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Bunnahabhain releases new limited editions


Islay distillery Bunnahabhain has released two new limited edition expressions, including a peated single malt.

Bunnahabhain Moine Brandy Finish and Pedro Ximénez Sherry Finish
Finished articles: The unusual brandy-finished 2004 malt contrasts with the 2003, finished in PX casks

Bunnahabhain 2004 Moine Brandy Finish is bottled at 55.7% and has been finished in brandy casks, a first for the island distillery.

The whisky is peated, featuring a ‘complex and intriguing nose of honeyed nuts and rich oak’ along with a ‘smoky and peppery finish’, Bunnahabhain said.

‘The influence of the brandy casks in its final years of maturation has created a wonderful richness and complex palate that really complements the salty character of Bunnahabhain,’ said Derek Scott, brand director – malt whisky at distillery owner Distell.

The second limited edition whisky, Bunnahabhain 2003 Pedro Ximénez Finish, is an unpeated malt finished in Sherry butts and bottled at 54.8%.

The single malt is said to be ‘rich and syrupy’, making it ‘a unique combination of the classic elegant style of Bunnahabhain, contrasted by a sweet note drawn from the Sherried wood’, according to Scott.

The whiskies have been released to select markets, with the 2004 Moine Brandy Finish retailing at an RRP of £80, while the 2003 Pedro Ximénez will be sold at an RRP of £85.

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