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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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
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
It yielded 750 bottles, to the delight of fans and collectors around the world, with a special presentation box and artwork to celebrate. This is one of our favorite stories of all the distilleries we have surveyed.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
It yielded 750 bottles, to the delight of fans and collectors around the world, with a special presentation box and artwork to celebrate. This is one of our favorite stories of all the distilleries we have surveyed.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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