Bunnahabhain 1998 Manzanilla Cask Finish 52.3% - Feis Ile 2023 Release


a limited release for the 2023 Fèis Ìle festival.


One of Bunnahabhain's limited releases for the 2023 Fèis Ìle festival on Islay, this unpeated expression was matured first in American oak casks and then finished in first fill Manzanilla sherry casks, giving a nutty, spicy, coastal dram.

Distilled on 28th October 1998, moved to Manzanilla casks on 25th May 2016.

Official tasting notes...

Colour: Chestnut.
Nose: Notes of freshly baked pastry with sweet almonds, rose petals, grapefruit and dried spices are balanced with a touch of mahogany and incense.
Palate: Coastal influence of seaweed and fresh sea air are met with raisins and dates and intertwined with creamy fudge, waxed red apples and a warm sweet spice reminiscent of star anise.
Finish: Spicy and aromatic with caramelised walnuts; the star anise fades to reveal lemon peel and pears with a lingering note of sea salt.

Natural colour. Non chill filtered.

70cl / 52.3% abv