Bunnahabhain 1997 Palo Cortado Cask Finish  Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Bunnahabhain 1997 Palo Cortado Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky


70cl / 54.9%

A brand new Limited Edition offering from the Bunnahabhain Distillery!

The 1997 Palo Cortado Cask Finish.

After spending 19 years slowly mellowing by the sea in traditional oak whisky casks, this delectable Bunnahabhain was then finished for almost two more years in rare Palo Cortado sherry casks. The result is a tantalising dram, full of berries and cream and a surprising hint of nutmeg.

This Bunnahabhain was first distilled in November 1997 and bottled in April 2018 after nearly two years in the Palo Cortado casks. Just like the expert Cellar Masters of the ‘Sherry Triangle’ in Spain, the Distillery Manager and Senior Blender identify the most special whiskies for finishing in the most special casks. It is with this expertise that this Bunnahabhain Single Malt was transferred to these extraordinary Palo Cortado casks, resulting in a deliciously sweet and nutty dram.

Only 1644 bottles available globally.


Tasting Notes.

Colour : Deep Amber Gold.

Nose: Fresh berries & cream, pecan & walnuts, rich oak with vanilla, hints of dried fruit

Palate: Mouth coating, sweet dried fruit, rich oak, roasted nuts, subtle hints of cocoa.

Finish: Slightly dry finish with hints of nutmeg.

The Story

Established in 1881 and built close to the Mouth of the Margadale river, Bunnahabhain means Mouth of The River in Gaelic. Bunnahabhain is the only distillery on Islay to produce whisky using pure spring water. Most northerly of the Islay Distilleries – situated on the north east tip of the island. Overlooking the Sound of Islay, a vast stretch of sea travelled by many a seafarer, as illustrated by the helmsman on the pack, Bunnahabhain’s wonderfully remote location makes it an idyllic place for whisky distillation.

Bunnahabhain was once ruled by the sea; until 1960, all deliveries arrived by boat. Today, the waves bring a very different cargo – crew and passengers venturing ashore, often from stunning ocean-going yachts.

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Location: Scotland
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