Bunnahabhain Distillery Independent Bottlers Island of Islay Morisco Spirits Scotland Whisky from 50 to 100 euros

Morisco Spirits Bunnahabhain Staoisha 7yo

Review of a Bunnahabhain from a new Italian bottler.

Origin: Isle of Islay (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gradation: 54.7%ABV
Ageing cask: Ex-Bourbon hogshead
Chillfiltered: No
Added coloring: No
Owner: Morisco Spirits
Average price: € 75.00
Official website: moriscospirits.com
Vote: 84/100

The third and final bottling in the Italian bottler’s debut series, remianing on Islay, drawn from one of the island’s few unpeated distilleries, but choosing the Staoisha peated version in line with the other two bottles distributed, always single cask and cask strength.

I certainly won’t be the one to complain about this smoky thread, which is very popular especially in Italy, but I’m sure that future collections will explore other profiles of the endless Scottish production.

Tasting notes

A very pale yellow in the glass.
In fact, it’s the peat that emerges on the nose, very mineral and coastal, with a hint of metal, grafted onto dried fruit (walnuts, almonds), peaches, apples, icing sugar, panettone, liquorice root. Rather gentle, considering the alcohol content.
Which raises its head at the very first sip, with an initial roar that is immediately mitigated by its good viscosity, leaving behind sparkling citrus (almost like a soft drink), liquorice, sugar paste and a thicker, smokier peat, like a charred tyre, at times exuberant.
The finish is moderately long, bitter and ashy, of dried fruit, grilled fish, lemon and salt.

All the brashness and roughness of youth that only a peated malt can express, it proceeds by absolutes like a teenager and you love it precisely because of this still romantic vision of whisky.

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