1979 Bunnahabhain 25 Lombard (2004)

1979 Bunnahabhain 25 Lombard (2004)

This bottle is from the Lombard Scotch Whiskey under the Jewels of Scotland line. I don't know too much about this company other than they made this bottle. I've had other Bunnahabhains, but just not as werid as this one. Really recommend it if you get a chance.

Bottle Info

Distillery: Bunnahabhain

Barrel type: sherry hogshead

Age: 25

ABV: 50

How this acquired: store

Cost: $150

Year purchased: 2013

Tasting Notes

Nose: malty, sweetness, floral, fino sherry?, nutty, lemony, custard, caramel, vanilla, briney hay, sour funk with time. really interesting sour note at the end, but sour in a lemony sense. really opens up with time.

Nose[water]: n/a

Taste: lemony, tart, malt funk, cerel sweetness, sour, odd ginger note, really odd interesting carbonated quality

Taste[water]: n/a

Finish: vanilla custard, frosting, vanilla, good - but really one dimensional and dry

Finish[water]: n/a

Score: 8.7

Value Notes

Would I buy this (or if already bought, would you buy this again): Yes

Would I order this in a bar: Yes

Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: Yes

Value For Money: 4/5

My Scoring System

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn't consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I'd rather have.

5 | Good | This is a good, solid daily.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average.

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite.

10 | Insurpassable | The best whiskey of all time.

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