Bunnahabhain Vintage 1980

Bunnahabhain Vintage 1980 30 y.o.

 

The new Bunnahabhain Vintage 1980 30 Years. A stylish and very limited bottling, only 357 bottles have been bottled with this magnificent whisky. Packed in a leather case with a glass tube and a Quaich with the logo of Bunnahabhain.

BUNNAHABHAIN VINTAGE 1980 30 Years       0,7      45,4%     

 

Very limited edition! Check www.fransmuthert.nl for more information.

I wish I had 500,- euros lying around, I’d buy one myself!

Cheers!

Inspired by Whiskey

Whisk(e)y (Spiritus Sanctus): besides being a truly magnificent spirit it’s also known to be quite inspiring.

Here are a few examples:

the Dubliners – Whiskey in the Jar
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Willie Nelson – Whiskey River
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Hollowbelly – Who hid my whiskey
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the Pogues – Streams of Whiskey
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And there are also whisk(e)y inspired painters:

Jameson Irish Whiskey by Raymond Campbell
Jameson Irish Whiskey by Raymond Campbell

Malt Whisky by Raymond Campbell:
Malt Whisky by Raymond Campbell

So let’s all raise a dram and get inspired!

Laphroaig Triple Wood

I’m eagerly awaiting the new addition to my whisk(e)y collection. I’ve ordered the Laphroaig Triple Wood a few days ago from the Laphroaig Friends Shop. Hope it arrives soon!!


Here are the tasting notes…

Colour: Bright gold

Nose: At 48%, straight from the bottle, the initial flavour is quite sweet with a gentle mixture of sweet raisins and creamy apricots with just a trace of the dry peat smoke at the back, the smoother nutty flavours combine all these flavours into one smooth, syrupy whole. With a touch of water the peat smoke comes to the fore and masks the gentler fruitier notes. Even with the maturation being carried out in 1st fill bourbons, quarter casks and sherry butts, the intense bonfire ash smell of the earthy peat cannot be masked.

Body: Powerful yet with a creamy consistency.

Palate: With no water, a large initial burst of peat belies the slight lack on the nose but is gentled on the tongue by the creamier flavours of vanilla and fruit with just a suggestion of sherry sweetness. With a trace of water the peat reek is gentled, allowing the more complex flavours of citrus fruits and spices to come through. A slight tang comes from the European Oak balancing the creamier American White Oak.

Finish: Mouth filling and extremely long but balanced by the sweet smooth caramel taste.