About the 1997 Palo Cortado Cask Finish
Befitting of Bunnahabhain’s individuality, is our Senior Blender’s choice of Sherry Cask for this latest Limited Release. Palo Cortado Sherry is shrouded in myth and mystery. Almost all casks of this rare sherry varietal are laid down as Fino or Amontilado sherries. A natural phenomenon which occurs during maturation, causes the liquid to oxidise and age as an Oloroso sherry instead. This inexplicable twist of fate, can only be identified by the best Cellar Masters, and only impacts 1-2% of all sherries, making these casks all the more special.
This exquisite Bunnahabhain was first distilled and matured in 1997. Just like the expert Cellar Masters of the ‘Sherry Triangle’ in Spain, our 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.
Limited to 1644 bottles, this whisky is really something special.