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13 April 2018

Bunnahabhain Toiteach

This whisky has been part of the collection for a very long time. And it grew on me, to the point that I can’t live without.

Sadly, this Toiteach has been replaced by a heavily peated expression named “Toiteach A Dhà“, which I tasted at the distillery and didn’t like. However, the old variant is still widely available, so you can still get it for a very affordable price. Needless to say: I stocked up.

Tasting notes


Nose

Sherry, lots of nuts, full and fruity, dried apricots, mineral, earthy, salty, damp soil and mushrooms.

Palate

Again full, fruity and earthy with refreshing notes of pineapple, lemonade and lime.

Finish

Nuts galore! Hazelnuts, walnuts, forest soil and it keeps going on with raisins, dried fruits, a whiff of smoke, it’s thick and sweet and it ends with dried apricots.

Wow, this really defines my favourite taste. Dried fruits, but not too sweet, earthy but not bitter, nutty and peaty but in a very subtle “old skool highland-like” way. It’s definitely something different, and I can imagine not everybody likes it the way I do. But for me, this is the holy grail. And that for only 50 bucks.