Black Bottle – 10 Year Old 70cl Bottle
Age: 10 Year Old
Summary: The first new release from Black Bottle in almost 20 years, the Black Bottle 10 Year Old stays true to the brands perfectly blended history. Matured in American Oak casks, this smoky blend keeps Islay at the heart of the brand, with its peated yet sweet character.
Colour: Rich Amber Gold.
Nose: Smoky background, with notes of honey, fruit and vanilla.
Palate: Sweet rich oak, soft fruit, balanced with a smoky spiciness.
Finish: Long & lingering, with a sweet peppery finish.
Paying homage to the previous 1998 release of Black Bottle 10, the blenders have carefully chosen elements old and new, to produce an excellent evolution of the popular variant. Keeping the delicate fruity notes of its predecessor, the moineinfused BB10 offers a malty, woodier, tasting whisky.
Bunnahabhain – Stiureadair 70cl Bottle
Summary: To create Stiireadair, a Blender selects first and second fill sherry casks with spirit of varying ages and warehouse locations to construct a dram that truly exposes the coastal nature of this Islay single malt whisky. With a brackish, coastal tinge, this sherried malt will transport you to Bunnahabhain bay, with a smattering of sea spray and dried fruit lingering on your lips.
A creamy mouth feel with a dried fruit influence and notes of sea salt, creamy caramel and hints of nuts and gentle spice.
Unusually for an Islay single malt, Stiireadair is unpeated, allowing the sweet coastal character of the island to shine through
Pronounced 'Stew-rah-dur', meaning 'helmsman' in Scots Gaelic, Stiireadair pays homage to the Bunnahabhain helmsman and our appreciation of the sea by which we are surrounded.