Bottle No. 088 / 131
Silver Seal was founded in 2000. Before that it was known as Sestante, which in turn was founded in 1979.
Massimo Righi bought the two brands in 2010, after being on search for whisky barrels to supply the label since 2008. The 38 years old Bunnahabhain is part of Sestante Collection. The whisky comes from single oak cask filled in 1972. Bottled in 2011 at 46% abv and without chill-filtration with an outrun of 131 bottles.
Nose: fruity and malty with whiffs of sea mist, delicate floral notes, raspberries, cherries, oranges, vanilla, crème brûlée, dark chocolate and toasted oak.
Palate: very fruity, pears, blood oranges, plums, figs, mixed berries marmalade, honey roasted almonds, salty caramel, hints of pepper and aniseed and oaky dryness in the background.
Finish: medium long, oaky and spicy, with notes of dark chocolate and sea salt.