Deer, Bear & Moose Bunnahabhain 1989
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bunnahabhain
  • Age 26 Year Old
  • Distillation date 1989
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 44.6%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • caramel
  • phenols
  • custard
  • oak
  • oaky
  • medicinal
  • peaty
  • fruit
  • honey

Deer, Bear & Moose

Bunnahabhain 1989 (0.7l, 44.6%)
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Character Goatson
1989—whatta year. The Cold War’s tight grip on the world slowly loosened. Moscow was about to get its first McDonald’s. Steffi Graf and Boris Becker dominated at Wimbledon. Game Boy became a thing. But what’s most important in the Spiritual scheme of things, is that 1989 was the year when a certain painstakingly bodacious dram dripped from the Bunnahabhain stills—a deliciously rare 26 YO drop made available to you here and now courtesy of the Deer, Bear and Moose gang.

Bunnahabhain (buːnəˈhævən) lies on the gentler side of the Islay flavor chart. A true breath of fresh airwhen put side to side with its heavily peated Islay brothers. The natural spring water source and the sea-facing warehouse guarantee an authentic, crisp, natural dram, without losing any of the intensity or character only the upper echelon Whiskies possess. And this one is top rung. Your chance to sip (with) a legend. Get at it.



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  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bunnahabhain
  • Age 26 Year Old
  • Distillation date 1989
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 44.6%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Color / Appearance 
Pale amber gold.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Almost medicinal at first whiff, but becomes really seaweedy, maritime-like. Some wood and sweetness also present.
 
Taste / Palate
Sweetness evolves and comes out as toffee or custard like sensation, becomes one with an oaky bitterness. Some dried fruity notes are also there.
 
Finish
The peat and its smokiness come alive in the final stage of your sip. Long and breathtaking aftermath.
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  • caramel
  • phenols
  • custard
  • oak
  • oaky
  • medicinal
  • peaty
  • fruit
  • honey
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
In 2012, a batch of old ledger books from the early 1960s were found in storage. Looking over the entries out of curiosity, one of the cellar-masters noticed an entry that he did not recognize, giving a storage location.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Investigating -- and to the surprise and thrill of everyone -- they found a single cask of Whisky in storage that no one knew about. It was now aged a full 40 years.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
In 2012, a batch of old ledger books from the early 1960s were found in storage. Looking over the entries out of curiosity, one of the cellar-masters noticed an entry that he did not recognize, giving a storage location.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Investigating -- and to the surprise and thrill of everyone -- they found a single cask of Whisky in storage that no one knew about. It was now aged a full 40 years.
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