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Swell De Spirits Bunnahabhain Staoisha 2013


Sale price$94.00
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Key Facts About This Single Malt

Bottler: Swell De Spirits

Founder: Michael Barbaria

Range: That's The Spirit

Distillery: Bunnahabhain

Region: Islay, Scotland

Distilled: October 2013

Bottled: September 2023

Spirit: Staoisha single malt

Cask Type: Single first fill bourbon barrel

Alcohol by Volume: Cask strength at 55.4%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 342 bottles

Bottle Size: 500ml

Bunnahabhain Staoisha 2013 Tasting Notes

Picture this: Devour jam sandwiches and custard doughnuts in your rain-lashed canvas tent on the edge of the windswept beach, whilst freshly-caught herrings spit outside on the smoky bonfire.

Neat, without water

Colour: Jasmine tea.

Nose: Marshmallows burning over a bonfire on a birch stick, petrol, Bunsen burner, rubber boots, canvas tent with a rubber tarpaulin base, shepherd's pie (or hachis parmentier) with extra Worcestershire sauce and brown sauce, plus sage, chives, valerian, blueberries, raspberry jam and chamomile tea.

Palate: Dirty funky smoke, capers, pork pie, herrings smoked over a bonfire, peanut butter, chai tea, sage, marjoram, dark chocolate and smoky bonfires.

Finish: Factory chimneys spewing smoke, plus vanilla latte and beignets, followed by perfect smoke rings.

With a few drops of water

Nose: Water reveals a sweetness with crustless strawberry jam sandwiches, blackberry jam, raspberry doughnuts, peach Melba, coconut ice, fresh magazine ink and a garden incinerator burning old paperwork and magazines over freshly cut nettles and brambles.

Palate: Dirty funky smoke, burning tyres and magazines, petrol, pulpy paper, custard creams, custard doughnut, apple chutney with raisins, rum and raisin fudge and vanilla fudge.

Finish: Clove balls and dirty bonfire smoke, followed by smoke puffs and raspberry and custard doughnuts.

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Meet The Founder

Michael Barbaria

Swell de Spirits was founded by Michael Barbaria in 2021. Michael's two great loves in life are exceptional spirits, and surfing. So he launched independent bottler Swell de Spirits to combine his love of both.

In a relatively short period Michael has made a big mark on the world of artisan spirits. And gained quite a fan base around the world. Rather than focus on one particular spirits category, Michael bottles them all - as he loves them all. From world whiskies, through rums, to cognacs and more. But what they all have in common is that they really are exceptional quality. Michael has an excellent palate and leans towards big flavour bombs. Each of his releases is beautifully present, and some of the label designs are works of pop art in their own right.