I am making peace with my box of samples and drinking the stuff that I have been neglecting for the last four months, so what better way of starting than drinking peated whisky… and so I happened to have on my box a few samples of the Feis Ile whiskies, in fact all but the expensive Bowmore and the Ardbeg Auriverdes ( wtf is doing people with Ardbeg?! Is this artificial scarcity? )
“Lightly peated they said! Muahahahaha fantastic stuff! A pity it is so hard to grab a bottle of this for a reasonable prize”
It's a heavily peated Bunnahabhain released especially for Fèis Ìle, the legendary Islay whisky festival, in 2014. Matured in Bourbon casks for 9 years, it then spent a final year in a Marsala wine cask the outturn from which was 632 bottles.
This dram has a gold-like color.
Nose (91): more than average. honey, smoke, fruits, citrus, plums, apricot, coffee. Fantastic. Peated and quite fruity... sauternes finish?
Palate (92): powerful, oily. honey, peat, earth, fruits, coffee, citrus.
Finish (92): longer than average. peat, earth.So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Bunnahabhain Dràm An Stiùreadair - Feis Ile 2014 with 92 points over 100.
Pretty nice! And to think that I started with this one because I though it was lightly peated! Lovely surprise! Pretty much like a peat hug!