Fèis Ìle is Islay’s renowned whisky and music festival. Each of the nine Islay distilleries have their own festival day which can include tours, tastings and live music. On this day there are limited editions sold that are exclusively up for sale only during the festival.
Bunnahabhain Feis Ile 2023 Manzanilla Cask Finish 1998 52.3%
52.3% | 70cl | Bunnahabhain | Islay | Limited Edition | High/Cask Strength
This Limited Edition whisky was distilled on the 28th October 1998 and filled into American Oak casks before being transferred to first-fill Manzanilla sherry casks on the 25th May 2016 to finish. Manzanilla sherry is famed for being coastal, salty and nutty – characteristics that are similar to Bunnahabhain’s spirit.
Although lesser known and not produced as often as some other sherries, it’s something that Bunnahabhain’s Master Blender and Master Distiller love to use. Bottled at cask strength to give a more intense, concentrated flavour, without added colouring and is non-chillfiltered.
NOSE: Notes of freshly baked pastry with sweet almonds, rose petals, grapefruit and dried spices are balanced with a touch of mahogany and incense.
TASTE: Coastal influence of seaweed and fresh sea air are met with raisins and dates and intertwined with creamy fudge, waxed red apples and a warm sweet spice reminiscent of star anise.
FINISH: Spicy and aromatic with caramelised walnuts; the star anise fades to reveal lemon peel and pears with a lingering note of sea salt.
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