Whisky Tasting Notes
Bunnahabhain Ceobanach Nose: Wow. This one says hello by running up and grabbing you by the balls (or alternative lady parts). Considering this whisky has no age statement the pungency of smoke is unreal. The classic Islay iodine note is prominent, which together with billowing, hot smoke evokes images of burning pirate ships.
Bunnahabhain Ceobanach Taste: There’s a moment of sweet vanilla giving you a false sense of security…which gives way to a deluge of tar and white-knuckle rides of white pepper. Hints of charred lemons feature, but the smoke is like getting trapped in a burning rope factory. If it sounds terrifying, it’s because it is.
Bunnahabhain Ceobanach Finish: Peat, smoke and salted liquorice wrestle angrily for some time. Although pricey for an unaged whisky, I cannot get over its richness and unforgettable character.
Flavour 9/10 Value 8/10