Bunnahabhain 11 Years Old North Star Spirits Cask Series 012 52.3% 2009

€ 120,00 (ex Vat)
145,20 (in Vat)
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Distillery Bunnahabhain
Bottler North Star Spirits
Serie Cask Series 012
Bottled for
Distilled date 2009
Bottling date 2020
Country Scotland
Region Islay
Age 11
Cask Type Sherry Butt
Cask Number
Alcohol percentage 52.3
Volume 0,70
Condition Perfect
Label Perfect
Stock 4

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Nestled along the rugged shores of Islay, the Bunnahabhain Distillery has long been a treasure trove for whisky enthusiasts seeking the perfect balance of peat, sweetness, and complexity. In the vast landscape of Scotch whisky, independent bottlers like North Star Spirits play a crucial role in uncovering unique expressions, and the Bunnahabhain 11 Years Old from Cask Series 012 is a shining example of their artistry.

The Distillation Journey:
Distilled in 2009 and bottled in 2020, this Bunnahabhain expression takes you on an 11-year journey through the soul of the distillery. The magic happens within a Sherry Butt, adding depth and character to the spirit. A limited edition with only 630 bottles produced, each one is a testament to the careful curation by North Star Spirits.

Tasting Notes:
As you embark on the sensory adventure of this 11-year-old Bunnahabhain, the first notes to dance on your palate are sticky honey and toffee. This initial sweetness is accompanied by the rich complexity of raisins, a touch of leather, and the warmth of ginger. An intriguing element enters the stage with a trail of freshly burnt matches, adding a subtle smokiness to the overall profile.

Contrary to expectations, the flavors reveal themselves with a gentle and soft demeanor. Dark caramel and velvety dark chocolate intertwine gracefully, creating a luxurious tapestry on your taste buds. Raisins and currant buns contribute to the sweet symphony, while a hint of pepper and the embrace of oak provide a perfect balance.

The Alchemy of Water:
As with many fine whiskies, the addition of water transforms the experience. With each drop, the whisky evolves, becoming spicier and more vibrant. This alchemical process is a delicate dance between the spirit and the water, unlocking new layers of flavor and revealing the intricate nuances crafted over 11 years of maturation.

The Bunnahabhain 11 Years Old North Star Spirits Cask Series 012 is a masterpiece that captures the essence of Islay's shores and the craftsmanship of independent bottlers. With only 630 bottles in existence, each sip is a rare opportunity to savor the unique character of this expression. Whether you're a seasoned whisky connoisseur or a curious novice, this Bunnahabhain release is sure to leave a lasting impression with its delicate balance of sweetness, spice, and sophistication.

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