Type: Single Malt
Score: 92 points
This Islay single malt has a unique pedigree. Artists Maxime Berthou and Mark Požlep sailed a vintage fishing boat 733 miles from a French shipyard to Bunnahabhain’s dock on the distillery coast, then had the boat’s hull disassembled and turned into two hogshead casks. Those casks were used to finish Bunnahabhain’s peated Moine single malt whisky that had been maturing since 2003, and 733 bottles were released for sale.
The nose is spicy with a hint of brine, gentle spices, honey, oak, and subtle touches of dried fruits. The taste is woody and smoky with a delayed burst of peatiness, hints of brine, honey, and touches of vanilla and caramel with a subtle fruitiness. The finish has a nice lingering smokiness. Very nice! (February, 2019)