Brand
Bunnahabhain
Expression
Bn5
Whisky type
Single Malt
Bottled by
Elements of Islay
Distillery
Bunnahabhain Distillery
Origin
Islay, Scotland
ABV.
54.90%
In collection
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Review by Elements of Islay

Nose

Thick and oily, with rich smoky notes hiding layers of fruit.

Palate

Ashy to start, with barrel char, oil and peat smoke. Water reveals the whisky’s true depth, showing yellow fruit and softening the peat.

Finish

Long and smoky.

Note

Harking back to the beginning of the series, Bn5 returns to Bn1’s atypically smoky character. Big, rich and ashy, it takes no prisoners on the first sip. However, a drop of water tames the beast and shows more of the distillery’s traditionally fruity character.