utterly beautiful. More like an 18 year old, rounded, dripping with mature sherry overtones with a hint of peat. One of the best drams ever. It was going to be my next purchase but I will research further on that first.
Interestingly I was out on Burns night on Saturday there and saw they had Bunnahabain on their Whisky Shelf in the Pub. Was very tempted but stuck to pints of Tennants Ice Cold Lager
In a previous life I worked in the Whisky blending industry as a blender and quality controller. Paid for drinking whisky
although as I am sure you know it is all done on the nose
Glad you liked the Auchentoshan, always fancied a bottle.