Bunnahabhain 12 Years Old (2007) - Old Particular by Douglas Laing
Douglas Laing's Old Particular range of Scotch Whiskies are a particularly unique series of individually hand-selected, aged Single Cask Single Malts and Single Grains from all over Scotland. Each is bottled exactly the way the Distiller intended: without colouring or chill-filtration, and at high alcohol strength. This combination allows the cask to retain the naturally present oils, fats and enzymes in the spirit that enhance the quality of the nose, the mouthfeel and flavour profile of the Whisky. Keeping the spirit “as natural as it gets” allows you to experience the Whisky straight from the cask, transporting you to a dark, damp Distillery warehouse with every sip.
Bunnahabhain distillery on the Isle of Islay is one of the most highly regarded distilleries, not only of Islay, but of Scotland. The malts of Bunnahabhain (affectionally referred to as Bunny) can be peated, but these days typically are not. This single cask Bunny is slightly peated. The malt was distilled in 2009 before maturation for 12 years in a refill hogshead.
From the bottler: "A very slightly smoky style with barbequed pineapple, cookie dough and old leather. Roasted malt lingers alongside toffee, spiced oak, salted caramel and orange rind." CSL
700mL, 48.4% VOL. From a single cask of only 331 bottles.