- Appearance : Vieil or à reflets tuilés.
- Nose : Racé, conquérant. Tour à tour enracinées ou vaporeuses, les notes de tourbe diffusent une sensation de liberté et de vérité. Une acidité pointue ramène à l’influence du sherry (discret au demeurant) tandis que le feu crépite sous la cheminée prés de laquelle est posée une corbeille de fruits frais et d’agrumes.
- Palate : Magistrale, sûre d’elle. Ses fruits sont gorgés de sucres et ses épices sont d’une grande douceur. Vive, minérale (schiste), elle évolue sur des notes florales (bleuet, violette), épicées (gingembre) et le zan.
- Overall : Sereine, pleine de dynamisme. Elle révèle un Bunnahabhain dans toute sa splendeur, onctueuse, terreuse, saline et laiteuse (coco, vanille). De plus en plus capiteuse (lys) et fumée, ses notes de cendres évoquent un havane en combustion.
- The brand
Built in 1881 in the midst of the Scottish “whisky boom”, Bunnahabhain is located on the north-east of the Isle of Islay. The stillhouse houses two magnificent pear-shaped stills that produce a heavy spirit that generally has low levels of peat. Owned by the Burn Stewart Distillers group since May 2003, Bunnahabhain recently began releasing extremely peaty and smoky young whiskies through independent bottlers.
Artist, Lands of Scotland, Malt Pedigree, Tartan, The Ten, Very Cloudy... all of these whisky ranges – composed of single malts and single grains – have one thing in common: they were all created by the team at La Maison du Whisky. They are the fruits of many decades of close collaboration with some of the most prestigious bottlers in Scotland. For some years the French importer and exclusive distributor of the classic ranges of well-known spirits producers, La Maison du Whisky was soon granted the very rare privilege of being able to complement these ranges with their own, bringing together two sets of expertise, two reputations and two complementary histories under one, single label.
Baptised ‘Artist’, this new range makes no bones about proclaiming its identity. Cosmopolitan and contemporary, it draws its inspiration from the style that gave the Italian bottlings of the 60s and 70s their cult following. From the choice of whiskies (distillery, ageing process, age, strength, bottling procedure) to the design of the bottle and choice of label, every detail has been carefully considered. This range offers a fine presentation of both the whiskies and the artist whose works have been selected for the back labels.
We recommend to you
Laphroaig 10 year old is undoubtedly one of the all time great malt whiskies from Scotland. Its idiosyncratic peaty character stands out...€45.90