The eighth bottling of Bunnahabhain in Elixir Distillers' Elements of Islay series, Bn8 is a marriage of American oak and ex-sherry hogsheads that boasts fruity, savoury and peppery notes with a hint of bitter chocolate.
Dark orange chocolate, under-sugared peach jam and shredded lemon verbena. Rounded out by nutty, mature cheddar.
Smoked paprika and cumin spice marries with tart sweetness: apple drops and slightly burnt pear upside-down-cake. More pepperiness with crunchy ginger-nut biscuits and a drop of star anise oil.
Weathered leather, raw cacao nibs and the prickle of Pimento pepper, toned down with Danish butter cookies.