Bunnahabhain Ceobanach, Peaty, Single Malt Scotch Whisky

$129.95 inc GST

700 ml, 46.3% abv, Scotland (Islay)

Ceobanach (pronounced ‘ kyaw-bin-ach), which means ‘ smoky mist’ in Scots Gaelic, reflects the origins of Bunnahabhain, both the place and the single malt’s charming, complex character. Aged for 10 years, although officially it doesn’t have an age statement.

Ceobanach is lemon gold in colour with an unusually rich, complex character marrying ex bourbon cask sweetness with intense Islay malt peatiness and aubtle hints of the sea. As with all Bunnahabhain expressions, Ceobanach is un-chillfiltered meaning that nothing is added or taken away, leaving the whisky exactly as nature intended.

Small batch production with limited release.

In stock

Description

Nose : Instant peat smoke hit. Underneath there’s vanilla, toasted coconut, singed lemon peel, melting butter and a clean salty note.

Palate : Very earthy, coal dust and thick peat smoke. Briney and lemony. Some oak and wood spices come through too.

Finish : The smoke lingers and is joined by a warming cinnamon spice and faint leather note.

Overall : Ceòbanach is a pretty big Bunnahabhain, with a strong peat influence and good depth of flavour. Intensely smoky compared to the rest of the standard range. Top marks.

‘Gold’ World Whiskies Awards 2017