Bunnahabhain

1997 Palo Cortado Cask Finish

  • 54.9%
  • Non-chillfiltered
  • Natural colour

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.

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Overview

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.

The Details

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.