This limited edition expression from Islay's Bunnahabhain distillery is the first release in the Elements series. Distilled in 1978 and matured for almost four decades in refill casks, this expression was re-racked in Master Blender Kirsty McCallum's personal Spanish sherry octave for 6 months finishing. Filled by hand by Bunnahabhain's senior blender into 26 wave-inspired crystal decanters, this extremely rare 39-year-old single malt is presented at 43.2% abv.
The nose is rich and fruity with figs, toffee, espresso, toasted oak and hints of roasted nuts. The palate brings a sweet dried Pedro Ximenez influence with more roasted nuts, toffee and dark chocolate, before a long and oaky finish with fruit and nut chocolate.