Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Ahoy! It's a 25 Year Old *Hic*

Mmmmm.... it's not everyday you get to try a 25 Year Old whisky that costs RM2800...

Behold, the Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old:

I got to try this at a Bunnahabhain whisky pairing dinner at Hilton KL's Senses restaurant, and boy was it good.

For an Islay whisky, it was probably one of the gentlest and mild I've ever tried (and I've tried A LOT of Islay whiskies), and also the least peaty of them all. In fact, it reminded me more of a Speyside whisky more than an Islay one.

The nose was fruity and floral, none of that strong medicinal smell you get in a Laphroig or an Ardbeg, and and it tasted brilliantly smooth, with a nice long nutty, fruity finish. AWESOME.

We also got to try the other whiskies in the Bunnahabhain range - the 12YO, 16YO and the 18YO - but this was DEFINITELY the highlight of the night.



La Petite Cherie said...

Whoa, a bottle much older than I am :)

jeevs said...

Is it true Radiohaed will be in your part of the world soon?