Deer, Bear & Moose Bunnahabhain 1989
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bunnahabhain
  • Age 26 Year Old
  • 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 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.



*This bottle is a collector's item, we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.
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  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bunnahabhain
  • Age 26 Year Old
  • 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
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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.
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