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Bunnahabhain

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The whisky

List of the bottles

Official 12 years 80/100
10
5 5 Forum
Official 12 years (46,3%) 82/100
22
1 21 WDTS2011-02
Official Darach Ùr 69/100
2
1 1
Official Toiteach 84/100
1
1 0
Official XVIII (46,3%) 85/100
21
1 20 WDTS2011-02
Official XVIII 79/100
1
1 0 Forum
Official Auld Acquaintance 1968 91/100
4
4 0 Forum
Adelphi 24 years 89/100
1
1 0
Adelphi 27 years 88/100
3
3 0
Adelphi 25 years 88/100
1
1 0
Berry Bros and Rudd 1988 0/100
Berry Bros and Rudd 1987 0/100
Boogieman import Gent till the end 90/100
1
0 1
Càrn Mòr (The Scottish Liqueur Centre) 1992 82/100
1
1 0
Chester Whisky and Liqueur Company 1997, Refill sherry hogshead 82/100
1
1 0
Chester Whisky and Liqueur Company 1991, Bourbon Hogshead 0/100
Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 1968-2006 94/100
1
0 1
Duncan Taylor 38 years 81/100
1
0 1
Duncan Taylor Rare Auld Cask Strength 38 years 93/100
1
1 0 Forum
Duncan Taylor Aged 40 years, Lonach 0/100
Duncan Taylor 25 years, Octave 83/100
1
0 1
Gordon & MacPhail Gordon & MacPhail 2000 Reserve 79/100
1
1 0
Gordon & MacPhail 1990-2006 79/100
2
0 2
Gordon & MacPhail 1991-2006 85/100
1
0 1
John McDougall 1990/2012 89/100
1
0 1
Ian McLeod Chieftain's Choice 14 years 85/100
5
5 0
Ian McLeod Dun Bheagan 12 years 1997-2010 peated 89/100
1
0 1
Ian McLeod Dun Bheagan 22 years 84/100
2
1 1 Forum
Jean Boyer Peated, 3 years old 81/100
21
1 20 WDTS2012-02
Jean Boyer 10 years 81/100
22
1 21 WDTS2012-01
Jean Boyer Moine 2005, Whisky in the Church 2009 bottling 84/100
1
1 0
Jean Boyer Best Casks of Scotland 1997 peat 84/100
1
1 0
Jean Boyer The witC's Bottlings 2010 84/100
1
1 0
Malts of Scotland 46 83/100
1
1 0
Malts of Scotland 1997, sherry hogshead 84/100
1
1 0
Malts of Scotland 1992, Sherry Butt 84/100
1
1 0
Malts of Scotland 1997, Sherry hoghshead, heavily peated 0/100
Malts of Scotland 1976, sherry butt 88/100
1
1 0
Malts of Scotland 1980 Bourbon Hogshead 90/100
1
1 0
Malts of Scotland 1980-2012, Bourbon hogshead 88/100
2
0 2
Malts of Scotland 1970, Bourbon hogshead 40 years of Thomas Ewers 0/100
Malts of Scotland 1973, Sherry butt 87/100
20
1 19 WDTS2012-08
Malts of Scotland 1976, Sherry Hogshead 90/100
2
1 1
Malts of Scotland 1967 88/100
1
1 0
Master of Malt 20 years old 86/100
22
1 21 WDTS2012-01
Master of Malt 23 years 84/100
20
1 19 WDTS2013-02
Scott's Selection Scott's Selection 1984 84/100
2
2 0
Signatory Vintage 1997 - peated - cask 5269 84/100
1
1 0
Signatory Cask strength collection 1987 0/100
0
1 7 BT2007
Signatory Vintage 1997 - peated - cask 5275 79/100
2
0 2
Signatory Cask Strength Collection 1978 84/100
1
0 1
Signatory Heavily peated 1997 tasting sample 79/100
1
1 0
Signatory Vintage 1997 - peated casks 5540+5541 80/100
1
0 1
Silver Seal 1990-2011 88/100
1
0 1 Forum
SMWS 10.60 Oranges de Séville épicées 85/100
2
0 2
Specialty Drinks Ltd Bn2 83/100
1
0 1
Specialty Drinks Ltd Single Malts of Scotland, 27 years 92/100
1
1 0
The Nectar Daily Dram: Bunnahabhain 9 yo 87/100
1
0 1 Forum
The Nectar 9 y.o. 2001 86/100
1
0 1
The Ultimate Whisky Company The Ultimate single malt collection 1997, Heavily peated 84/100
1
1 0
The Whisky Agency 1976-2008 0/100
The Whisky Agency Aged 26 years 0/100
The Whisky Agency 1973-2008 35 yo 90/100
1
0 1
The Whisky Agency 1975-2011 93/100
1
0 1 Forum
The Whisky Agency 1965-2010 82/100
2
1 1 Forum
The Whisky Mercenary 35 years 85/100
10
0 10 Forum BT2013
The Whiskyman 1968 91/100
1
0 1
Wemyss Highlander Inn, 32 years 91/100
1
1 0
Whisky Import Nederland First Cask 21 years 90/100
2
0 2 Forum
Whisky-Fassle 1968-2011 91/100
1
0 1 Forum
Whisky-Fassle 1973-2008 90/100
1
0 1 Forum
Whiskybase Archive, 2006 79/100
1
0 1
Whiskybase Bunnahabhain 1973 90/100
1
0 1 Forum
Wilson & Morgan Distilled 2001 Sherry Wood 82/100
2
1 1
Wilson & Morgan Heavy Peat 1997-2011 83/100
1
1 0
Wilson & Morgan Heavy Peat 1997-2010 84/100
19
1 18 WDTS2011-05
Wilson & Morgan Twenty 87/100
42
2 40 WDTS2012-05
Wilson & Morgan Twenty Three 86/100
19
1 18 WDTS2013-05
Wilson & Morgan Thirty Eight 87/100
40
2 38 WDTS2012-02
1990-2012 91/100
1
0 1 Forum

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Bunnahabhain: Official bottlings

Bunnahabhain

12 years

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
40,0 %
Bottler
Official
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Forum 80/100
Bunnahabhain
The colour is deep gold, the nose is full, refined and rich with oily peat hints (wet earth), toffee, liquorice and flowers.
The smooth palate is very delicate.
The final, oily as well, is long with fruit hints.
(la Maison du Whisky)
Personal Comment
Amongst the Islay whiskies, Bunnahabhain is a whisky apart. It is the less peaty of all the whiskies from that island, but still has this sea character, so typical of the Hebrides Islands. It is a marvelous whisky, especially after a walk in the countryside during the winter. Its sweet and strong character is than fully revealed. I really recommend this bottle. The price of it is really good, compared to the quality. The old sailor on the bottle will probably agree with this.
84/100
The nose is pleasant and complex. There is no peat explosion here, unlike other Islay whiskies. This bottle is full of nuances, with sweet floral smells. The taste is rather intense but still sweet with some far-off peat hints, a rather rustic but still delicate taste. A very nice finish, however too short.
84/100
An undergrowth smell comes first out of this whisky and the nose develops quickly on floral (violet) hints. In the mouth, a kind of complexity where flowers make place alternately to discrete liquorice, chocolate or even honey, on a remote background of peat. A pleasant finish, however relatively short, coming back on ripe fruit and honey. It's a pity this whisky is bottled at 40%.
79/100
The nose is marked by both fruity and iodize hints. A fruit basket on the beach. A light impression of bee wax as well. Anyway, a very promising nose. The palate is characterized by a contrast between slightly bitter tastes (unripe wallnut) a touch of citrus fruti and a malty background. However a impression of something missing, probably due to the percentage of alcohol. A pity. A nice finish, lingering, woody and warmer than expected in the palate.
84/100
The nose is first very discrete and the first impressions are fruity, but more on plum jam than on ripe fruit.
The mouth is rather flat, on fruity notes coloured with nutty bitterness and a kind of dry sherry hint.
The finish is rather long but after a while the only remaining memory is the bitterness, the fruity character having completely disappeared.
Possibly that this bottle is opened since a too long time, as the impressions are not in concordance with earlier ones.
74/100
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
App.: Light Brown (colour added) Nose: A very complex, multilayered and enchanting nose. There's plenty of beewax, gingerbread, vanilla, dried fruits (dates, figs), limepeel, a clear and fresh breeze from the sea and even traces of smoke (beewax candles blewn out in wintertime). Taste: Even more beewax, and the impression from the seaside is getting stronger without being peaty. Added to the nosed aromes there is more salt (salted fish?) licorice, fisherman's, and less fruits and sweetness. Cigarette ashes or again those killed candles. Finish: Not very long, but a very pleasureful smooth bitterness leaves a very comfortable impression of a cold chimney in the morning. Conc.: I was very disappointed on my first visit to scotland, when I was a big peat-freak and very ! convinced that every islay-whisky should be like Laphroaig or Caol Ila and bought a bottle of this Bunna. It took me some some years to buy a bottle again and getting some very pleasureful surprise...
84/100
Date of tasting: 19/9 2008 Apperance: A rich bronzy copper Nose: Straight nose immediately reveals some maritime hints. It seems quite peaty without being smoky. There are dried shellfish there and mossy water along with a burnt rubber smell. Seems almost a little bit offending at times, but I think I can learn to like it. The diluted nose is fresher, like a sea breeze. Some honey, cranberries and feint spicyness there too. A second tasting revealed more winey and fruity notes, and the maritime hints had faded a bit. Body: Medium to light Palate: On the sweet side. Quiet yet pequliar start, almost a little wishy-washy, like a fruit juice which is too diluted. The middle rolls in with some heftyness which is very welcome indeed, there are some fruits th! ere, but they get washed away by a surge of the kippery, sulphury elements detected in the aroma. The finish is a little short. Strangely, although this dram would seem too vatted down to reveal it's true merits, it benefits by adding some water. It becomes sweeter, and some of its less desirable elements become less noticeable. Be careful though, it can easily become too much. Comments: All in all this is a decent dram, although far from an ace. It has a unique character which sets it appart, but other than that it's just mildly more pleasant than your average blended scotch.
76/100

Bunnahabhain

12 years (46,3%)

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
46,3 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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WDTS2011-02 82/100
Bunnahabhain 12 463
Personal Comment

Colour: Old gold
The nose seems dominated by a strange odor of yeast. After a few moments nutty notes appear. A slight bitterness dominates this interesting nose. Too bad these hints of yeast persist.
In the mouth, the bitterness prolongs perfectly the nose. Too bad that here too the notes of yeast (which I personally find quite annoying) take over, preventing these hidden nutty notes to express themselve.
The finish is quite short. The nutty hints that are guessed in the mouth come here more to their advantage, but without emerging fully.
78/100

Comment by Joseph
Nose: Bakery, fruity.
Taste: Sweet, citrus (grapefruit)
Final: Mi long long.
86/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Old gold
Nose: very curious nose first, both organic, animal, warm, almost farmy and at the same time drinking chocolate, cocoa, roasted, supported by notes of sulfur vulcanized rubber lightly dosed just what it takes to do but not crush the rest. Evolves on the leather. Very slight hint waxy encaustic. Latte, macchiato. Almond custard notes.
After some time, all blends and does not collapse.
Water has no real influence on the nose.
Taste: Sweet and creamy, mouth seems a little closed, has difficulty speaking. Evokes the antique store, old furniture, old leather and cherry liquor. Alcohol well integrated, no aggression.
Water harmonizes and strengthens the mouth to bring in line the nose.
Final: The final is in the extension of the mouth.
Here too, the water strengthens and harmonises the final, making it more warm and giving it a nice length. A bit of astringency appears on the end and further strengthens the personality.

Comment: A profile of whisky already crossed here and there, almost a classic, a standard. Not necessarily surprising, but is fulfilling its partition, nothing is missing, it's very well done, a kind of classic. Maybe just a lack of originality that has already crossed such profile several times.
Do but not hesitate to add water to give it its full extent.
89/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Alexandre

The first nose sensation is very nice: woody, heady, with well-controlled power. Coffee comes next. Then the woody becomes more precise: sherry notes emerge, accompanied by lots of nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, almond paste). The whole is coating and very well balanced. Aeration allows chocolate notes to gain exposure with a light veil of iodine, and this makes it all very delicious and enjoyable.

The palate begins with notes of sherry and rancio. Slight traces of fruits appear after aeration (strawberry, tangerine). After this attack, a powerful wave of coffee takes everything in its path, in an conformal and syrupy atmosphere. The coffee is diminishing but still dominant after some time in the glass, where a touch of iodine appears before hot spices (curry, paprika) and a little spice show. A real pleasure, especially because alcohol is properly integrated, although the flavors have trouble to be completely freed.

The finish is long and very warm, is dominated by coffee, and a dash of salt...



In conclusion, a very powerful and full-bodied whiskey. I love its syrupy and coating way. He just lacks a bit of complexity, which should appear after aeration of the bottle.
88/100

WDTS2011-02
Comment by ALouis
Color: Amber
Nose: A salted butter caramel, toffee but not low range, the good one..
It has honey, a light smoke due to wood, dried fruit and some orange notes.
With aeration, it has floral and incense notes..
With a little water it becomes more vegetal and sherry is secondary.
Taste: A sweet sherry, the fig and chocolate, with some sour oranges in the background.
A good balance between malt and sherry.
Water does nothing by mouth.
Lingering finish with hints greedy.
87/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by PatGVA
N: Softwood pretty too, bitter orange, licorice, good accuracy and fairness, wooded peak with white chocolate, dark tobacco and gunpowder.
B: beautiful lips, long, accurate softwoods, the bitter orange, marzipan, cooking, fine amplitude.
F: short final on the resin, wood, watch with a touch of water, it collapses
87/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Dadamien
Nose: Young sherry, chocolate. Coffee, sea air. Notes of cowshed, smoke. Orange.
The mouth is too much diluated, young sherry, acid drops, some fruits, orange, coffee, spicy. The final shows a young malt, spicy, sherry.
85/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Bpoujol
Old gold / pale amber color.
Nose is rich. Fruits, sherry (Oloroso?). Sherry goes well with fruit and do not crush it. Woody notes.
Taste: sweet, still on the sherry. The fruit of the nose are missing. Dried fruits, wood. Wood brings complexity, without astringency. Interesting.
Moderately long finish, quite low. Always these woody notes that this move will lead to astringency.
A good whisky, easy to drink but severe lack of power!
84/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by RX21
Nose: expressive, sherry
Mouth: Sherry, dry fruits, cherry with fruits spirit
Final: persistent
84/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Talisker84
Color: intense amber

Nose : Sherry. Winy, notes of raspberry vinegar, some red fruits (cherry, blackcurrant).
Woody, notes of coffee, black chocolate and nuts.

Mouth: Like the nose, sherry, coffee, a little bit of caramel but wet cardboard too, not pleasant...

Finale: Medium short, dry, nuts, wood and cardboardy...
82/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Savoureur
Appearance: red gold to pale amber, wide legs flowing slowly
Nose: moderate intensity, well integrated alcohol after a few minutes of breathing, dirty sherry (burned caramel, sulfur), dried fruits, fresh, floral scent, the dirty sherry is only a bit present at the beginning. It is increasing at breathing during the first 30 minutes to become dominant and gets again a bit more discreet after further breathing
Taste: mild to moderate intensity, classic dry Oloroso sherry with burnt caramel and sulfur
Finish: short to medium
With water: no change on the nose, on the mouth there is less sulfur and a longer finish (medium)
Conclusion: the aroma of sulfur / burnt caramel makes this whisky a typical "love it or hate it" dram. My "love it" rating gwould be 88 points, my "hate it" score 76 points, so an average of 82/100
82/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by GaxMalt31
Nose: Profile of a refill sherry or sherry, chocolate flavors are present but with spices like cardamom. The cask has done nice job on on the whisky, a nice woody sherry profile. Nose is fine but quite shy.
Taste: Really sherryish à la Balblair, Daluaine. Not exuberant but well balanced. Dried fruit (grapes and figs) are present, creamy milk chocolate too. Very easy to drink, a whisky for a wide audience. It just lacks a little complexity, which could make it more interesting. This profile makes me think of the first bottling MoS.
82/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by PierreDH
Colour: Light Amber. disparate legs.
Nose: Acidulous on green apple peels and a touch of cranberries.
After that, it's all very smooth, butterscotch, creamy butter and brown sugar. Looks like a typical sherry nose. Faint smokiness. After a certain amount of time in the sample, it's the butterscotch that dominates.
Mouth: Soft, bold, creamy.
Finish: Intense and long. nuts (hazelnuts) and dried fruits. Salivating.
81/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Mars
I had some problems with this single malt. At first this is how I found it:

Nose: Pear, motor oil, organic matter decomposition, stewed fruits, jam, touch of lemon that grows with breathing, dust.
A slight touch of smoke appears after a quarter of an hour.
A little bit aggressive.

And after a while, I got a declic:

Nose: Mocha, coffee, nuts, black powder, rubber. It smells like a malt aged in sherry casks. Black powder and rubber disappear almost completely after a long breathing and a little water.

Fortunately, I perceived the mouth and final in the same way throughout. (sigh of relief)

Taste: Sweet and lemony, dry smoke, some spices, nuts, mocha. Alcohol is very aggressive at first but with a little water and venting it calms down.

Finish: Mocha, coffee, nuts, black powder, a little spicy and aggressive, but as for the mouth it is better with a little water and aeration.

First time that I am entitled to a radical change after a long breating. It also greatly improved with a little water and aeration.
My note is much better after a half hour and some water.
81/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Sebou007
Color : Amber

Nose : Smells like a sherry. Whiffs of prune, of carrot soup. A little sulphur. In the end, a small acid and sugary touch (balsamic vinegar).

Mouth : Pretty dynamic. Alcool well integrated. Follows the nose : carrot soup and prune. Mixed vegetables soup. Small touch of varnish (even more with a drop of water).

Finale : Warm, on wood. Medium length.

Conclusion : A well designed whisky, but not to my taste.
80/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Pompix
At first nosing, burnt rubber. This one needs breathing. After that, the nose reminds rubber, burnt cake and flint.
The palate combines rubber and nuts aromas.
The final is quite long.

Not necessary unpleasant but not my kind.
80/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Dede
Color: Light amber

Nose: First mixes dry sherry and black pepper, and a very dry although light smoke. If the set is not very sexy at first smell, it appears interesting at the aeration. Included are meaty notes (ham), a hint of rubber. Notes of cardboard unfortunately spoil the whole.

Taste: Alchemy is strange. There are very clear marks of hydrocarbon, and always this dry sherry and salt. The finish is marked by rubber. Less sympathetic than the nose for my taste. It lacks, however, neither body nor power without being aggressive.

Finish: Quite long, it is an extension of the mouth, quite salty and marked by a dry sherry. This rubber aftertaste disappears quickly thankfully.

Conclusion: Not uninteresting especially the nose, but this profile of the mouth does not suit me.

80/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Piazzolla
NOSE: mainly on the toasty notes of sherry. Lack of expression however An oddly iodine note .Vegetable side also and slightly peppery.
Palate: oily (texture) and very sweet (sugar cane or almost burnt caramel). Evolves towards sugarcane with advantage of greenness (bitterness). Too ripe bananas. Lack of complexity.
FINAL: rather fresh, almost minty.
Maybe the sherry fans will like it, but I'm not sure. Lack of balance and complexity for me.
79/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by mapi
Color: Intense gold.
Nose is caramel, but >>> real caramel gining its taste to the alcohol. Cut hay.
Super bitter mouth overcooked. bitter caramel
Final om sugar cane.
Whisky or rum? Lack of precision.
79/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Jmputz
Colour: Old gold
The nose seems dominated by a strange odor of yeast. After a few moments nutty notes appear. A slight bitterness dominates this interesting nose. Too bad these hints of yeast persist.
In the mouth, the bitterness prolongs perfectly the nose. Too bad that here too the notes of yeast (which I personally find quite annoying) take over, preventing these hidden nutty notes to express themselve.
The finish is quite short. The nutty hints that are guessed in the mouth come here more to their advantage, but without emerging fully.
78/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Red copper.

Nose : Rather typical young sherry. Fudge and soft wood extracts. Quite sweetish (caramel-colored ?). Ever tried eating your strawberries with red wine and tons of sugar? Needs a little time before unfolding on dry fruits. Almond peels. Sugar coated roasted peanuts.

Mouth: Quite some oomph despite an ABV that is probably around 46%. The nice part is still played by the caramel (well, more candi sugar than fudge, this time) and dry fruits (same roasted peanuts). The mouth is creamy, but the whole remains fairly stereotyped.

Finish: Develops on a hint of burnt wood and a gentle bitterness that sustains the mouth.

Comment: A rather decent and flawless young sherry (finished ?) malt. No much personality though.
77/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Blackmalt
Golden amber color
Nose on the caramel, sugar first. It develops on black powder (impression of a firecracker just exploded nearby and the wind disperses the smell of cold gunpowder ) that disappears quickly. Then a not very pleasant feeling that pricks the nose and forces to move away. Some hairspray smell appears toward the end.
Soft and absent palate. A little woody. It gets a little rough afterwards.
Moderately long finish: on the dry wood . It is discreetly pungent.
I did not really appreciate that sample. The nose is of medium quality. Neither rich nor complex. The flavors are too volatile and the whole dispersesl in a more than doubtful balance.
68/100

Bunnahabhain

XVIII

Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
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Forum 79/100
Bunnahabhain 18
COLOR : Gold amber with redish-brown glints.
NOSE : fruity (green banana, mango, orange), precious wood, green almond and wallnut bur.
PALATE : Supple and rich attack. Notes of almond powder, peaty (ash, tar) and caramelized banana cake.
FINISH : A touch of earth. Notes of bitter chocolate and citrus fruit (orange).
(la Maison du Whisky)
Personal Comment
The nose is clearly dominated by woody notes, mixed with some iodized hints. The mouth is between the cereal and the walnut, rather smooth but relatively bitter. It could be clearer. Probably some more degrees of alcohol would have had a benefic effect. The finish is lingering, and slightly dominated by bitterness. Some wood remaining in the mouth. Deserves certainly a new tasting.
79/100

Bunnahabhain

Auld Acquaintance 1968

Age
34 years
Alcohol percentage
43,8 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
(Limited Hogmanay edition)
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Forum 91/100
Bunnahabhain 1986 Auld Acquaintance
Personal Comment
A rich and delicate nose evokes the malt, walnuts and some musty smells, a dusty cellar, but the whole perfectly balanced. In the palate, malt at the time spicy and creamy, with clear woody hints which do not overrule the spicy notes however, and developing to chocolate touches. A nice finish, bitter and lingering, where the wood and the chocolate from the palate are still very present. This bottle needs probably a longer aeration, because it reputation and its price announced something superior... To re taste in a while...
88/100
The nose evoques dusty malt, with hints of orange chocolate, nuts with a slightly spicy touch.This whisky developes very nicely in the palate on very beautiful slightly acid notes mixed to discrete but rather present woody whiffs, some spicy notes, chocolate and malt, coming back on bitter woody hints. What a marvelous complexity on very close notes. The finish is very nice too, long, warm , slightly bitter, with woody and chocolate hints.
93/100Compared to the 38 years old Duncan Taylor version, the nose is clearly inferior, while the palate is much more complex, and covers a greater range of tastes. In fact both versions are really close in terms of quality.
Happiness from the very first nose. A delicious mix of milk chocolate and hazelnuts, An obvious presence of sherry, a very large palette of smells, the one even more pleasant than the other one. A very nice balance and just a touch of smoke. The mouth is much the same as the nose was. Just happiness. Chocolate notes, cashew nuts and a balance close to perfection. The finish is lingering and prolongs perfectly nose and mouth. Really nothing wrong with this whisky, close to great art.
93/100
A nice nose delicately marked by sherry. Just smoothness. Noes of plum jam and ripe fruit. Nice complexity. Peppery notes and touches of cocoa.
The first feel in the mouth is rather straight away and some bitter touches appear first, discrete woody notes. Unripe walnut. This is probably an older whisky. It develops on fruit and chocolate.
The finish starts on sherry notes, but this phase is relatively short. It develops quickly on acid ones and finally on a slight bitter touch.
88/100

Bunnahabhain

Darach Ùr

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46,3 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
New oak
Particularity
(Finished in new wood (american oak))
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69/100
Bunnahabhain Darach Ur
Personal Comment
What a strange nose, marked by a kind of wood juice and malt. The smell is first rather unpleasant. Then some fruity notes try to join but remain behind this strange young wood juice.
The same impression in the palate with some remote coffee hints.
The finish is long and warm, remaining in the same woody notes than mouth and nose. Woody notes without this nice bitterness which makes the old wood so interesting sometimes.
70/100
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Rather dark, deep shade of brown, rooibush tea (colour free, that’s what they say on the label. I guess this whisky is unbelieveble dark for young spirit matured in oak casks).
Nose: Honey, vanilla ice with fresh fruits (Raspberry, ripe apples) and very soft spices in the back. I miss any smoky or wooden note.
Taste: The alcohol takes with its intenseness care for a first confusion on the palate. Later there are dry wooden notes and crushed coffee beans. No more fruits but nuts and soft smoke (blewn out beewax candles) but not much of what I call complexity. Water can help here, the alcohol is not so dominating in the beginning.
Finish: Fading rather fast into a watery sour note. Fruit tea. Even the pleasant bitter wood notes stop mingling too quickly and leave (great pity) a weak impression on the palate.
Conclusion: Surprising dark colour, a fine nose, the palate nice, but not fulfilling and the finish too weak. Maybe the new oak casks should get older, I had much finer Bunnas before.
Date: 24. June 2011
Price in Germany: 42 Euro (1 Litre, duty free)
68/100

Bunnahabhain: independent bottlings

Bunnahabhain

Moine 2005, Whisky in the Church 2009 bottling

Collection
The WitC's Bottlings
Age
3 years
Alcohol percentage
62,2% %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
Cask number
single cask 75
Dates
Distil: 2005 Bottling: 2009
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84/100
Bunnahabhain Moine WitH
Personal Comment
A nice nose smelling like youth and peat... Touches of hay and clear notes of undergrowth. Some nice fish notes and sea spray hints. Well, a nice relatively complex nose which remains pleasantly fresh despite this peat dominance.
In the palate, youth's freshness is quite dominating. A nice complexity like announced by the nose. Young peat and hay are still present. A kind of new make (which has already passed the stage of syrupy sweetness) feeling remains beside very promising enhancements in the future. The whole remains smooth, despite the high percentage of alcohol.
Finish is rather short, prolonging perfectly the mouth.
84/100

Bunnahabhain

1997, Sherry hoghshead, heavily peated

Collection
Paderborn reserve
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
52,9 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Sherry Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 3258
Dates
Distil: 1997 Bottling: 2011
Bottle
1 of 175 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Bunnahabhain 97 MOS
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

The witC's Bottlings 2010

Collection
The WitC's Bottlings
Age
9 years
Alcohol percentage
60,2 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
Cask
first fill sherry
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84/100
Bunnahabhain Witch 4
Personal Comment
Very nice fruity nose. Riche taste palette developing from plum jam to ripe mango. Light tingling, but this is quite normal, considering the alcohol percentage.
The mouth is not different from the nose, very well balanced. Warm and is not hindered by the alcohol. Even if it is not very complex, it remains very pleasant. Ripe fruit, sherry memories, a touch of chocolate.
The finish is exceptionally long and warm. This also remains in the same register as the nose and the mouth were. An excellent cask, and the cask strength version was only available to participants to the Witch 2010 (Whisky in the Church), but a diluted version will be available in the Jean Boyer range. I would like to compare this 43% version to that excellent cask strength version.
84/100

Bunnahabhain

Chieftain's Choice 14 years

Collection
Chieftain's Choice
Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Ian McLeod
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85/100
Bunnahabhain chieftains
Personal Comment
This is a good example of complementarities between a distillery with very good but not really varied products and a quality independent bottler. A great success, this Bunnahabhain matured in sherry casks. The powerful sweetness which characterizes the best this particular Islay malt is still present, but associated to the sherry finish... Marvelous impression. I really recommend that bottle.
84/100
During the second nosing, the strong and complex character of this malt announced a great whisky. The powerful refinement of this Islay distillery is outstanding, although tempered by some light acid hints giving an impression of a whisky dominated by the alcohol. This bottle remains very good, even if the rating is slightly under the first one.
79/100
An exceptionally rich nose, with sherry dominations characterizes the third tasting; My first guess was a Macallan or a Glendronach, some famous sherry-minded whisky. A slightly acid hint follows. Green apple? The whole is extraordinary complex. The acid impression dominates the palate, but the taste moves quick on to sherry, with some malt touches, reminding some bitter beers. An exceptional finish, from bitter to acid, from sherry to ... happiness?. A very great bottle probably underestimated in the first tastings. This was probably a mistake.
88/100
All the impressions from the third tasting are completely confirmed at the fourth one. An excellent bottle.
88/100

Bunnahabhain

Rare Auld Cask Strength 38 years

Collection
Rare Auld Cask Strength
Age
38 years
Alcohol percentage
40,8 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Cask
Sherry
Cask number
single cask 3328
Dates
Distil: 1/03/1697 Bottling: 1/11/2005
Bottle
161 of 209 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 93/100
Bunnahabhain 38 Rare Auld
Personal Comment
Behind its extremely dark colour, this bottle inspires great respect, not only for its great age, but for its exceptional qualities during the whole tasting.
The nose is very rich: sherry, chocolate, nuts, forrming all together something magic, nearly entrancing, it is nearly a perfume. A the end of the nosing, some subtle mixes of malt, chocolate and citrus fruits, perfectly balanced, give an impression close to perfection.
In the mouth, first an impression of bitter dryness, before it developes on very nice chocolate fragrances with a touch of citrus, through a taste marked by walnuts and a kind of cough syrup, the one children like because it tastes great. An exceptional finish, very long and chocolated, with very nice nut and wood hints. What a marvelous bottle.
93/100

Bunnahabhain

Scott's Selection 1984

Collection
Natural Cask Strength
Age
19 years
Alcohol percentage
57,5 %
Bottler
Scott's Selection
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84/100
Bunnahabhain 1984
Personal Comment
The very first nosing is rather pungent, and reveals some nice barley hints and citrus (orange) touches. In the palate, this whisky is first rather dry, before revealing beautiful and slightly acid touches, with a discrete hint of wood. The palate is rich and very pleasant. The finish is rather long and warm, with smooth and slightly woody hints. First approach is rather marked by alcohol. Some time will be needed for aeration to produce its benefic effects.
79/100
The relative discrete nose reveals nice floral notes, with a touch of spices (ginger) on the background. mentholated notes appear after a while. Anyway, a nice complexity. In the palate, a delicious mix of sensations, from the woody bitterness to the freshness of menthol, through touches close to milk chocolate. The finish is lingering and warm and quite varied. The menthol hints are still discretely present, mixed with impressions of milk coffe and above all... the memory of a great pleasure.
A good tip: let this whisky some time reveal all its capacities after opening of the bottle. The difference between both tastings is quite impressive.
88/100

Bunnahabhain

Adelphi 27 years

Age
27 years
Alcohol percentage
50,6 %
Bottler
Adelphi
Cask number
single cask 7850
Dates
Distil: 1977 Bottling: 2005
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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88/100
Bunnahabhain 27 Adelphi
Personal Comment
A subtly fruity nose with spicy hints and nice floral notes. A touch of smoke on the background. The nose is quite fresh and relatively discrete. Some iodine too. This whisky, who does not renounce its coastal origins seems to ask for some attention and does not directly reveal all it's potential. But no deception after some efforts... The palate reveals a very nice complexity, where malty notes share the attention with others, slightly acid ones, the whole on a coffee/chocolate palette. An obvious presence of alcohol and a kind of bitterness which are not unpleasant announce a warm finish marked by a fine bitterness and some hazelnut hints.
88/100
The nose is very delicate, fruity and slightly spicy. Nice hints of exotic fruits, mangoes and very fine woody notes on the background make this whisky, which if first rather discrete, a very promising one. Complex without being all show. This gives a great impression of maturity. In the palate, a real firework.... First traces of alcohol, hints of wallnuts mixed with citrus fruit. A nice bitterness reminding the best Belgian beers. Very spectacular first, and then getting wiser, rounder and at least much more balancec. The finish is very nice, with clear hints of walnut and a memory of the citrus fruits in the mouth. A great success, nice balance and nice sensations.
88/100
Nice spices behind a light veil of smoke. Some pepper, some cardamom, lots of personality. Exotic fruit hints as well In the palata, a wonderful impression of a generous mix of tastes, form malty smoothness to nutty bitterness, through pleasantly complex moka and cocoa notes. An excellent impression this exceptional whisky leaves behind... The finish is in the same mood. Even if quite limited in the length, the exciting pleasure of the mouth remains, on characteristic notes of coffee and milk.
88/100

Bunnahabhain

25 years

Age
25 years
Alcohol percentage
49,7 %
Bottler
Adelphi
Cask number
single cask 2785
Dates
Distil: 1981 Bottling: 2013
Bottle
238 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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88/100
Bunnahabhain Adelphi 25
Personal Comment
Color: Dark Mahogany
A nicely balanced and a beautiful freshness. Undeniable presence of sherry and a nice complexity. A very slight bitterness mixed with discreet aromas of plum jam announces a great whisky.
In the mouth, a clear sherry dominant, but a quick shift to fresh notes intermixed with hints of coffee. A nice complexity here too. The qualities announced by the nose are at least confirmed. However, sherry notes are a bit too present which makes it slightly disgusting. A shame.
A long, warm finish prolonging perfectly the mouth.
88/100

Bunnahabhain

Vintage 1997 - peated - cask 5269

Collection
Un-chillfiltered collection
Age
9 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
refill butt
Cask number
single cask 5269
Dates
Distil: 01-12-1997 Bottling: 12-12-2006
Bottle
344 of 702 btls
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84/100
Bunnahabhain 1997 peated
Personal Comment
The nose is rather fresh and seems to be made from a mis of malt, hay and yeast. Nice combination giving the nose a nice complexity. An impression of relatively discrete peat completes the whole. In the palate, a kind of small explosion. Slightly bitter notes, mixes of yeast and walnut on one hand, fresher citrus hints on the other one. A nice balance, specially when peat comes on top of the described aromas. The finish is lingering and warm, and the pleasant notes from the nose and mouth are confirmed.
84/100

Bunnahabhain

Single Malts of Scotland, 27 years

Collection
The Single Malts of Scotland
Age
27 years
Alcohol percentage
49,5 %
Bottler
Specialty Drinks Ltd
Cask number
single cask 11688
Dates
Distil: 31-10-1979 Bottling: 14-3-2007
Bottle
222 btls
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92/100
Bunnahabhain smos
Personal Comment

Quite a fresh nose, with its hints of green apple and honey and its touch of cut grass. A real candy announcing happiness and complexity. A pleasant evolution on ripe fruit, reine-claude (yellow plum) or peach with a touch of acidity.
The palate is excellent too, with the same fruity notes, very smooth and this amazing contrast brought by some acid touches then some bitter ones. A wonderful feeling.
The finish is lingering and fresh, keeping the memory of this mix of honey and ripe fruit combined with green apple.
92/100


Bunnahabhain

1992, Sherry Butt

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
54,4 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Sherry Butt
Cask number
single cask 1419
Dates
Distil: 26/5/1992 Bottling: 04/2010
Bottle
322 of 603 btls
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84/100
Bunnahabhain Malts of Scotland 1992
Personal Comment
The nose suits with the expectations created by the colour: sherry!. A very expressive and rich nose. Hints of plum jam mixed with spicy and peppery notes. A great nose.
In the palate, the sherry is still very present without being too dominant however. Nice fruity notes, hints of chocolate. If this whisky is not very complex, it offers very rich and intense tastes.
The finish prolongs perfectly the mouth. It is lingering and warm and sherry continues developing its aromas.
84/100

Bunnahabhain

1976-2008

Collection
Sharks
Age
32 years
Alcohol percentage
55,7 %
Bottler
The Whisky Agency
Cask
Fino Sherry
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Bunnahabhain TWA 32
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

Aged 26 years

Collection
The Perfect Dram
Age
26 years
Alcohol percentage
49,4 %
Bottler
The Whisky Agency
Cask
ex-Fino cask
Dates
Distil: 1987 Bottling: 2013
Bottle
255 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Bunnahabhain 26 PerfectDram
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

1973, Sherry butt

Age
38 years
Alcohol percentage
50,2 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 3463
Dates
Distil: 26/03/1973 Bottling: 05/2011
Bottle
166 of 216 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2012-08 87/100
Bunnahabhain 1973 mos
Personal Comment

Color: Gold
A smell of yeast first, followed by notes of mushrooms and damp undergrowth. A nice bitterness, but a slight tingling sensation due to alcohol. An interesting set even if the nose is not my preferred profile.
The first impression in the mouth is all made of smoothness,, caramel with a slight bitter odor giving it a definitely enjoyable. Much more engaging than was the nose. Notes of coffee, milk chocolate. Nothing flashy, but classy and a perfect balance.
The finish is medium long, and prolongs perfectly the impression of sweetness in the mouth.
89/100

WDTS2012-08
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: yellow gold
nose: medium to strong intensity, well integrated alcohol, a mixture of mature white, yellow and red fruits, truffles and wet basement, slightly mineral, half soft half dry profile
taste: medium to strong intensity, well integrated alcohol, good old wood (quite intense but without great bitterness and dryness), soft pepper, fruits in the background
finish: medium to long
Conclusion: An overall beautiful multifaceted and well melted whisky

92/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Alexandre
The nose, broad and well balanced, is dominated by beautiful yellow fruit (peach, nectarine, apricot). Mesmerizing if not powerful, it also shows grain and hazelnut. Complex, it develops after the onset of ventilation with caramel, even if the whole is very fruity. Water brings almonds and a little pulp.
The mouth is on coffee and nuts before the fruity nose appears. There is then a very beautiful waterfall of yellow fruits (peach, nectarine). The whole is coating but not being sticky and really good. It also has a little yellow fruit skins and farm influences. Aeration gives a not unpleasant wooded area, and a hint of salt, without taking away this beautiful fruity wave.
The final, long, is on peach and nectarine. We also have a little coffee, decorated with a warm side of fruit liqueur (kirsch).

In conclusion, a very nice fruity whisky, which lacks can be just a little bit of madness and relief.
90/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by ALouis
Colour: deep gold
Nose first nose is sulfur with beautiful metallic notes, recalling old blends.
After ventilation, sulfur is a little less present while the metallic notes that I love remain.
It has notes of caramel with salted butter, dried fruit and spices.
Mouth: nice balance between marine notes, lemon, caramel with salted butter, dried fruit and a little honey.
Finish: long mix of sweet / salty pleasant
90/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Jmputz
Color: Gold
A smell of yeast first, followed by notes of mushrooms and damp undergrowth. A nice bitterness, but a slight tingling sensation due to alcohol. An interesting set even if the nose is not my preferred profile.
The first impression in the mouth is all made of smoothness,, caramel with a slight bitter odor giving it a definitely enjoyable. Much more engaging than was the nose. Notes of coffee, milk chocolate. Nothing flashy, but classy and a perfect balance.
The finish is medium long, and prolongs perfectly the impression of sweetness in the mouth.
89/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Wiski
Colour: Old gold.
Nose: The nose is intense on nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, raisins) and at the same time a great original freshness of mint, eucalyptus and licorice stick (almost medicinal). Herbaceous notes are intense, almost forest, very cool. Aeration develops flavors of grass, herbs and medicinal plant with some bitterness.
Becomes very rustic with a dash of water (humus, mushroom, old wood).
Palate: The black fruit is ripe, very ripe. The coffee is black and raw cocoa, mixed with spices (ginger, cloves, nutmeg. Long and almost sparkling in the mouth, probably due to iodized notes, slightly peppery, with notes of bitter orange peel. Texture is almost syrupy.
Final: notes on forestry, camphor, licorice, rubber, leather, animal, intense peppery.
89/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by RX21
Color: Yellow orange
Nose: Precious wood, poached fruits (peaches) roasted fruits (pineapples)
Mouth: Nice aromatic density on sherry fruits and even peat
Finish: Long on salt peat and a hint of bitterness

89/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Whiskywardrobe
Notes of plums and fruits as well as wood. Interesting one. Looks like sherry cask. Not stunning but not bad at all neither.
88/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: amontillado sherry
Nose: Oh! This is elegant! Smells old, almost antique. From a refill sherry cask ? Oak influence is obvious, but perfectly mastered. Little burnt wood mingle with the fragrance of shiitake and the fruitiness of prunes. Citrusy notes sneak in (orange peels and little clove) to keep the whole alive. And even something exotic (passion fruits?) shining out.
Mouth: Oak gets bigger now, with notes of cocoa powder and black coffee. Some kind of pleasant austerity and dryness. Not very complex, but kind of “respectable”, like a dashing old man leaning on his stick. Mouth feeling is good with a nicely balanced alcohol (48%?).
Finish: Flawless. What else?
Comment: Pick up a good old Tomatin, replace most of its exotic side with some classy woodiness. Get the picture? High end stuff, but slightly frustrating for fruit bomb lovers.

88/100
WDTS2012-08
Commentaire de Dagde
Nose: Pretty quickly notes of leather and cabbage notes nearly hiding hazelnut and milk chocolate. Aeration will allow them to be real. Then there are some cherry with lots of honey. A dense nose that requires time and gradually becomes successful, greedy and complex enough.
Palate: The texture is very sweet with lots of honey, lime, cinnamon and nutmeg. There are also apricot, hazelnut, chocolate and a bit of red fruit (raspberry, cherry without being very defined). Water enhances the dark chocolate. Complex mouth , round and fairly balanced. It may be objected that the flavors are not very volatile (mouth ahead by steps).
Finale: It seems a little short (widening effect is felt) but the flavors reappear on apricot, honey and chocolate. A coda mixed but retains the essential.

Comment: This is typically the kind of dram that you must leave time. Once it becomes well ventilated it is getting rounder and nose appears to be a success. In the mouth, it reveals itself quite late but the flavors seem shy, struggling to stay afloat. Overall a very good whisky playing on multiple tables but losing a bit at the construction of its different tastes.
88/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Roblanza
color: light amber
nose: very nice, sweet vanilla with wood chips, raisins and floral spices
taste: very mild, slightly dry, old oak is a bridge to the very mild finish with lots of oak and some spiciness but very mild

88/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: The nose makes me immediately think of having a whisky aged in Oloroso casks Xerez. Some sulfur notes (matches) and fermented fruit, it will dissipate with aeration. Coffee and cocoa blatantly. Plum. One side roasted almost making me think of roasted peanuts.

Palate: very special. Powerful & almost salty. Some wood, I feel. Perhaps is it also a presence almost "tannic"?

Finish: long on plum.

Comments: profile "sherry" which might seem conventional at first but by demonstrating some originality, as marked by the presence of cocoa on the nose than the typical mouth.
88/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Malt1972
Colour: old gold.
Nosing: strange earthy nose. Rubber and chemical notes.
Tasting: much better! Smoke, fruit and spice at the same time. Nice oak. Some peat, vanilla and sherry as well.
Finish: medium, the smoke and sherry intermingle very well.

86/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Singlemalt71
Nose: Dry fresh sherry tones, fruit (red) and some influences of wood.
Taste: Full, powerful, raisins, spicy and some sweetness.
Finish: Medium long and spicy with a nutty after taste. Later on some bitterness as well.
86/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Hoke
colour : orange
nose : orange coming trough and some caramel, the nose gets better when the whisky is a little longer in the glass
Taste : Oranges and some dark chocolate, with a little water it gets better
Finish :Not very long
Overall : nice sherry bottling, a little complex one

86/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Dede
Color: Pale amber
Nose: Very fruity on the orchard fruits (pear, plum), with a sweetness reminiscent of orgeat syrup, even a little anise (who said Moorish?) And some citrus notes. It is then more hot, spicy, with a subtle woody bitterness.
Palate: The attack is fresh and sweet, the mid-palate quite green, and has a feeling of excitement tingling pleasantly the tongue. The overall profile is pretty vegetal with a controlled bitterness decorated with a tangy edge (Clementine).
Finale: Intense and relatively long, but ultimately fairly expressive, vegetal malt facet taking over.

Conclusion: A decent malt with a very nice nose, very intense. I'm less attached to the mouth, but this is very correct.
86/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Amor57
The nose presents first aromas of smoky, meaty, cocoa and wet dog, quickly accompanied by rancio and autumn forest. Aeration reveals cigarette ash arrives cold but it is a little lonely. It's nice but not very talkative. On the palate, the attack is frank, almost bitter, with intense woody, mineral: it seems to chew flint. Then a distant anise arrives and grows slowly, without erasing the wood. The final of medium length remains intense on this woody with beautiful spices and rare traces of anise.
With the addition of water the nose is sweet with caramel, spices and mildew. The palate has a net attack , with hints of musty (yet), rancio and sweet cane. The finish is dominated by bitter licorice.

Nice? Hardly. Bad? Surely not! A whisky that I forget quickly.
83/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by TTN
Nose: Spicy and herbaceous with a slight presence of smoke.
Palate: Creamy, spicy (cumin), peppermint (black pepper). I also perceive notes of almonds and a hint of background strawberry.
Final: faithful to the mouth, always spiced with chocolate and smoke notes.
A strapping, invigorating.
83/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Sebou007
Color: Golden amber
Nose: This is clearly a sherry whisky with hints of raspberry vinegar. In the background, prune, lassi which gives it a sweet and sour feeling (prunes in Armagnac?). Lime and lemon juice. A little white pepper and blond tobacco (multicolored dram!).
Mouth: The mouth is in the same strand, but a little soft. On a autmuny side, with dried fruits (apricots, dates, figs). The acidity is still present, with hints of carrot soup. A slight bitterness, nothing too big.
Finish: Long, on sour milk mixed with dried apricots.

Conclusion: A nose that can divide. I like it. The mouth is a little below, with a sour finale.

83/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Yellow gold.
Nose first nose smoke very salty, brackish. Crayfish. Sour, vinegar and slightly lemony. Smoked fish. Also meaty, bacon. Then slowly comes a breath of fresh vegetable, like after the rain in a meadow. Waves of candied red fruit, jam, pastry, alternating with this nose. A slight wooded pomaded pungency. With time switch completely on fruity, candied and pastry, with a waxy and woody bitterness. Notes cabbage Auvergne stew.
Water removes a lot of the personality of the nose, but provides hints of hay and anise
Palate: Smooth starting and rather fruity, it is quickly invaded by woody, waxy pungent and bitter, spicy and slightly astringent. Presence of alcohol. Then a lot of metal, copper.
If the water takes some of the aggressiveness of the mouth, it further reinforces the imbalance in the woods and metal.
Finale: In the wake of this last note copper, smoke and oak.
The water has the same effect on the final than on the mouth.

Comments: The nose is very surprising, almost multifaceted and very interesting. Unfortunately, the mouth is very unbalanced and marred by this invasive and pugnacious metallic note which extends more in the final. Damage, and water does not help, quite the contrary.
83/100
WDTS2012-08
Comment by Borg
Color: Light gold with an orange glow, nice.
Nose:Soft sherry tones, raisins, old sweet wood
Taste: Dry, old wood (rotten?), some sweetness comes through, strange but not un-pleasant.
After: bitter, sherry wood, dry

This one keeps me doubting, do i like its specific taste, or is it just not right??

78/100

Bunnahabhain

Highlander Inn, 32 years

Collection
2011 Single Cask Bottling
Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
51,4 %
Bottler
Wemyss
Cask number
single cask 1798
Dates
Distil: 2-3-1979 Bottling: 20-9-2011
Bottle
510 of 511 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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91/100
Bunnahabhain 2011 Highlander Inn
Personal Comment

Color: Mahogany
The nose is very clearly marked by the sweetness of the sherry. It is complex, with both mocha and hints of candied fruit. Intense and complex, this is what characterizes this wonderful nose.
Very nice in the mouth as well. All the complexity of the nose is to be found back in the mouth and the pleasure is intense. Hints of sherry and candied fruit, plum jam dominate. This whisky is also remarkably balanced. A very slight woody bitterness provides some mid-palate bitterness, but it is rapidly moving towards fruit and chocolate.
The finish is long and warm, prolonging perfectly the impressions in the mouth.
91/100


Bunnahabhain

1992

Collection
Celebration of the Cask
Age
19 years
Alcohol percentage
57 %
Bottler
Càrn Mòr (The Scottish Liqueur Centre)
Cask
Sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 1691
Dates
Distil: 25-05-1992 Bottling: 17-10-2011
Bottle
49 of 587 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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82/100
Bunnahabhain Carn Mor 1992
Personal Comment

Colour: Old gold
The nose is dominated by one of the few scents that I find it hard to appreciate in a whisky : yeast. Too bad because this masks unpleasant smell nice sherry notes which unfortunately face great difficulty to surface. Hopefully following will be more to my taste ...
The mouth is not much more complex than the nose. The first impression is the mocha, which is struggling to evolve into something else. This whisky is a bit monotone.
The finish is well above the mouth and nose. Long and warm, very pleasant scent of sherry, chocolate, plum jam gives this whisky which has hitherto lacked: fun.
82/100


Bunnahabhain

Thirty Eight

Collection
W&M Collector's Edition
Age
38 years
Alcohol percentage
41,2 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask number
single cask 1
Dates
Distil: 1973 Bottling: 2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2012-02 87/100
Bunnahabhain Wilson Morgan 38
Personal Comment

Color: Mahogany
The nose is pleasantly marked by toast, gingerbread, cashew nuts, beer, great finesse. A nose of a rare delicacy. No aggression of any kind. This nose is only fun and does not need to be complex to be extraordinary.
The fineness guessed at the first nosing characterizes the first impressions in mouth. A lovely complex bitterness gives an extraordinary relief to the palate. The bitter notes range from slight bitterness of the cashews to something far more bitter, unripe walnuts, which fade and then come charging back. As much finesse and nuances around a single theme (the bitterness) is truly remarkable. Simplicity and complexity are here excel household. I drank very few whiskies with this classic and atypical profile at a time.
The finish is endless. Pleasant notes of cashew nuts with a hint of mocha persist for many minutes. Here, too, balance and finesse.
93/100

WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Jmputz
Color: Mahogany
The nose is pleasantly marked by toast, gingerbread, cashew nuts, beer, great finesse. A nose of a rare delicacy. No aggression of any kind. This nose is only fun and does not need to be complex to be extraordinary.
The fineness guessed at the first nosing characterizes the first impressions in mouth. A lovely complex bitterness gives an extraordinary relief to the palate. The bitter notes range from slight bitterness of the cashews to something far more bitter, unripe walnuts, which fade and then come charging back. As much finesse and nuances around a single theme (the bitterness) is truly remarkable. Simplicity and complexity are here excel household. I drank very few whiskies with this classic and atypical profile at a time.
The finish is endless. Pleasant notes of cashew nuts with a hint of mocha persist for many minutes. Here, too, balance and finesse.
93/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Roblanza
color: amber
nose: dark wood, pale sherry, grandma's furniture, heavy sherry, blackberries and chocolat brownies
taste: smooth sweet entrance, also flavours of coffee and waxy notes, full dryish, flavour of raisins and antique furniture, sweet bitter finish with nuts like almond and dark forest fruits
93/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Piazzolla
Nose: Lovely nose we'd like to meet more often. Very complex and enjoyable. A nice balance between ripe fruit and hints of dried fruit (sherry was probably ex). Reminds me of Bowmore Bicentenary without smoke. Subtle notes of varnish as a backdrop. Gourmand. A touch of burnt wood and iodine also aeration.
Palate: delicate and evolving. First of ripe fruits and dry fruits later on (especially dates). Mid-palate of the beer before sliding into notes of almost burned tartin tart.
Moderately long finish that is a bit frustrating!

Conclusion A very nice old malt (probably). To be enjoyed quietly by the fireside. Lack a little "je ne sais quoi" to be outstanding.
92/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Savoureur
appearance: reddish gold
nose: medium intensity, very well integrated alcohol, furniture wax, stewed fruit, nuts (walnuts, almonds), red berries, mangoes, very gently, reminds me of a beautiful profile from refill sherry cask
taste: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, dominated by a well controlled dryness and soft spices, fruits are present but remain in the background and balance the whole, a whisky that takes enormous benefit from breathing in the half full sample (10 days of difference between my first and second tasting, at the first tasting the spices were much more present and the whisky was less balanced)
finish: medium to long
Conclusion:
A very nice whisky with a very different nose and taste but both are on a very high level
92/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Jmputz
Color: Mahogany
This is immediately a nose I like. Balance, good complexity, devoid of any aggression. Hints of chocolate and plum jam, beautiful presence of sherry and very light wood. On sen though he lived in a barrel in recent years, but the wood has not been able to dominate this pretty nose.
The mouth has a very similar profile of the nose, with the same feelings. A little less cocoa on the nose, but a little more plum jam, always close to perfect balance while developing a nice complexity. The sherry is of course very far with its procession of dried fruit.
A long spicy finish completes the package.
91/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Whiskywardrobe
“Looks quite quite old. Maybe well over 30 years old with lovely notes of ancient oak on its foundation”
This dram has a mahogany-like color.

Nose (91): (5)more than average. honey, nuts, citrus, dates, spices, oranges. Maybe 30 years old?

Taste (92): powerful. honey, wood, spices, nuts, leather, dust. Old stuff indeed...

Finish (91): (5)longer than average. dust, wood, spices.

91/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Jeep
Nose: Nice fruity, very greedy and intense on exotic fruits: pineapple and passion fruit in firsst. A slight hint of spice, a bit of dust old newspaper. With aeration, it is greedy. Woody with delicacy and this fruitiness (apricots join exotic fruit)! Also a lot of cocoa and a little blond tobacco.
Taste: Very fine. Still fruit: more on apricot jam this time. However the exotic side is still present. There is also the woody nose but are also a presence of leather, tobacco, a hint of chocolate and a little wax. Complex palate, like the nose, but lacks a bit of consistency.
Finish: Very long. Slightly dry on all these fruits and old polished wood.
Comment: Really a very nice whisky. Surely relatively old, he still kept a great freshness. Only downside, a little tinny mouth. 91 +
91/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Mars
Nose: Spices (pepper, paprika), dried tomatoes, exotic fruits. Gaining fruity with aeration.
Taste: Very fruity but falls a little too fast, sweet spices. With aeration, the spices are becoming more aggressive.
Final: Fruity and spicy exotic (sweet spice). Long finish except after aeration.

Comments: Very special in its kind but very good and the spices are a great addition. Doesn't like air!
90/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de RX21
Color: Amber
Nose: Precious wood, leather, exotic fruits, flowers
Mouth: Apricot, passon fruits, milked chocolate, hint of blackcurrants, cedar
90/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Samhain
Colour: almost light brown

Nose: It starts with notes of cacao followed by dark wood, dry plums and a hint of blackberries.

Mouth: A wonderful mixture of dry fruits (dates, plums, etc.) and cacao is touched by some minty notes. Then dark wood, leather and cinnamon round up this very complex taste.
It finishes warm, long and spicy.

90/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Jean-Marc
Nose: beautiful, delicious, ripe fruit, candy, candied orange, mango, strawberry syrup, banana flambe

Mouth also ripe fruit (see nose), notes of chocolate and hazelnut butter. Lacks a bit of punch.

Finale: ... too short on the ripe fruit for my taste!

90/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Singlemalt71
Nose: Lovely aromas of fruit tones, sherry, chocolate (pure) and herbs. Even some light smoky and woody tones. All in all a very nice combination.

Taste: Sherry, slightly sweet, spicy and some bitterness (all together very smoothly).

Finish: Medium long, and some wood tones (bitterness and tannins) also.

90/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Bpoujol
Color: copper.
First aroma reminiscent of Japanese whiskies. Rich and complex. Not very powerful, animal notes, precious wood. Yellow fruits in the background. An unusual sherry. Becomes classical after aerating, dry fruits.
Soft palate, dominated by wood but without astringency. Some fresh fruit. Sherry dominates but without crushing.
Long, moderately intense on the wood and dried fruits. No astringency.
A great success but lacks a little power.
89/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Corbuso
Colour: Gold-old gold.
Nose: Fruity, grassy, rich, slightly smoky, bold, with some cooked fruits from the orchards and some tangerine. Most pleasant.
Taste: Rich, very fruity, juicy, with a hint of salt, on mango, tangerine, orange, some light peat smoke and some cooked apples. The finish is medium, rich, juicy and fruity, with some peat smoke
Impression: A very good, satisfying and rich fruity whisky
89/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de TTN
Color: amber
Nose: Pleasant, rich and rather dry. I perceive prunes, raisins, blood orange .
Palate: balanced, sweet, creamy and complex. Alcohol is well controlled. Winey, the mouth has aromas of leather, a mix of stewed fruit and nuts (hazelnut, pistachio). Faithful to the nose, mouth extends over the blood orange.
Final: good persistence. The mouth becomes dry with lovely notes of cocoa, coriander and nutmeg.
Overall impression: A very nice digestive.
89/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de NovA
Color: orange-brown

Nose:
nice, fresh and fruity sherry-nose; mint, old Patches / antiseptics, fresh tea leafs, dusty cardboard, a waxy note, some citrus, raisins, juicy plum, pineapple, mild coffee notes, chocolate, some vanilla, a hint of smoke, very little wood, i like the minty freshens very much!
with water:
even fresher with more citrus, English winegum (very fruity), more apple

Taste/Palate:
dusty, plaster/gypsum, green apple, plum butter, again mint, tobacco, some wood, herbs, little bitterness, very enjoyable
With water:
stays the same, but gets more mild

Finish:
long, fruity, citrus, less wood than on the palate and a little bit dry
with water:
less strong and complex

Overall:
Better without water, complex and very enjoyable nose, pleasant palate/taste -overall a very nice whisky

89/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Savoureur
appearance: reddish gold
nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, furniture wax, dried fruits (nuts), dark cocoa powder, fresh mint, native fruits (yellow plums) and exotic fruits (mango) in the background, light woody dryness that counterbalances the rest of the very soft profile
taste: low to medium intensity (growing up during taste) profile on the same flavors as the nose but the oak is more present to give a half soft half dry profile with a slight bitterness
finish: medium

89/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Jean-Michel
Colour: Chestnut.
Nose: How nice this is! Lots of dried and diced exotic fruits (mainly pineapple and mangoes) mingle with fragrant precious wood aromas. Probably rather little alcohol (46%?), but shows more muscles after a while, with some burnt wood, and perhaps some discreet struck matches. Let’s hope the mouth won’t be too oaky...
Mouth: Chewy and tasty. Granted: it is oakier than the nose, with more soft spices and a slight astringency that vanishes given time. The fruitiness remains, with perhaps a little chestnut honey, but the winey side of the sherry is getting more obvious, with a growing dryness from what could be an Oloroso cask.
Finish: Of medium length, with a very pleasant return of the exotic fruits.
Comment: A luscious nose, and a slightly drier mouth. A very pleasant malt that sends me back to recent releases from Macduff and Glen Scotia.

89/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de ALouis
Color: Amber
Nose: nice sherry notes, on dried fruit, vinous notes and spices.
A little orange, chocolate, tobacco and earthy notes.
Mouth: The sherry is also present, on the fig, cinnamon, coconut, some fresh fruit, bitter chocolate.
Finish: Long on a sherry fruitiness, slight astringency in the finish but not dominant.
88/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Jbrice
Nose: apricot jam and flowers, I was strongly reminiscent of a Sauternes or a soft Jurançon initially. Then a Cognac or Armagnac. Prunes and baked apples. The nose is original. I really like.
A few nuts and cocoa after a long aeration. With red fruit too.
Influence of sherry or a special finish? Proves after a long aeration.
Palate: The palate is soft, it follows the nose with a good sensation of wet wood
Finish: long on a fruity acidity and a slight return on the nose tipped
88/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Canis_Lupus
Colour: Old gold.
Nose: nose first on a fruit and spice mixes, beautiful notes of tart fruit vinegar, a little sherry vinegar also. Brandy, fruit in alcohol (raspberries, blackberries). On a background of Genoese pastry, or even "financier", it actually smells a little almond. Great length and constant power, never weakening.
Water aligns the nose but even more it loses in accuracy and'' bite''.
Taste: There is very clearly the fruit and spice mixture. Changes in the mouth following the same program as the nose, almost a copy / paste. Beautiful texture, neither too fat nor too watery. We would have preferred a little more expressiveness. Slightly peppery.
The water completely destroys the mouth.
Final: In the wake of the mouth, then starts slightly gaining some momentum. Actually quite long and warm.
Here too, the water is very detrimental to the final.

Comment: Very nice and tasty, complexity and a beautiful expression. Does not like water
87/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Jean-Michel
Colour: Red copper.

Nose: Most appealing. One of these old Bourbon casks where the wood gave a lot and where fruits, spices and warm wood shavings provide us with a very sexy performance, though not very complex. High end fruit jellies (let’s make it quince and greengage). Dried apricot (or nectar from the same fruit). Colour pencil shavings. Carpentry workshop with its smells of furniture polish, varnishes, and cellulosic glues. It’s laying it on with a trowel, but I like it.
Mouth: Less rich than the nose, but very well balanced. You can drink it in gulps : it won’t burn your palate thanks of the nice alcohol integration (47%?) . The mouth feeling is great. Sure, you shouldn’t be allergic to spices from the wood (cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom…) and one can regret a lack of diversity in the aromas, but it really goes down your throat like a charm.
Finish: Bold and sweet, it drives you to happiness like a honey sweet.

Comment: I know lots of people who can’t bear this kind of sexy malts were the cask does most of the job. As far as I’m concerned, it’s gladly that I let myself be tricked by these profiles, even if a bit more complexity would have been welcomed here on the mouth.
87/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Applecross
Nose: first impression: wet cellar, moldy, old, a bit herbal; fruits in alcohol; later with a hint of honey and violets; very little alcohol in the nose; a nice discovery
Palate:nuts, a trace of dark cacao, Sherry, nice harmony between bitter and sweet notes
Finish:the first sip disappears quite quick, the second stays longer, dry finish with a stress on the bitter notes

Remarks:
A nice one, which I would buy

87/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Wiski
Color: Deep amber.

Nose: Caramel, licorice. Brioche, toasted malt. The nose is very focused on the nuts (hazelnuts, dates, figs). Slightly tannic. Ginger and cinnamon are present. Develops aromas of burnt fruit, raisins, dark chocolate, roasted cocoa, bitter orange, molasses. Dense. It remains quite cool though, on menthol. Woody.

Palate: Very smooth, a little on the bitter black coffee, cocoa and nuts. Lacks a bit of youth to the character, but suddenly it is still flattering. Final a little bitter on old wood, and sweet spices.

87/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Piazzolla
Nose: beautiful beguiling nose even if difficult to dissect. Varnish, wall fruits, nuts. I love. Undeniably an Armagnac side.
Mouth: beautiful silky texture, a little too gentle but found the nose with ripe fruit, nuts.
Finish: rather long though few evolutive and laid.
Conclusion: A beautiful and good malt that could pass for a nice Armagnac! Very nice balance and aromas quite enjoyable even if frustrating because it is difficult to analyze.
87/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Alexandre
The nose of a contradictory sensation liqueur-scented, sweet, dense and stakeholders (strawberry, plum, cherry) but also fresh and tender vegetable at a time. Rather difficult to define, the nose also shows a little salt, honey and spices. With aeration, appear heady flowers and leaves of cigar.

The palate is about coffee and ripe fruit (prunes). Maquant power and expressiveness, that mouth and then turns sweet spices, with a little flavor farmers. Aeration makes little progress, if not the appearance of a little nutty.

The final medium length, very fruity. It has yellow fruits (banana), and also red fruit liqueur (wild sloes).

In conclusion, a good whisky, with a mouth a little behind. Damage.


86/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Dede
Color: Amber

Nose: Yum, a beautiful and delicate sherry, with polish, orange juice and apricot, almond paste, all very well blended. Animal as something like the Viandox and a je ne sais quoi of floral (rose water?) And fresh (eucalyptus).

Palate: Fresh, lively and powerful. The wood is more present but this does not stifle the rest. The tangy scent of orange blends with nutmeg and a well dosed tannic bitterness that turns cocoa. Alcohol remains however too far. Adding water did not improve it.

Finish: Medium length, it has a slight astringency due to tannins, without departing from a hint of citrus. The bitterness of the wood becomes dominant, however.

Conclusion: The nose is very friendly, the mouth, although pleasant, remains below in terms of complexity and balance.
85/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Mapi
Colour: light amber with gold highlights
The nose is firmly on the leather and salted butter caramel. It is full of roundness with a side tarte Tatin, pepper and toasted sensations.
The mouth is round and soft with aromas of toasted almonds and dried fruit to date. The structure is modest.
The finish remains with notes of caramel and dried fruit. It is rather short, without bitterness and with a retro-olfaction on the freshly roasted coffee.


Too bad the lack of relief in the mouth comes a little temper tasting
85/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Jbrice
Nose: prunes, figs, sandalwood, vanilla, red fruit, floral side. A very pleasant "old Armagnac" side. A nose is melted. I think if I did not know it was whisky, I could be have guessed a wrong spirits in first!

Mouth in the continuity of the nose. Slightly watery.

Final: relatively long with a slight bitterness recalling the floral side of the nose.

Review: I will go on a whisky from Speyside aged in first fill Sherry, moderately old (around 20 years), not reduced. I like this kind of whisky, and the only complaint I can make him is a lack of power and a mouth inferior to the nose. The nose is great.
85/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Dagde
Nose: Caramel pudding, licorice, a little cocoa. The fruit is almost absent, but intermittently, it has strawberry jam. The opening brings a little egg, royal jelly and a hint of coconut. Prolonged opening makes it fused with a vegetal gain and red fruit jam. A varied nose.

Taste: Not very dense with royal jelly (immediate), dark chocolate and a few raspberries (not really present). Then comes the nuts. It has an almost watery feeling happily balanced well rounded notes. These are relayed by the woody / spicy

Finale: Chocolate briefly then awood emancipating quickly. It has hints of nuts aftertaste. This is still well short (gluttony level).

Comment: A nice whisky getting a little force with sherry notes while at the background round notes (including a magnificent royal jelly) give some body to a dram too watery in the mouth and loses interest as and its progression in the mouth. In the end, some complexity, notes of royal jelly but a pleasant sensation unflattering mouth (texture) and low end.
85/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Arno
Nose: a delicious sherry, dried fruit with spice, oak, cork, leather, salt ... Scents that 'bite' out the nose, then the heavier notes of paraffin, almond, mint and dark chocolate. A little burnt caramel connects together.
Mouth attack on a hint of smoke, intense woody. Then there are the variations of sherry in / both sweet and salty, spicy and fruity round. The ending is a little sulfur
Conclusion: This is good stuff, the alcohol is well integrated. The set is not the greatest accuracy, but it's nice
85/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Mars
Nose: Fat and fresh. Menthol, light sherry, nuts.

Palate: Walnuts, fat, aqueous.

Final: Many menthol, light sherry, nuts.

Comments: Nice to drink but light and not complex. Nice combination of menthol and sherry, it's rare enough to mention it.

85/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Dagde
Color: Amber
Nose: measured sherry. Dark chocolate, fig chutney, wild strawberry and a hint of curry. There is also, after aeration, a real minty freshness balanced by a fruity little spice and a some nuts. Well built.
Taste: The texture is quite watery with slight chocolate barley and a jumble of red fruits with a dominant-strawberry -.
Final: Lacks a little peach. Cereal with a hint of berries. The spicy bitterness appears.

Conclusion: A nose that really puts quite varied appetite. The result is less flattering with a mouth that falls on barley and a final average that moves away gradually from the fruity character. quite a honest whisky .
84/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Amor57
The nose opens with prune, wood and fresh anise. I also found a burned tire distance. Over time the tar replaces the tire, along with mineral and smoky. The prune and persists nicely emphasizes the resin, black currant. The mouth is initially marked on the forest, green fruits (unripe), apple cider, licorice and a hint of banana. The beginning of the final mineral is strongly and quickly replaced by woody, licorice and plum. Average length.
A pleasant whisky, not very original or deep.

83/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Jolie_Grenouille
Color: Light Mahogany
Nose : Moka, dried fruits, feeling the influence of the sherry. Become sweeter with aeration, with lovely notes of marzipan, nougat. The alcohol is well integrated.
Palate: Dry Fruits, moka, marzipan. A mouth very sweet at first but a slight bitterness comes now. Alcohol is still quite light.
Medium to long finish with always this light bitterness.
82/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Malt1972
Colour: amber
Nosing: Vanilla bourbon style, toffee
Tasting: sweet and juicy, fresh oak, nutty
Finish: sweet but short

82/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Kundalini
Very dry at the beginning, dark cacao, little chili catch, short finish, dry sherry notes
82/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Arno
Nose : straight on the sawdust and wood chips. So very acidic, with a clear impression of wine vinegar. Note of young fruit, and may be a bit of licorice (associated with the young wood). Aeration more than an hour does not help very well. The addition of water gives a more balanced nose, dividing it into citrus, but with hints of synthetic cleaning products for leather.
Palate: acid at first, with diluted flavors, goes on a very bitter malt, a bitter young wood. A little fruit (citrus). Hot & spicy pepper. A hint of sweet smoke in the extension of pepper. Powerful enough, but not very pleasant. The water helps to balance the whole - though there still is pungent wood - all that remains mundane.
Finale: Smoke & soft leather. Long anyway.
Conclusion: Not my cup of tea. The barrel killed the malt . Unfortunately.
77/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Bishlouk
Color: Dark copper.

Nose: First a strong sherry presence during several seconds, then it quickly fades. Then red apple peeling, orange with cloves. Turpentine. After several minutes, burned fudge and coffee marc. Very interesting nose, especially after several minutes of airing. Unfortunately, all those scents are gone after 1/2 an hour.

Mouth: Water ? Very weak taste, no big deal happens. Feint turpentine taste. Very disappointing after such a promising nose.

Finish: Turpentine in the throat, pepper in the cheeks. A mint freshness then stays quite long in the mouth.

Verdict: The nose was very promising. Unfortunately the mouth and the finish do not follow. Quite disappointing.

77/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deJmputz
Color: Mahogany
The nose is pleasantly marked by toast, gingerbread, cashew nuts, beer, great finesse. A nose of a rare delicacy. No aggression of any kind. This nose is only fun and does not need to be complex to be extraordinary.
The fineness guessed at the first nosing characterizes the first impressions in mouth. A lovely complex bitterness gives an extraordinary relief to the palate. The bitter notes range from slight bitterness of the cashews to something far more bitter, unripe walnuts, which fade and then come charging back. As much finesse and nuances around a single theme (the bitterness) is truly remarkable. Simplicity and complexity are here excel household. I drank very few whiskies with this classic and atypical profile at a time.
The finish is endless. Pleasant notes of cashew nuts with a hint of mocha persist for many minutes. Here, too, balance and finesse.
93/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deRoblanza
color: amber
nose: dark wood, pale sherry, grandma's furniture, heavy sherry, blackberries and chocolat brownies
taste: smooth sweet entrance, also flavours of coffee and waxy notes, full dryish, flavour of raisins and antique furniture, sweet bitter finish with nuts like almond and dark forest fruits
93/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire dePiazzolla
Nose: Lovely nose we'd like to meet more often. Very complex and enjoyable. A nice balance between ripe fruit and hints of dried fruit (sherry was probably ex). Reminds me of Bowmore Bicentenary without smoke. Subtle notes of varnish as a backdrop. Gourmand. A touch of burnt wood and iodine also aeration.
Palate: delicate and evolving. First of ripe fruits and dry fruits later on (especially dates). Mid-palate of the beer before sliding into notes of almost burned tartin tart.
Moderately long finish that is a bit frustrating!

Conclusion A very nice old malt (probably). To be enjoyed quietly by the fireside. Lack a little "je ne sais quoi" to be outstanding.
92/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deSavoureur
appearance: reddish gold
nose: medium intensity, very well integrated alcohol, furniture wax, stewed fruit, nuts (walnuts, almonds), red berries, mangoes, very gently, reminds me of a beautiful profile from refill sherry cask
taste: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, dominated by a well controlled dryness and soft spices, fruits are present but remain in the background and balance the whole, a whisky that takes enormous benefit from breathing in the half full sample (10 days of difference between my first and second tasting, at the first tasting the spices were much more present and the whisky was less balanced)
finish: medium to long
Conclusion:
A very nice whisky with a very different nose and taste but both are on a very high level
92/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deJmputz
Color: Mahogany
This is immediately a nose I like. Balance, good complexity, devoid of any aggression. Hints of chocolate and plum jam, beautiful presence of sherry and very light wood. On sen though he lived in a barrel in recent years, but the wood has not been able to dominate this pretty nose.
The mouth has a very similar profile of the nose, with the same feelings. A little less cocoa on the nose, but a little more plum jam, always close to perfect balance while developing a nice complexity. The sherry is of course very far with its procession of dried fruit.
A long spicy finish completes the package.
91/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deWhiskywardrobe
“Looks quite quite old. Maybe well over 30 years old with lovely notes of ancient oak on its foundation”
This dram has a mahogany-like color.

Nose (91): (5)more than average. honey, nuts, citrus, dates, spices, oranges. Maybe 30 years old?

Taste (92): powerful. honey, wood, spices, nuts, leather, dust. Old stuff indeed...

Finish (91): (5)longer than average. dust, wood, spices.

91/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deJeep
Nose: Nice fruity, very greedy and intense on exotic fruits: pineapple and passion fruit in firsst. A slight hint of spice, a bit of dust old newspaper. With aeration, it is greedy. Woody with delicacy and this fruitiness (apricots join exotic fruit)! Also a lot of cocoa and a little blond tobacco.
Taste: Very fine. Still fruit: more on apricot jam this time. However the exotic side is still present. There is also the woody nose but are also a presence of leather, tobacco, a hint of chocolate and a little wax. Complex palate, like the nose, but lacks a bit of consistency.
Finish: Very long. Slightly dry on all these fruits and old polished wood.
Comment: Really a very nice whisky. Surely relatively old, he still kept a great freshness. Only downside, a little tinny mouth. 91 +
91/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deMars
Nose: Spices (pepper, paprika), dried tomatoes, exotic fruits. Gaining fruity with aeration.
Taste: Very fruity but falls a little too fast, sweet spices. With aeration, the spices are becoming more aggressive.
Final: Fruity and spicy exotic (sweet spice). Long finish except after aeration.

Comments: Very special in its kind but very good and the spices are a great addition. Doesn't like air!
90/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deRX21
Color: Amber
Nose: Precious wood, leather, exotic fruits, flowers
Mouth: Apricot, passon fruits, milked chocolate, hint of blackcurrants, cedar
90/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deSamhain
Colour: almost light brown

Nose: It starts with notes of cacao followed by dark wood, dry plums and a hint of blackberries.

Mouth: A wonderful mixture of dry fruits (dates, plums, etc.) and cacao is touched by some minty notes. Then dark wood, leather and cinnamon round up this very complex taste.
It finishes warm, long and spicy.

90/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deJean-Marc
Nose: beautiful, delicious, ripe fruit, candy, candied orange, mango, strawberry syrup, banana flambe

Mouth also ripe fruit (see nose), notes of chocolate and hazelnut butter. Lacks a bit of punch.

Finale: ... too short on the ripe fruit for my taste!

90/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deSinglemalt71
Nose: Lovely aromas of fruit tones, sherry, chocolate (pure) and herbs. Even some light smoky and woody tones. All in all a very nice combination.

Taste: Sherry, slightly sweet, spicy and some bitterness (all together very smoothly).

Finish: Medium long, and some wood tones (bitterness and tannins) also.

90/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deBpoujol
Color: copper.
First aroma reminiscent of Japanese whiskies. Rich and complex. Not very powerful, animal notes, precious wood. Yellow fruits in the background. An unusual sherry. Becomes classical after aerating, dry fruits.
Soft palate, dominated by wood but without astringency. Some fresh fruit. Sherry dominates but without crushing.
Long, moderately intense on the wood and dried fruits. No astringency.
A great success but lacks a little power.
89/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deCorbuso
Colour: Gold-old gold.
Nose: Fruity, grassy, rich, slightly smoky, bold, with some cooked fruits from the orchards and some tangerine. Most pleasant.
Taste: Rich, very fruity, juicy, with a hint of salt, on mango, tangerine, orange, some light peat smoke and some cooked apples. The finish is medium, rich, juicy and fruity, with some peat smoke
Impression: A very good, satisfying and rich fruity whisky
89/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deTTN
Color: amber
Nose: Pleasant, rich and rather dry. I perceive prunes, raisins, blood orange .
Palate: balanced, sweet, creamy and complex. Alcohol is well controlled. Winey, the mouth has aromas of leather, a mix of stewed fruit and nuts (hazelnut, pistachio). Faithful to the nose, mouth extends over the blood orange.
Final: good persistence. The mouth becomes dry with lovely notes of cocoa, coriander and nutmeg.
Overall impression: A very nice digestive.
89/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deNovA
Color: orange-brown

Nose:
nice, fresh and fruity sherry-nose; mint, old Patches / antiseptics, fresh tea leafs, dusty cardboard, a waxy note, some citrus, raisins, juicy plum, pineapple, mild coffee notes, chocolate, some vanilla, a hint of smoke, very little wood, i like the minty freshens very much!
with water:
even fresher with more citrus, English winegum (very fruity), more apple

Taste/Palate:
dusty, plaster/gypsum, green apple, plum butter, again mint, tobacco, some wood, herbs, little bitterness, very enjoyable
With water:
stays the same, but gets more mild

Finish:
long, fruity, citrus, less wood than on the palate and a little bit dry
with water:
less strong and complex

Overall:
Better without water, complex and very enjoyable nose, pleasant palate/taste -overall a very nice whisky

89/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deSavoureur
appearance: reddish gold
nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, furniture wax, dried fruits (nuts), dark cocoa powder, fresh mint, native fruits (yellow plums) and exotic fruits (mango) in the background, light woody dryness that counterbalances the rest of the very soft profile
taste: low to medium intensity (growing up during taste) profile on the same flavors as the nose but the oak is more present to give a half soft half dry profile with a slight bitterness
finish: medium

89/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deJean-Michel
Colour: Chestnut.
Nose: How nice this is! Lots of dried and diced exotic fruits (mainly pineapple and mangoes) mingle with fragrant precious wood aromas. Probably rather little alcohol (46%?), but shows more muscles after a while, with some burnt wood, and perhaps some discreet struck matches. Let’s hope the mouth won’t be too oaky...
Mouth: Chewy and tasty. Granted: it is oakier than the nose, with more soft spices and a slight astringency that vanishes given time. The fruitiness remains, with perhaps a little chestnut honey, but the winey side of the sherry is getting more obvious, with a growing dryness from what could be an Oloroso cask.
Finish: Of medium length, with a very pleasant return of the exotic fruits.
Comment: A luscious nose, and a slightly drier mouth. A very pleasant malt that sends me back to recent releases from Macduff and Glen Scotia.

89/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deALouis
Color: Amber
Nose: nice sherry notes, on dried fruit, vinous notes and spices.
A little orange, chocolate, tobacco and earthy notes.
Mouth: The sherry is also present, on the fig, cinnamon, coconut, some fresh fruit, bitter chocolate.
Finish: Long on a sherry fruitiness, slight astringency in the finish but not dominant.
88/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deJbrice
Nose: apricot jam and flowers, I was strongly reminiscent of a Sauternes or a soft Jurançon initially. Then a Cognac or Armagnac. Prunes and baked apples. The nose is original. I really like.
A few nuts and cocoa after a long aeration. With red fruit too.
Influence of sherry or a special finish? Proves after a long aeration.
Palate: The palate is soft, it follows the nose with a good sensation of wet wood
Finish: long on a fruity acidity and a slight return on the nose tipped
88/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deCanis_Lupus
Colour: Old gold.
Nose: nose first on a fruit and spice mixes, beautiful notes of tart fruit vinegar, a little sherry vinegar also. Brandy, fruit in alcohol (raspberries, blackberries). On a background of Genoese pastry, or even "financier", it actually smells a little almond. Great length and constant power, never weakening.
Water aligns the nose but even more it loses in accuracy and'' bite''.
Taste: There is very clearly the fruit and spice mixture. Changes in the mouth following the same program as the nose, almost a copy / paste. Beautiful texture, neither too fat nor too watery. We would have preferred a little more expressiveness. Slightly peppery.
The water completely destroys the mouth.
Final: In the wake of the mouth, then starts slightly gaining some momentum. Actually quite long and warm.
Here too, the water is very detrimental to the final.

Comment: Very nice and tasty, complexity and a beautiful expression. Does not like water
87/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deJean-Michel
Colour: Red copper.

Nose: Most appealing. One of these old Bourbon casks where the wood gave a lot and where fruits, spices and warm wood shavings provide us with a very sexy performance, though not very complex. High end fruit jellies (let’s make it quince and greengage). Dried apricot (or nectar from the same fruit). Colour pencil shavings. Carpentry workshop with its smells of furniture polish, varnishes, and cellulosic glues. It’s laying it on with a trowel, but I like it.
Mouth: Less rich than the nose, but very well balanced. You can drink it in gulps : it won’t burn your palate thanks of the nice alcohol integration (47%?) . The mouth feeling is great. Sure, you shouldn’t be allergic to spices from the wood (cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom…) and one can regret a lack of diversity in the aromas, but it really goes down your throat like a charm.
Finish: Bold and sweet, it drives you to happiness like a honey sweet.

Comment: I know lots of people who can’t bear this kind of sexy malts were the cask does most of the job. As far as I’m concerned, it’s gladly that I let myself be tricked by these profiles, even if a bit more complexity would have been welcomed here on the mouth.
87/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deApplecross
Nose: first impression: wet cellar, moldy, old, a bit herbal; fruits in alcohol; later with a hint of honey and violets; very little alcohol in the nose; a nice discovery
Palate:nuts, a trace of dark cacao, Sherry, nice harmony between bitter and sweet notes
Finish:the first sip disappears quite quick, the second stays longer, dry finish with a stress on the bitter notes

Remarks:
A nice one, which I would buy

87/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deWiski
Color: Deep amber.

Nose: Caramel, licorice. Brioche, toasted malt. The nose is very focused on the nuts (hazelnuts, dates, figs). Slightly tannic. Ginger and cinnamon are present. Develops aromas of burnt fruit, raisins, dark chocolate, roasted cocoa, bitter orange, molasses. Dense. It remains quite cool though, on menthol. Woody.

Palate: Very smooth, a little on the bitter black coffee, cocoa and nuts. Lacks a bit of youth to the character, but suddenly it is still flattering. Final a little bitter on old wood, and sweet spices.

87/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire dePiazzolla
Nose: beautiful beguiling nose even if difficult to dissect. Varnish, wall fruits, nuts. I love. Undeniably an Armagnac side.
Mouth: beautiful silky texture, a little too gentle but found the nose with ripe fruit, nuts.
Finish: rather long though few evolutive and laid.
Conclusion: A beautiful and good malt that could pass for a nice Armagnac! Very nice balance and aromas quite enjoyable even if frustrating because it is difficult to analyze.
87/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deAlexandre
The nose of a contradictory sensation liqueur-scented, sweet, dense and stakeholders (strawberry, plum, cherry) but also fresh and tender vegetable at a time. Rather difficult to define, the nose also shows a little salt, honey and spices. With aeration, appear heady flowers and leaves of cigar.

The palate is about coffee and ripe fruit (prunes). Maquant power and expressiveness, that mouth and then turns sweet spices, with a little flavor farmers. Aeration makes little progress, if not the appearance of a little nutty.

The final medium length, very fruity. It has yellow fruits (banana), and also red fruit liqueur (wild sloes).

In conclusion, a good whisky, with a mouth a little behind. Damage.


86/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deDede
Color: Amber

Nose: Yum, a beautiful and delicate sherry, with polish, orange juice and apricot, almond paste, all very well blended. Animal as something like the Viandox and a je ne sais quoi of floral (rose water?) And fresh (eucalyptus).

Palate: Fresh, lively and powerful. The wood is more present but this does not stifle the rest. The tangy scent of orange blends with nutmeg and a well dosed tannic bitterness that turns cocoa. Alcohol remains however too far. Adding water did not improve it.

Finish: Medium length, it has a slight astringency due to tannins, without departing from a hint of citrus. The bitterness of the wood becomes dominant, however.

Conclusion: The nose is very friendly, the mouth, although pleasant, remains below in terms of complexity and balance.
85/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deMapi
Colour: light amber with gold highlights
The nose is firmly on the leather and salted butter caramel. It is full of roundness with a side tarte Tatin, pepper and toasted sensations.
The mouth is round and soft with aromas of toasted almonds and dried fruit to date. The structure is modest.
The finish remains with notes of caramel and dried fruit. It is rather short, without bitterness and with a retro-olfaction on the freshly roasted coffee.


Too bad the lack of relief in the mouth comes a little temper tasting
85/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deJbrice
Nose: prunes, figs, sandalwood, vanilla, red fruit, floral side. A very pleasant "old Armagnac" side. A nose is melted. I think if I did not know it was whisky, I could be have guessed a wrong spirits in first!

Mouth in the continuity of the nose. Slightly watery.

Final: relatively long with a slight bitterness recalling the floral side of the nose.

Review: I will go on a whisky from Speyside aged in first fill Sherry, moderately old (around 20 years), not reduced. I like this kind of whisky, and the only complaint I can make him is a lack of power and a mouth inferior to the nose. The nose is great.
85/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deDagde
Nose: Caramel pudding, licorice, a little cocoa. The fruit is almost absent, but intermittently, it has strawberry jam. The opening brings a little egg, royal jelly and a hint of coconut. Prolonged opening makes it fused with a vegetal gain and red fruit jam. A varied nose.

Taste: Not very dense with royal jelly (immediate), dark chocolate and a few raspberries (not really present). Then comes the nuts. It has an almost watery feeling happily balanced well rounded notes. These are relayed by the woody / spicy

Finale: Chocolate briefly then awood emancipating quickly. It has hints of nuts aftertaste. This is still well short (gluttony level).

Comment: A nice whisky getting a little force with sherry notes while at the background round notes (including a magnificent royal jelly) give some body to a dram too watery in the mouth and loses interest as and its progression in the mouth. In the end, some complexity, notes of royal jelly but a pleasant sensation unflattering mouth (texture) and low end.
85/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deArno
Nose: a delicious sherry, dried fruit with spice, oak, cork, leather, salt ... Scents that 'bite' out the nose, then the heavier notes of paraffin, almond, mint and dark chocolate. A little burnt caramel connects together.
Mouth attack on a hint of smoke, intense woody. Then there are the variations of sherry in / both sweet and salty, spicy and fruity round. The ending is a little sulfur
Conclusion: This is good stuff, the alcohol is well integrated. The set is not the greatest accuracy, but it's nice
85/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deMars
Nose: Fat and fresh. Menthol, light sherry, nuts.

Palate: Walnuts, fat, aqueous.

Final: Many menthol, light sherry, nuts.

Comments: Nice to drink but light and not complex. Nice combination of menthol and sherry, it's rare enough to mention it.

85/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deDagde
Color: Amber
Nose: measured sherry. Dark chocolate, fig chutney, wild strawberry and a hint of curry. There is also, after aeration, a real minty freshness balanced by a fruity little spice and a some nuts. Well built.
Taste: The texture is quite watery with slight chocolate barley and a jumble of red fruits with a dominant-strawberry -.
Final: Lacks a little peach. Cereal with a hint of berries. The spicy bitterness appears.

Conclusion: A nose that really puts quite varied appetite. The result is less flattering with a mouth that falls on barley and a final average that moves away gradually from the fruity character. quite a honest whisky .
84/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deAmor57
The nose opens with prune, wood and fresh anise. I also found a burned tire distance. Over time the tar replaces the tire, along with mineral and smoky. The prune and persists nicely emphasizes the resin, black currant. The mouth is initially marked on the forest, green fruits (unripe), apple cider, licorice and a hint of banana. The beginning of the final mineral is strongly and quickly replaced by woody, licorice and plum. Average length.
A pleasant whisky, not very original or deep.

83/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deJolie_Grenouille
Color: Light Mahogany
Nose : Moka, dried fruits, feeling the influence of the sherry. Become sweeter with aeration, with lovely notes of marzipan, nougat. The alcohol is well integrated.
Palate: Dry Fruits, moka, marzipan. A mouth very sweet at first but a slight bitterness comes now. Alcohol is still quite light.
Medium to long finish with always this light bitterness.
82/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deMalt1972
Colour: amber
Nosing: Vanilla bourbon style, toffee
Tasting: sweet and juicy, fresh oak, nutty
Finish: sweet but short

82/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deKundalini
Very dry at the beginning, dark cacao, little chili catch, short finish, dry sherry notes
82/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deArno
Nose : straight on the sawdust and wood chips. So very acidic, with a clear impression of wine vinegar. Note of young fruit, and may be a bit of licorice (associated with the young wood). Aeration more than an hour does not help very well. The addition of water gives a more balanced nose, dividing it into citrus, but with hints of synthetic cleaning products for leather.
Palate: acid at first, with diluted flavors, goes on a very bitter malt, a bitter young wood. A little fruit (citrus). Hot & spicy pepper. A hint of sweet smoke in the extension of pepper. Powerful enough, but not very pleasant. The water helps to balance the whole - though there still is pungent wood - all that remains mundane.
Finale: Smoke & soft leather. Long anyway.
Conclusion: Not my cup of tea. The barrel killed the malt . Unfortunately.
77/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire deBishlouk
Color: Dark copper.

Nose: First a strong sherry presence during several seconds, then it quickly fades. Then red apple peeling, orange with cloves. Turpentine. After several minutes, burned fudge and coffee marc. Very interesting nose, especially after several minutes of airing. Unfortunately, all those scents are gone after 1/2 an hour.

Mouth: Water ? Very weak taste, no big deal happens. Feint turpentine taste. Very disappointing after such a promising nose.

Finish: Turpentine in the throat, pepper in the cheeks. A mint freshness then stays quite long in the mouth.

Verdict: The nose was very promising. Unfortunately the mouth and the finish do not follow. Quite disappointing.

77/100

Bunnahabhain

1976, Sherry Hogshead

Collection
Angel's Choice
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
56,3 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask number
single cask 12005
Dates
Distil: 1976 Bottling: 01-2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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91/100
bunnahabhain 1976 Mosas
Personal Comment

Colour: Straw
A nose of remarkable freshness, both floral and fruity, ripe pear, banana, cut grass ... In short, the nose is very complex and beautifully balanced. No aggression and no negative influence of the wood.
The first impression in the mouth prolongs perfectly the nose. The freshness is there. All the balance and the complexity of the nose also. Rapidly evolving into the mouth on warmer notes , wax, a sweet mixture of ripe fruit, a very slight bitterness between the nut and gentian. Remarkable mouth.
The finish is warm and smooth. Very good length, the wonderful memory of the mouth continues for several minutes.
91/100


Bunnahabhain

1997, Refill sherry hogshead

Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
57,1 %
Bottler
Chester Whisky and Liqueur Company
Cask
Refill sherry hogshead
Dates
Distil: 1997 Bottling: 2913
Bottle
222 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength (peated)
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82/100
Bunnahabhain 16 Chester
Personal Comment
Color: Gold
First peat on the nose, but a pleasantly accompanied by some fruity (plum jam) peat and a hint of bitterness. However peat dominates quite clearly.
On the palate, this is a great introduction to the subject ... as far as one is fond of peat. It's not necessarily me. A mixture of typical notes of sherry and peaty ones form the bulk of this pleasant mouth, even if too much dominated by peat for my taste.
The finish is long and mainly marked by peat bitterness.
82/100

Bunnahabhain

1991, Bourbon Hogshead

Age
22 years
Alcohol percentage
48,3 %
Bottler
Chester Whisky & Liqueur Company
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Dates
Distil: 1991 Bottling: 2013
Bottle
153 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Bunnahabhain 16 Chester
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

Aged 40 years, Lonach

Age
40 years
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Dates
Distil: 1969 Bottling: 2010
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Bunnahabhain Lonach 40
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

Bunnahabhain 1973

Collection
Archives, Fishes of Samoa
Age
40 years
Alcohol percentage
50,6 %
Bottler
Whiskybase
Cask number
single cask 3463
Dates
Distil: 03-1973 Bottling: 04-2013
Bottle
36 of 156 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 90/100
Bunnahabhain 1972 Archives
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

1967

Age
43 years
Alcohol percentage
41,1 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 3315
Dates
Distil: 27/03/1967 Bottling: 06/2010
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88/100
Bunnahabhina 1967 MOS
Personal Comment
The nose presents a delicious complexity, allying floral and hay notes to fruity hints, discrete banana and a touch of vanilla. A very nice balance.
The palate is very oily and is characterised by the same balance as the nose was. More subtle than complex, the mouth develops notes where a very light bitterness mixes well to the malty smoothness.
The finish is rather long, still in the same tone as nose and mouth. Balance and subtlety.
A whisky who definitely must enjoy old Bunnahabhain lovers. The quality of this bottle reminds a bit the Auld Acquaintance which was distilled one year later, even if this is a bourbon while the Auld Acquaintance was a sherry matured whisky.
88/100

Bunnahabhain

1988

Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
49,8 %
Bottler
Berry Bros and Rudd
Cask number
single cask 4111
Dates
Distil: 1988 Bottling: 2013
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Bunnahabhain 1988 BBR
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

24 years

Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
47,2 %
Bottler
Adelphi
Dates
Distil: 1989 Bottling: 2014
Bottle
247 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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89/100
Bunnahabhain 24 Adelphi
Personal Comment
Color: Light gold
The nose has a slight tingling sensation due to alcohol. After some aeration, the tingling makes room to fresh floral notes and fairly balanced, although the complexity of the nose is quite limited.
After a first impression of alcohol on the palate, this whisky is rapidly changing to beautiful slightly bitter notes (cashews) and has a complexity that was not announced by the nose. This whisky is very nice and perfectly balanced, even if alcohol is relatively poorly mastered.
The finish is long and grows on the same beautiful nutty notes already well appreciated in the mouth.
89/100

Bunnahabhain: samples

Bunnahabhain

Heavily peated 1997 tasting sample

Age
8 years
Alcohol percentage
59,1 %
Bottler
Signatory
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength (tasting sample for whisky live Belgium)
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79/100
Bunnahabhain heavily peated
Personal Comment
At the first nosing (and nothing changes in subsequent nosings...): peat and peat. Certainly not unpleasant but really dominant. Apart from a little smoke, it is very difficult to detect anything else but may be very remote hints of meat or leather.
In the palate, the foreground is shared between peat and notes which are both slightly bitter and slightly acid. But peat remains heavily present.
The finish is warm and long, and still this peat. For the unconditional peat freaks, this must be quite an interesting experience. But only for peat freaks.
79/100

Bunnahabhain

Bourbon Hogshead 1980

Age
31 years
Alcohol percentage
46,8 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 12018
Dates
Distil: 04-1980 Bottling: 06-2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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90/100
Personal Comment
Colour: Old gold
Nose first rather discrete with subtle notes of dried fruit, hazelnut. The nose is growing slowly to reveal the orange peel. Some distant hints of smoke. Finally nice citrus notes come and complete the picture which shows clearly complexity while remaining very balanced.
First, very fresh, citrus notes come first, followed by slightly bitter pretty notes of cashew and then smoke. very discreet The flavors appear in reverse order of the nose, but everything is there.
Here too subtlety, complexity and balance. We might have liked one or two more degrees of alcohol, but it's great like that.
The finish is relatively short and prolongs perfectly the nose and mouth. The same characteristics, subtle complexity and balance.
90/100

Bunnahabhain

Toiteach

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Official
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84/100
Bunnahabhain Toiteach
Personal Comment
Quite a typical peaty nose where some typical farmy smells are not far away. Wet hay, cereals and peat. This is the major part of the quite nice smells characterizing this whisky. The pear remains present in the mouth, very smooth with however a touch of bitterness on the background. And here again, peat is dominating. A pleasant mouth, even if it is quite different from other Islay whiskies. Different form the peated whiskies fron Islay and different from the Bunnahabhains... Fruity hints seem to appear behind the peat. Not so much smoke traces. The finish is quite interesting, still on the same peaty notes. It is rather long and prolongs the pleasure of the mouth still without any aggressiveness.
84/100

Bunnahabhain

XVIII (46,3%)

Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
46,3 %
Bottler
Official
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WDTS2011-02 85/100
Bunnahabhain 18 463
Personal Comment

Color: Amber
The nose presents an interesting mix of fruity, spicy, slightly woody notes, sherry and unfortunately also some hints of yeast. The set is still very pleasant and the great diversity of odours gives it a nice complexity.
The mouth is very expressive, with these mixtures of sherry, nutty tastes and persistent presence of sherry. The spices are very present. Passages between a subtle fruity acidity and a slight woody bitterness keep the senses and give your mouth the same complexity as that already found in the nose.
The finish is long and slightly dry prolonging perfectly the mouth and sherry notes mixed with a kind of colorful bitterness that characterized the mouth remain present for some time.
86/100

Comment by Joseph
Nose: Bakery, caramel.
Palate: Oily, fruity (apricot), alcohol is strong.
Finish: Long.
Alcohol is a little bit too strong. Look like a cask strength.
83/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Pompix
On the nose, undoubtly, we are dealing here a nice sherry, relatively complex. It reveals aromas of mocha, chocolate, nougat, praline, rancio, bitter orange, humus, resin ...
The mouth immediately starts on a nice touch of citrus (tangerine?) spoiled, perfectly melted with spicy notes, walnut and praline.
Slight bitterness on the final, long flavour, with a well-controlled power.

Very elegant sherry cask maturation, complex with a pleasant structure.
90/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by RX21
Nose: Basket of fruits, precious wood, vanilla
Mouth: Rosted Pineapple, vanilla, rum, soft spices, tobacco
Finale : medium, soft bitterness
90/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by PierreDH
Nose: A bit of exotic fruit with a hint of chocolate milk. Malty. All pretty wiped, nothing stands out. The scents are there but no click. Too bad.
Palate: Oily, sweet but slightly tangy nonetheless.
Finish: Long, full of subtlety, however. Exotic fruit, stealthy but pleasant. Brief freshness brought by flavors of licorice. Milk chocolate. Followed by the lingering bitterness and nuts. The whole is concluded with a sweetness impression quite nice.
89/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Mars
Nose: Tangerine, mocha, coffee, dark chocolate with orange, dust and wood. Alcool is agressive.

Taste: Sweet, melted, tangy, lemony, chocolate and mocha. Alcohol is a little too aggressive.

Finish: Long on the mocha, chocolate and marmalade.

After cooling, get amromas of cold/iced coffee.
88/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by GaxMalt31
Nose: Develops a fine sherry, with a good mastery of alcohol. Floral fragrances follow, all wrapped in a sweet marshmallows. Very nice complexity, good work of the barrel.
Taste: As tipped, alcohol is present, the attack is on the vegetal, herbaceous palate with a hint of thyme and pepper, somewhat surprising given the profile of the nose, sherry is much less present. With a little water, it just add a slight sweetness. Everything disappears pretty quickly, too bad that the mouth does not take longer in length.
88/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Jmputz
Color: Amber
The nose presents an interesting mix of fruity, spicy, slightly woody notes, sherry and unfortunately also some hints of yeast. The set is still very pleasant and the great diversity of odours gives it a nice complexity.
The mouth is very expressive, with these mixtures of sherry, nutty tastes and persistent presence of sherry. The spices are very present. Passages between a subtle fruity acidity and a slight woody bitterness keep the senses and give your mouth the same complexity as that already found in the nose.
The finish is long and slightly dry prolonging perfectly the mouth and sherry notes mixed with a kind of colorful bitterness that characterized the mouth remain present for some time.
86/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Bpoujol
Colour: amber.
The nose is smooth with notes of sherry. Dried fruits, wood, orange notes. Sherry is not too heavy.
The palate is light, wood is found. Slight bitterness. Some chocolate notes.
Pretty long finish, quite intense. More class than the mouth. Woody.
Very nice.
86/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by mapi
Color: Dark amber
Clean Sherry nose, clear, red fruit notes, lovely aromas of milk chocolate.
Balanced mouth on sherry, pleasant, milk chocolate comes bsck.
Correct end, medium length.
Well done and enjoyable whisky . The sherry is well controlled. However, I note a slight lack of complexity.

85/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Jean-Michel
Nose: Quite rich and appealing. Lovely sweet sherry of medium age. Fragrant tobacco. A hint of coconut. Roasted almond peels. Coffee schnaps. Chocolate flavoured sponge cake. Saint-Epvre (macaroon cake with coffee buttercream). Chestnut honey. And some alcohol to sustain the whole stuff (around 54%?).

Mouth: We play the same score. Even softer. More honey, with a nice, creamy mouthfeel. Quite some soft spices (a hint of smoke now), and even a flowery side.

Finish: More burnt wood now. Gets a tad drier. Comes back on bitter cocoa.

Comment: A nice middle aged refill-sherry Speyside malt? Rather archetypal but very good stuff.
85/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Dadamien
Nose: young soft sherry, fresh. Chocolate, coffee, some fruits. With a long time, it becomes very fruity, pinappel, peach, tropical.
The mouth is too soft, acid drop, fruits, bitter, ginger, spicy.
The final is slightly acid, fruits, a vegetal touch, bitter with hint of honey.
84/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by PatGVA
N: sea wind, sour cream, no specific complex
B: simple clean accurate, balanced, schnapps
F: long, schnapps is not much to say
85/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Talisker84
Color: Amber with copper highlights

Nose: Very fruity, fresh, exotic, pineapple, ripe mango. Also somehow nutty. Spices, cinnamon, cloves ... Hints of mountain honey ...

Taste: Fresh, sweet, smooth. Less complex than the nose I think. On the tatin apple, caramel or burnt sugar.
Cooked fruits like apples caramelized in the oven. A slight honeyed caramel candy in fact ... Very easy drinkable!

Final: Rather short, still on the caramel for me ...
84/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Alexandre
The nose opens with scents of well balanced oak sherry trend, and subtle floral notes. After some time in the glass, notes of yellow fruit (peach) precede the dominant sherry. Then the chocolate and hazelnut flavors appear before a touch of vanilla, especially noticeable after aeration. Coffee is also detected at this time. Everything is well balanced and mild.

The mouth is concentrated, but still quite powerful. It is dominated by chocolate and oilseeds flavors. Aeration allows the mouth to sharpen. Then red fruit (cherry) and a bit of prunes appear. In the finish, lemon, at first very discreet, comes more and more as aeration goes. Too bad that the mouth does not develop completely, however.

The final is on sherry and wood. Of medium length, wax, marzipan, praline and spice also appear.

In conclusion, a very decent whisky, suffering no deffect, but that does not really have a strong point neither.
84/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Savoureur
Appearance: red gold to pale amber, wide legs that flow slowly
Nose: low intensity, well-integrated alcohol, fresh vegetables, sweet spices, half ripe fruit, nuts, slightly burnt caramel, maple syrup
Taste: flavors as on the nose but more intense, highly drinkable, I like the mouth more as the nose
Finish: short to medium
With water: no change on the nose, drier on the palate, I prefer without water
Conclusion: A real pleasure whisky
84/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Sebou007
Color : Bronze

Nose : We start with prune, carrot soup and a vegetably kind of nose. It smells like sherry, no doubt. I detect some peat (very subtil ?). Varnish. After a few minutes, nice evolution toward perfume, red berries and some dry apricot. Very nice ! It's smooth and subtil...

Mouth : A mix of prune, carrot soup and varnish. Compared with the nose, it starts off kind of disappointing. Very well integrated alcohol. After a few minutes, we find our perfume and dry apricot (a lot) back.

Finale : Long, warming, on the apricot and a little wood (not much).

Conclusion : A very fine whisky, which seemed closed-up at first but evolved very well towards beautiful fruity notes (apricot mainly)
83/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Piazzolla
NOSE: a dry sherry, a hint of smoke, sherry vinegar, not my favourite kind of whiskies. A little spicy if you insist.
Mouth: rather smooth, sweet and the influence of sherry rrows with a rather bitter and toasty notes whicha are too dominant. More interesting than the nose but still not my kind of whisky. Significantly better after at least 30 minutes of aeration: very sweet, a little on the sweet honey even if the finish has a burnt still bothers me. A slight exoticism but too much grilled notes / sherry for me.
FINAL: medium in phase with the mouth.
Probably will appeal to lovers of dry sherry, even if it does not seem to me remarkable so far.
83/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by ALouis
Color: Amber
Nose: Starts on a spicy bouquet, pepper, cinnamon and 4 spices and dates and notes of barley water.
Some notes of sulfur which decrease with aeration or the addition of water, which makes the nose more balanced.
Taste: Not very defined and fairly marked by alcohol.
It has sweet notes of honey and cereal and then moves on pepper.
The added water improves it by reducing alcohol and developing the flavors listed above.
Long finish on sherry, nuts and chocolate.
83/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Dede
Color: Caramel golden

Nose: The first nose is light, not very expressive but pleasant. Some new rubber, the sweetness of barley sugar, a dash of soap (the real one, with olive oil). Bit complex, but the whole is better than the notes suggest. Aeration reveals pretty sour notes. A few days later, the fruity side becomes more powerful, with pear beginning to be overripe. The rubber is gone. The whole is much more expressive.

Palate: The attack is watery, but the middle is gaining fast momentum. A very slight smoke appears to be present, and the new rubber and a pronounced bitterness that seems artificial too. Some spice mid-palate (nutmeg) and a drug issue too (aspirin). At the second tasting, fruity and tart were done well represented.

Finale: Short and not very intense, just a slight bitterness left.

Conclusion: A decent malt, pleasantly cool.
82/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Color: Teak.
Nose: ointment sensation at the first nose, fatty impression. Alcohol of rose. Woody. Crusts of stale and overcooked bread. One manages to feel fruity notes, notes of leather, coffee, but all this is ruined by a persistent pungent note, a little carton, matches wood.
However, after a few minutes, unpleasant notes fade a bit without however disappearing and leave floral notes express themselves a little more.
Adding water harmonizes the nose and balances it significantly.
Palate: The palate is relatively in the continuity of the nose, somewhat out of balance.
The water drowns the mouth from the very first drops, virtually nothingr emains.
Final: The final is in the extension of the nose and leaves a pungent unpleasant woody and bitter.
Water soothes and harmonizes the final, but without a miracle. A good length though.

Commentary: Lack of harmony, notes quite unpleasant, lack of expressiveness in the mouth. Difficult to find qualities.
Water helps move.
78/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Blackmalt
Coulour: Amber
The nose is very soft and discreet. It begins with very slight scent of honey. Then evolves into peach .. No, on the peach syrup diluted with water. Pffff ... It takes really time to open, or is all said already? Oh yes. This fruitiness evolves on cereals and this takes it over now.

Fresh, bubbly woody. A lack of character and richness little noticeable.

Final too short. On cereal and woody tones.

Comment: Really discreet too! the aromas of the nose is much too refined to me. The mouth is almost absent, same for the final.
75/100

Bunnahabhain

Best Casks of Scotland 1997 peat

Collection
Best casks of Scotland
Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
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84/100
Personal Comment
A smooth smell of oily peat and smoke together with remote hints of citrus fruit characterise this very pleasant nose.
In the palate, peat seems to get dryer and citrus fruit more acid. Nice complexity created by the contrast of this fresh acidity ant this rustic peat.
The finish is rather long and mainly marked by memories of peat.
A peated whisky with a rare elegance, perfectly mixing rusticity and refinement.
84/100

Bunnahabhain

The Ultimate single malt collection 1997, Heavily peated

Collection
The Ultimate Single Malt selection
Age
11 years
Alcohol percentage
54,5 %
Bottler
The Ultimate Whisky Company
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84/100
Personal Comment
A very nice smoky nose. Peat of course, but also d kind of refinement behind this veil of smoke and this cold ash. A touch of fruit? Anyway no aggressiveness at all.
The mouth is immediately pleasant. Peat is obviously present and mixes with a kind of fruity freshness already announced by the nose. Here again no aggressiveness due to the high level of alcohol. Quite a pleasant and relatively complex palate.
A lingering finish, but here some alcohol hinder appears, but fades fortunately rather quick.
An excellent surprise and a very good price-quality ratio.
84/100

Bunnahabhain

1976, sherry butt

Age
32 years
Alcohol percentage
52,0 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 6388
Dates
Distil: 25/11/1976 Bottling: 03/2009
Bottle
92 btls
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88/100
bunnahabhain 1976 mos
Personal Comment
An original and fresh nose. Nice notes of ripe fruit, peach or melon mixed to very discrete hints of incense and a light touch of cut grass. Great smoothness which announces a nice balance.
The mouth too is very smooth, despite the high degree of alcohol. Mice complexity as well where ripe fruit mix with green apple. remarkable balance.
The finish is of the same kind. Rather long, fresh and nicely smooth.
Excellent bottle.
88/100

Bunnahabhain

1997, sherry hogshead

Age
11 years
Alcohol percentage
55,3 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask number
single cask 3172
Dates
Distil: 28/-8/1997 Bottling: 07/2009
Bottle
92 btls
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84/100
Bunnahabhain 1997 mos
Personal Comment
Near this farmy nose, this whisky presents nice fruity notes behind this veil of pear, so characteristic form some Bunnahabhains from 1997...
In the mouth, the peat has a dominant role, even if it lets some room to a kind of fruity freshness before taking the hand again and developing on nice chocolate notes.
Lingering finish, keeping the memory of milk chocolate for long minutes.
84/100

Bunnahabhain

1970, Bourbon hogshead 40 years of Thomas Ewers

Collection
Clubs
Age
40 years
Alcohol percentage
40,5 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask number
single cask 4066
Dates
Distil: 1/6/1970 Bottling: 8/6/2010
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0/100
Bunnahabhain 40 anniversary thomas ewers
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

1965-2010

Collection
Private Stock
Age
45 years
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
The Whisky Agency
Cask
Refill Hogshead
Dates
Distil: 1965 Bottling: 2010
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Forum 82/100
Bunnahabain 1965-2010
Personal Comment
Color: Gold
A discreet nose first, delicate and smooth. Very nice floral notes with hints of hay subtly combined. Here is a whisky made in lace. The nose is extraordinary but takes some time to discover, but after a few minutes reveals a richness and complexity unsuspected at first.
The palate is pleasantly discreet, too and like the nose, of great finesse. A little watery feeling, which strengthens the discreet nature of this whisky is a bit unfortunate. Too bad it was bottled 40%, but this is probably due to the greed of the angels over the last 45 years.
For a whisky that age, lack of woody notes is remarkable. This whisky wins not to be tasted blind, because this subtlety is easy to confuse with weakness.
The finish prolongs perfectly the mouth. Some fruity notes, a lovely freshness and pleaure, again characterized by a slight subtlety.
88/100

Bunnahabhain

Gordon & MacPhail 2000 Reserve

Collection
Reserve
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
59,7 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask
first fill bourbon
Cask number
single cask 915
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79/100
Personal Comment
A very pleasant first nose, both on fruit and honey, with however a kind of tingling probably due to the alcohol percentage. The nose remains fresh with some remote hints of cut grass. A touch of smoke.
In the mouth, the first impressions are rather close to those of the nose, but soon the alcohol percentage hinders a bit. And after a while, some discrete beer yeast tastes appear, giving the whole a bitter character.
The finish is of medium length, dominated by this bitter hints of yeast. The smoothness of the nose has disappeared.
79/100

Bunnahabhain

Heavy Peat 1997-2010

Collection
Barrel Selection
Age
13 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Dates
Distil: 1997 Bottling: 2010
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WDTS2011-05 84/100
Bunnahabhain Wilson & Morgan heavy peat
Personal Comment
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Arno
Nose: first, the match, and the smell of wet rock. Peat and roasted meat accents. Ash and smell of the fireplace after. Old leather and precious wood. A bit of black olive and salt. Very engaging.
Mouth: roasted, caramelized, roasted, meaty, ashed, mineral. Beautiful variation on this peaty register ! Animal & leather. Pepper also. A powerful mouth, but quite melted and rounded.
Final: the roasted grain and flaming logs.
Conclusion: this one finally very focused on a single register (empyreumatic), but I like it ! A quite accurate work.
89/100
WDTS2011-05
Commentaire de Dagde
Color: Gold

Nose: fruity (fruit very ripe, pear type) is present at the input, with hints of polish everywhere. Dairy notes, nutty, caramel and leather complete a sober picture . With aeration the leather takes a large scale and imposes itself as the master of glass in the open sea (salt). Peat is revealed so slightly, then just teasing leather and medicinal thyme. Roasting arrives late - milk chocolate -.
Aeration is a developer.

Palate: Peat well stated that comes in a round and soothing mouth . Peat is integrative. One feels the contributions of almonds, the bitter spice just put on the chocolate milk. It's a beautiful cast.

Finale: Peat which is spread on leather, licorice and rubber. A sweetness mingles with other flavors (even chocolate). Good length.

In summary: If the peat is the stone basement of this whisky, leather spreads with venusta. Softer waves - mainly dried fruit and spices - fit intelligently. A very good whisky that shows the balance of distinguished peat and sweet notes.
88/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by mapi
Color: Light gold

The nose is growing on a beautiful peat mainly on the heath. And menthol notes appear. Everything is bold, powerful and ends on the leather.

The palate has a rich texture with peat as the first part. The alcohol is present. All is well structured. Alternating alcohol / flavor is taking place. Whisky is very well structured. Peat closed mouth and leaves an impression of freshness.

The finish is sweet though slightly bitter (cold ash) develops.
88/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by PatGVA
N: wet grass hay wet wool butter pastry
B: same as nose profile
F: Long anise herb butter beautiful balance
88/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Roblanza
Color: Dark straw.
Nose: dry hints of tutti-frutti, smell of vanilla in the background, very full nose though.
Taste: Fruity notes of sour apples and cinnamon, it's not your average whisky, kind of firm but with a gentle touch.
Finish: Changing from the start with sour notes to a dry aftermath, not very long but interesting because of the dryness of it, makes you take another sip to make sure you're not fooled by your senses. Nice but strange.
87/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Savoureur
Appearance: Yellow gold
Nose: Medium intensity, alcohol well integrated, peat, cold smoke, light animal notes (exercise yard), malty sweetness, quite simple but pleasant nose
Mouth: Medium intensity, alcohol well integrated, in the same line as the nose, peat and smoke dominate but without overhelming the other flavors
Finish: Medium
With water: Nose and mouth lose in intensity, the mouth becomes rather monotonous on peat
Conclusion: A whisky with not much complexity but enjoyable
87/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by TTN
Nose: cereal, a farmy side, animal and marine, I like that.
Palate: Quite fluid, probably reduced to 43/46% dry, it expresses aromas of peat and vegetal ash.
Finish: rather long, or peat is the live wire, but also a lot of licorice. When empty, a nice smoke clears the glass still with that animal side ...
Overall rating: certainly pretty young, even if my description might make it look a little too "monolithic" is a finely crafted malt and very pleasant, can be a bit "too" small. Reminds me of a coastal malt as Ledaig.
87/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Sebou007
Colour : Gold

Nose : Very warm and peated. Some cold ashes and smoke.
Smooth and creamy. A hint of cold coffee and grilled almonds. After a while, mineral white wine. A little bit of coconut. Nice smell, somehow lemony. Smells like a Springbank. After a few minutes, we lose some of the complexity.

Mouth : To my taste, a little too diluted. We start with notes of cold coffee, moka, chocolate, grilled almonds. A bit weak, but pretty nice for a cold winter evening. Nice touches of lemon, some peat and a very subtle bitterness, quite nice. On the aftertaste, burnt tire and ash, a bit less nice.

Finale : Long, on grilled almonds.

Conclusion : Overall, a pretty pleasant dram, well balanced. The aftertaste is a little bit under, but very nice in general.
86/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Blackmalt
Colour: pale gold.

Metallic nose, an aroma of orange juice brick, type Banga. Rather animal with odors of dried and salted meat and leather mixed with a drop of coffee.
Yes, clear the skin of a beast! One might even feel to be in a clothing store in the middle of leather jackets:)
Notes and firecracker powder as a backdrop. Not bad.

Mouth is fresh, ashen (cold ash), slightly spicy and very fluid. Ash is realy interesting. No boring or disgusting, well done:)
Subsequently, at the end o fthe palate, a mixture of ash and cheese rind old Cantal type. That's all that good!

Ashy final, as the mouth. It keeps the same profile due to its light pungency. Then perhaps a floral touch? After a while, it heats back inside the cheeks, but not aggressive. And still the taste, with the same texture, the cheese rind. Very good feeling that takes in length.


Comment: Satisfied all for short. I think, and it is personal in nature, this is the kind of whisky in which we must not seek to take the lead on what it contains, to grind our brains ... If you like this kind of profile, it will be good, well done, that's it. What more? A good daily dram
85/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by ALouis
Color: Gold
Nose: Big peat, on cold ashes, not very elegant.
A little iodine and seaweed in the background, and some citrus. With a little water and citrus notes appear and peat becomes more discreet.
Palate: peat is again dominant, cold ash and slightly medicinal.Some notes of iodine and seaweed in the background. Quite rough as whisky, even with water, peat remains pervasive.
Finish: long on peat
85/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Jean-Michel
Color: Bright gold.

Nose: Phenols, citruses, and cake fresh from the oven. A unified whole, quite mouth-watering I must say. An orange liqueur with some island spirit. And a touch of milk chocolate. In the background, a slight gamy hint brings a pleasant twist.

Mouth: Matches the nose. Starts on a soft and tasty peat, and goes on with orange peels liqueur. Lots of herbs and spices (the one you find in… herb liqueurs). Full bodied and creamy, it tastes like an Ardbeg with a splash of Grand Marnier (or is it Cointreau?).

Finish: On soft violet liquorice (Florent), it’s a bit shortish, and fades out on a slightly acrid peat.

Comment: A nice combo of peat, fruit, and herbs used for liqueurs. Very satisfactory indeed.
85/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Amor57
The nose is first malted and lightly peated. A strong character is expressed with wild moorland in the background: some heather, some freshness , wind (does the wind smell ?)... There is also wax, burning rubber. The sea is clearly present (iodine and salt) on a distant background of strawberry. On the palate the attack is mild. Come together: black pepper, sulfur, yellow fruit, flint and salt. The finale offers a beautiful articulation with the mouth and is expressive: peppermint, salt, licorice.
Very harmonious but little interest.
84/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Straw yellow, white wine.
Nose: nose on a first impression of animal fat, lard, pot-au-feu, cabbage, green mint syrup, mint diabolo. Power fairly constant, the nose evolves on leather, tobacco, coffee roasting, always with the good of country kitchen.
Taste: oily, there are notes of bacon, pot-au-feu, cabbage perceived on the nose. Gradual onset of peat up to an explosion in swallowing.
Final: On turf, in line with the finish becomes warm.

Comment: An interesting profile, with the notes of traditional cuisine, almost earthy, rustic side, another way to be greedy? The addition of water reduces the nose, but wake up much peat on the palate and finish.
83/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Alexandre
It emerges from a nice cool peaty nose, with embers, cold ashes, and many citrus (lemon and grapefruit). This set is not invigorating powerful nor the most complex. Aeration highlights the side of the coastal thing: algae, fresh mint and sea breeze are added. We then ultimately get a decent, and very fresh nose

The palate is cereal with a touch of brownsugar and chocolate, especially after a good ventilation. Pretty quiet at first, the mouth then turns stronger, well supported by a fine turf, followed by smoke and tar. This whisky has a nice presence, despite a possible reduction that prevents it from being fully expressed.

The finish of medium length, is dominated by smoke, salt and farm flavors. Earthy peat appears after aeration, as well as a tip of chili.

In conclusion, a good peaty whisky, no more, no less, playing more on the refinement than on the power of its aromas.

82/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Jmputz
Color: Gold
The nose is marked by the cereal, a discrete peat smoke, but alas, with disturbing notes of yeast too. It is well balanced and flawless for those who are not hindered by those yeast odors, which unfortunately is not my case. Fortunately these hints disappear after a few moments.
The mouth is marked by a dominant peat but very far from unpleasant. Nice evolution to citrus notes that are quite discrete. A certain lack of body, however, iprobably due to dilution. A few degrees more would have made the greater good.
Pretty final, marked both by the peat, milk chocolate. Rather long and very pleasant.
82/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Mars
Nose: Pear (compote, jam), lemony, slightly smoky with a little solvent.
After venting the peat side improve. Better balance as well.

Taste: Lemon, biscuit, apple, spice

Finish: Lightly smoked, biscuit. Air fruity with spice mix. Vanishes slowly. The peaty side gain after aeration and the final is longer.

Comments: Another peaty lemon, the balance is better than in the previous (ardmore traditionnal).
It is sweeter and it's perhaps what's help! Lemon is also better integrated and more smoked (wood smoke). Win a lot with aeration! And is more drinkable with some water, but also lighter.
82/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Corbuso
Colour: Gold.
Nose: Very peaty, farmy, young, slightly dry, on seaweeds, sea brine and hemp rope.
Taste: Sweet and salty, very peaty, maritime, on seaweeds, hemp rope, tar, some vanilla and a few drops of fruits from the orchards. Diluted, it is more on toffee and horse stables. The finish is medium, peaty, young, rather sweet and juicy, peaty, on freshly pressed pears and green apples, with some farmy notes and hemp rope.
Impression: A young (?) heavily peaty with a pleasant sweetness. A pleasant easy drinking peated whisky.
81/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: A bourbon cask just emptied and only a discreet veil of peat in a first time. Sweet / salty. No surprise and hardly no evolution.
Mouth: a a little toasted note, oily texture & silky, not very expressive, as the nose.
Finale ... no comment. 6 th sample in my line-up still tasted with little character, I get tired!
conclusion
... No comment.
80/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: farmer, sulfur, brine, peat, pear spirit. After a long aeration, I really feel to smell a jar of pickles.
Taste: Smoke, drink. Mouth much better than the nose.
Finish: long on smoke
67/100

Bunnahabhain

Distilled 2001 Sherry Wood

Collection
Barrel Selection
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Dates
Distil: 2001 Bottling: 2011
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82/100
Bunnahabhain WIlson & Morgan 2001
Personal Comment

Colour: Old gold
The nose is dominated by that smell that I enjoy very little: the yeast. After a few minutes, this dominant fortunately fades and some farm or undergrowth smells appear. Then some notes of toasted bread.
In the mouth, we are dealing with greater complexity. Pepper and spices mingle with the pleasant taste of toast that was already announced by the nose
The finish is pleasantly long and hot with a touch of acidity.
A pleasant whisky, but relatively unbalanced. And the smell of yeast to me particularly hard to bear. But it's very personal.
82/100


Bunnahabhain

Twenty

Collection
Barrel Selection, 20yo & older
Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
48,5 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask
sherry wood
Dates
Distil: 1991 Bottling: 2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered (cask #5521/22)
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WDTS2012-05 87/100
Bunnahabhain Twenty Wilson & Morgan
Personal Comment
WDTS2012-05
Commentaire de Whiskywardrobe
“Superb stuff! Peat and sherry marvel!”
This dram has a tawny-like color.
Nose (90): more than average. honey, sulphur, peat, citrus, nuts. Old sherried Japanese single malt style whisky.
Taste (92): powerful, oily. honey, peat, wood, citrus, spices, cinnamon. Very nice.
Finish (91): longer than average. peat, honey, spices, maritime.

91/100
WDTS2012-05
Commentaire de Jean-Michel
Colour: Russet.
Nose: Takes time to unfold, but your patience will be rewarded. Lots of personality shining through a slight shyness. Just a great nose, but unusually hard to pin down. Nothing flashy in there. Just a discreet and great deepness, mostly made of stewed dark fruits and lots of organics.
Mouth: Very consistent with the nose. Starts smoothly. Sherry tones grow bigger, along with a nice coastalness (or is it a nice coastality?). Chinese salted plums. Slightly salted. And a pinch of high end caramel. Everything in there is very delicate with a great balance. You could drink liters of this.
Finish: Salty and fruity.
Comment: This whisky is an oxymoron. Shy but deep, discreet but rich… I’ve hardly ever liked a malt that much while being so embarrassed to write some decent notes about it. An unexpected high end Bunnah?

91/100
WDTS2012-05
WDTS2012-05
Commentaire de Whiskywardrobe
“Cracking whisky! I really want to know that is this. I love it”
This dram has a copper-like color.
Nose (91): (5)more than average. honey, wax, oranges, candies, vanilla, pepper, citrus. Quite an old whisky here
Taste (92): powerful, oily. honey, citrus, spices, apples, vanilla, raisins, wood.
Finish (91): (5)longer than average. honey, wood, spices.

91/100
WDTS2012-05
WDTS2012-05
Commentaire de Jmputz
Color: Amber
A subtle nose marked by sherry and spices. Some bitterness in the background, giving a certain depth and complexity to the nose of this most pleasant whisky.
A nice complexity on the palate. After a rather spectacular entrance in the mouth, notes of coffee, chocolate in addition to sherry. A fireworks of flavors, mixing alternately acidic and fruity notes and hints of mocha.
The finish is long and of exceptional intensity. It perfectly pronlonge mouth.
90/100
WDTS2012-05
WDTS2012-05
Commentaire de Roblanza
color: amber
nose: old oak, some dark forest fruits, very full, little spice, coffee, brownies, cacao
taste: very smooth entrance, gets fuller in the mouth, old wood, again forest fruits and spices, the finish is warming and also full flavoured, ending with a spicy note

90/100
WDTS2012-05
WDTS2012-05
Commentaire de Samhain
Colour: light copper
Nose: The nose is full of nutmeg and resin notes and a little cacao maybe
On the palate spices playing with nutmeg leaving an impression of gingerbread. Then some dates and cacao are following and this lets me think of Christmas. Some drops of water realease a slightly bitter note.

The finish is long, warm and with cacao. I liked this malt very much.

90/100
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Commentaire de Piksi
Nose: Floral, varnish, fresh apple.

Taste: syrupy, fruity (peach, apple, pear).

Final: As mouth with woody notes at the end.

Overall comment: This is very easy to drink. A real fruit syrup with a bit of spice on the finish. In terms of profile, reminds me of Glenturret 1980 MOS.
90/100
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Commentaire de ALouis
Color: Amber
Nose: Requires good ventilation, there is then stewed fruit, dates, spices and a slight peat bottom, on cold ashes.
Palate: The peat is present, a nice peaty sherry, well balanced, very lightly on the rubber but it is discreet and does not disturb the balance. The sherry is about chocolate and orange and peat on the cold ashes, accompanied by marine notes. Some sulfur notes that fade with aeration.
Finish: long on peat and sherry
89/100
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Commentaire de Dede
Colour: Pale Amber
Nose: The nose is first rather surprising, fresh slice of apple and ball of vanilla ice cream. Then he's hotter, more consistent with what it's colour suggested. A bit of rubber, some leather, but also greediest notes of raisins, caramel, and the tangerine and coffee and even a little Grand Marnier custard.
Taste: The attack lacks a little power, but not the mid-palate, with mandarin, but still "good" and a touch of rubber dark chocolate, then dry sherry flavors.
Finish: Medium length, it is pleasantly sulfur present and the bitterness of dark chocolate mixed with citrus zest.

Conclusion: A very good malt, complex and enjoyable.
89/100
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Commentaire de Amor57
The first nose is between bitterness and acidity. Uninviting does not it? Yet this kind of profile is intriguing. Wood and sulfur are the counterpart to the dressing. This becomes original, especially since the opposition is highlighted by coffee and discrete exotic fruits. Aeration presents a nascent peat, emerging from chaos first: spices (cinnamon, pepper, Jamaica pepper), the meringues. Notes of vulcanized rubber appear here and there. On the palate, the attack is soft and delicate. It begins with a aqueous estonishing passage, before an explosion peat-based under control with a lovely fruity spicy, made ​​from bananas and pepper. The finale, a beautiful length, rest on the same notes, which go out slowly leaving only the licorice and orange marmalade, nuts and gingerbread.
A superbly balanced whisky, very pleasant.
89/100
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Commentaire de Jmputz
Color: Light Mahogany
After some aeration, very nice sherry notes, very "class", both discrete and balanced appear. Nice complexity, despite the lack of intensity in the beginning.
The palate is rich and offers a beautiful range of flavors, combining aromas of coffee, hints of plum jam, all perfectly balanced and always "class" as the nose.
The finish is long and warm and stays perfectly in the nose and mouth registry.
89/100
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Commentaire de NovA
Nose: beautiful, fresh sweet Sherry, cinnamon, baked apple, dried red fruits, some vanilla, tobacco and fresh herbs, lemonade,
With water: more herbs, more lemon, Blueberry, strawberry.

Palate: Nice refill-sherry character, sweet, apple/cider, herbs, leather, peach, more alcohol than on the nose
With water: drier, more leathery, something like vanilla ice cream, (cool) minty, some wood, less alcohol

Finish: long, on sherry and diry notes, alcohol is noticeable
With Water: fresher, warmer, "brighter", but less alcohol

Overall: a very nice dram, which allows to play with water - better with water
89/100
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Commentaire de Piazzolla
Nose: Soft and elegant. A little too wise anyway. Seems to conceal some complexity, but does not proceed easily.
Taste: Medicinal, a little (too) dry. Rather elegant on some fruits despite a lack of alertness. Veil of smoke and creosote.
Final: evolution of medicinal nuances(synthol, cloves ...).
Conclusion: Atypical what makes it interesting, deserves some attention here ... An old Whisky almost past? Deserves that one take his time.
88/100
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Commentaire de Malt1972
Colour: amber
Nosing: nutty juicy, oaky but fresh, woody
Tasting: dry sherry (fino?), rich and round, hint of mint and cherries behind
Finish: sherry, cherry brandy, ginger, heavy, long

Comment: Classic whisky. I like this style

88/100
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Commentaire de Singlemalt71
Color: Amber
Nose: Subtle sherry notes, spicy, dry and sharp.
Taste: Now you also taste beautiful sherry and wood influences which follow each other well.

Finish: medium and some dryness.

88/100
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Commentaire de Savoureur
appearance: reddish gold
nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, coffee, chocolate, intensely toasted bread, leeks in early rotting (perceived as pleasant), BBQ sauce
taste: low to medium intensity, alcohol well integrated, a dry and slightly bitter (good wood) basis carries the aromas of the nose
finish: short to medium

Conclusion: A pleasant and complex whisky that lacks in intensity to cross the 90 points milestone

88/100
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Commentaire de Jean-Michel
Colour: Burnished.
Nose: Rich and candied. Both jammy and vibrant, but always fruity. A nice mix between the softness of stewed fruits (cooked strawberries) and the vibrancy of summer ones (nectarine). And oranges too. A hint of peat or is it the burnt wood? Slightly hot. And a slight organic touch (melt butter) not unlike in some Juras.
Mouth: Candied oranges and big ripe red apples. A drop of water opens it up on even more exuberant fruity flavours (peaches, mangoes).
Finish: Becomes dry and mineral, without losing anything of its fruitiness.

Comment: An entertaining malt. Rich and fresh, chewy and vibrant, fruity and elegant. Ben Nevis?

88/100
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Commentaire de Alex Kooby
Nose: A nice Sherry nose, varnish, dry fruits, cashew nuts. Anise, fennel, blood orange. Nose rather exuberant at the opening opening fades with time. It becomes very fine. Fruity notes give way to more grain drier notes. A slight peat rears its nose after a few minutes. Quite scalable nose.
Mouth: very light texture. A discreet but pleasant background peat. Fresh, but bitter. Dark chocolate, orangettes quite frank wood notes.
Finish: long and dry, the dried fruit.
88/100
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Commentaire de Jean-Marc
Nose: delicate, complex, distinctive sherry, notes slightly sulphurous
Mouth: woody, nutty, licorice, coffee, raisins, dates
Finale: remains the dominant 'liquorice'
88/100
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Commentaire de Kundalini
Nose: sherry, antique polish, old oak, cigars
Mouth: at the beginning bitter, later very smooth, dark chocolate, warming
Finish: long

88/100
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Commentaire de RX21
Color: Amber
Nose: Fruty, tobacco
Mouth: Tobacco, dried fruits (hazelnuts), spices
Final: Moyenne on dried fruits

87/100
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Commentaire de Mapi
Gold color with hints of brown
Nose: In the very first time I am seized by a feeling of cold soot and ash. but it fades very quickly to make room for a slightly woody leather and a nice peppery note
Palate: The attack is straightforward. Alcohol brings a nice tension to the tasting. Whisky is tannic, almost drying. It is monolithic but still effective. It hides nothing.
Finale: The length is medium, hot. It is on the leather. the final is a bit dusty. There is clearly a return of sensations perceived in the nose. It ends with pepper.

A beautiful whisky.

87/100
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Commentaire de Peb
Color: amber gold

Nose: fruity nose, combining orange odor, pepper and port. A nice sherry a little winey, slightly acidic (orange marmalade), slightly woody. A sweet side: cane sugar, apple.

Mouth: mouth on dry fruits (hazelnuts), round and sweet sherry, spice notes and still a fruity / sweet side. Hint of peat smoke.

Finale: medium, but rather on developing a slightly bitter sherry, dash of salt and pepper. A light smoke also appears. Is increasing to a marine side.

Comment: well done whisky without blemish. It is round and supple, easy drinkable.
87/100
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Commentaire de Singlemalt71
Nose: Very spicy at first with a whiff of sherry tones, some earthy tones, but dried fruit as well. After a while nice characteristics like some saltiness, wood tones, grassy and hay-like.

Taste: Directly nice sweet tones followed by spiciness and some bitter tones.

Finish: Reasonable long, very spicy with again some bitterness at the end.

87/100
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Commentaire de Amor57
The first nose is very pleasant coffee, sherry, light tannic oak. Aeration enhances pleasure: orange peel, hazelnut, toasted almond, light smoky, mineral accurate but fleeting. But also coconut milk coffee, burnt rubber, very discrete peat. On the palate is soft, slightly acidic or sour. Intense pepper and slight bitterness alongside are citrus, coffee, licorice, and a background of peat in a nice balance. The final good length for a dominant coffee that gives a bit of tone to underlying milk and a clear liquorice, which persists.
A whisky that requires a lot of ventilation, very pleasant but too sweet, too sugared for my taste.
87/100
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Commentaire de Mapi
Color: old gold
Nose: leather, caramel and encaustic.
A classic sherry.
A green touch gives freshness and volume. Interesting.
Palate: sherry. But one thing surprised immediately: the texture is quite light and appears to contradict what I expected after the olfactory examination.
Cherry flavor and caramel and dried fruit.

Final. Balance, milk chocolate.

Lack of pep.

87/100
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Commentaire de Mars
Nose: lemon, mustard, blond tobacco.
Taste: Lemon, bitterness and sweetness.
Final: Biscuit, bitter. Short to medium lenght.

Comments: The nose is very pleasant, the taste is good but the finish leaves something to be desired and that is unfortunate.
86/100
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Commentaire de Dagde
Color: Amber
Nose: The sherry is already dominant. Tiramisu, caramel and a bit of cork that conceals some greener tips - fresh fruit, vegetables - and a spicy smoke.
Taste: A feeling is never far from coffee, vanilla, but also more surprising tips, more smoky and spicy - chorizo ​​lapidary evocation -. It's really nice.
Final: A little disappointing over time. We find the sherry in the finish with vanilla.

Comment: At the opening, the nose is disconcerting with borderline grades. Then there is a lack of precision. The mouth is very pleasant, a gentle roundness that takes the palate. The final is against clear below. The originality of the final product should be noted, a commodity rather rare these days.
86/100
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Commentaire de Jbrice
Nose: wood, plum, coffee and suffering. Becomes civilized after a long aeration and intensifies its sherry part .
Taste: soft, sweet and mild.
Finish: medium length.
86/100
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Commentaire de Canis_Lupus
Colour: Old gold, pale amber.
Nose: Nose first tart, raspberry vinegar and lemon marinade, salt, a little leather, tiny hint of tobacco. A little later, the nose is being invaded by notes medicinal, alcohol mint, camphor, chlorophyll, the Vicks ointment.
Taste: Oily, spicy, fruity, slightly woody
Final: In continuation of the mouth, the medicinal notes perceived by the nose are back.

Comment: An amazing profile, two-sided. Very playful, unusual. Avoid water.
86/100
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Commentaire de Savoureur
appearance: light amber
nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, candied fruit, sweetness dominates and slight acidity like balsamic vinegar, meaty, cocoa powder, fresh like spring peerage with flowers and herbs
taste: low to medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, in line with the nose but with a little more wood aromas
finish: short to medium

86/100
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Commentaire de Arno
Nose: discrete notes of dry peat, with variation of fine wood resin, salt, tree smoke, hints of heather. Also notes of apple and malt. A second tasting reveals more flavors of calcination, rubber.
Taste: bitter mint syrup, woody, then off to the peat with wood smoke and a little salt, dried herbs. A hint of liquorice.
Finale: bitter, salting
Conclusion: a nice peaty, but lacks finish.
85/100
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Commentaire de Blackmalt
Colour: deep gold
Nose: Sherry and fresh in the first place. A few incisive with a little coffee with honey and caramel. A sulfur coat. Small woody notes here and there. A little meaty? Perhaps. On the vents, it will become waxy and dusty as an old piece of furniture. It remains delicate and a little too quiet for me. I feel it a little closed.
Dry mouth and slightly bitter. Black coffee without sugar. Wood and spices. Rather hot.
Long, bitter coffee the same as for the mouth. A little spice, but further back. this time.


Comment: 84 as a presence of alcohol is quite present in the nose and bothers me. It's a shame because it remains good.
84/100
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Commentaire de Jeep
Nose: Lively, iodine spray, pepper and a quite distant earthy peat. It all goes very well with the sherry is it more about roasted notes, toasted cocoa. By cons, although it is not very powerful, alcohol is a quite felt
Taste: This is quite flat: a nice infusion of earthy peat / ashy, a little licorice and anise, and it always cocoa sherry. The balance is not sensational. It's quite amazing, aeration is good for him and mouth gains in power
Finish: Long but not very intense liquorice and star anise. Very cool.
Conclusion: A nice whisky, bringing a final pretty cool. It lacks a bit of punch for me, although the mouth evolves positively over time
84/100
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Commentaire de Loic43
Nose: raisins, marzipan, citrus, ripe fruit, peat, pepper, spices, dry sherry, sulfur.

Palate: Ripe fruit, dried fruit, solvent, woody, ash, a little salt. Water accentuates the fruity and woody side.

Finale: average on fruit and wood.

Comment: it's a good malt but sulfur is a problem for me.

83/100
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Commentaire de Jbrice
Nose: Very closed to start, unclear sulfur touchesand boiled vegetables (not pejorative). Aeration, frank notes walnut wine and spicy emerge. Touches of red fruits, almonds and wood. The second nose is more on spices.

Palate: The palate is spicy, powerful but controlled. The mid-palate is surprisingly salty.

Finale: Average woody notes and saline.

Comments: I would say that it seems to have whiskey aged in sherry casks from aromatic markers, undiluted (or very little) with a mean age. Maybe a refill sherry Highland of an elderly maximum of fifteen years? The lack of complexity and complexity prevents me to love even if I do not hate either. Perhaps it would be better after a few months of aeration / oxidation?
82/100
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Commentaire de Applecross
Nose : Complex nose. Fruits (cherries) in alcohol and sweet chocolate. Strong oak influence, sherry cask. Very little burnt rubber or let's say, sherry sulphur notes.

Palate : Bitter chocolate, cacao, again heavily influenced by the maturation in oak casks, very bitter. Needs water and improves immediately after the addition of a good splash of water

Finish : Medium to long and the bitter aromas stay even longer. Intense and spicy, zesty, bitter finish w/o water. Again, water helps improving the whisky and my rate will be 82 with water and 78 w/o water.

82/100
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Commentaire de Dekyriel
Colour: Copper

Nose: Starts on precious wood, rum, leather, gunpowder, brown sugar, honey, prune and plum. Slightly earthy, alcoholic but remains accessible, on dried cigar tobacco leaves. I noticed hints of coconut and sulphur as well.

Will eventually open on more walnuts, with touches of armagnac, of varnish.
Quite a beautiful nose.

Mouth: Unfortunately astringent. Salted. There's a lot of wood going on in there and it's overwhelming. The alcohol isn't integrated just as well as on the nose.

Finish: Tender, woody.

Comment: Its nose offered the promise of an elegant sherry monster but its mouth was not expressive enough and too austere to make it a champion of its category in my view.

82/100
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Commentaire de Flonews
color : copper light

nose : clearly on spices and stewed ripe fruit with hints of candied orange peel and antique wax. The first notes are marked with alcohol, but it softens quickly developing sweet aromas.

Mouth : explosive without water, wood, sulfur and bitter cocoa. Much less greedy than the nose. With water, the attack is quieter but keeps a spicy side. Cocoa is expressed in a more beautiful way but can not be greedy. The evolution oscillates between bitterness and woodiness.

Final : quite short, dries highlighting the wood.

This is a whisky that did a lot of promises to the eyes and nose, with a fairly frank and friendly fragrance. Very "sherry" profile. The mouth is unfortunately less sweet than the nose with a savage attack and a dry and bitter evolution. There is too much difference between the mouth and nose. Not my cup of tea. Calmed by water but the game does not reveal new scenes.
81/100
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Commentaire de Mathieutaz13
nose:
Quite shy at the beginning but the alcohol is well integrated that's something!
I seem to recognize the smell of gingerbread, it seems pretty dry as profile (refill sherry maybe?).
With aeration was a little fruit with orange and ginger spring but this is too good for my taste!

palate:
Fresh attack on orange and lovely on the palate, it is much more dense than in the nose!
Unfortunately it soon becomes woody (spices detected on the nose are present) and liquorice bitterness of the final fails to really balance it out ...
The addition of water (not recommended) gum all the details and only the bitterness and astringency of the final comes out!

Conclusion:
A dram too closed or too simple and a too strong woody side.
80/100
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Commentaire de Alexandre
The nose is spicy at first and discreet, is on dry sherry. It has raisins, almonds and hazelnuts. Over time, it also reveals some chocolate tips and cereals, but all sorely lacking of expressiveness. Adding water makes a much better integration.

The palate confirms the nose: it is a dry sherry alcohol relatively poorly integrated. There are chocolate, nuts and some raisins. Again, the addition of water softens the whole, which however remains of low complexity.

The final, soft and medium length, is on milk chocolate with some farm notes, much more present after addition of water.

In conclusion, a whiskey with well integrated alcohol and very expressive. Probably sherry lovers will find in it other qualities than I did.

76/100
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Bunnahabhain

Heavy Peat 1997-2011

Collection
Barrel Selection
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
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83/100
Bunnhahbhain heavy peat 2011 WM
Personal Comment

Color: Gold
The nose is clearly marked by a blend of notes of peat and yeast. This profile should certainly appeal to fans of the peat, but personally it turns me off a bit.
After a few minutes of aeration, notes of smoke (BBQ) make their way.
On the palate, it is primarily peat which dominates. Fortunately the smell of yeast of the nose have no equivalent here. The taste is quite pleasant, without much complexity, but well balanced. There is no dissonance here, although we would have liked a little more variety.
The final catch up a bit the weaknesses of the nose and the monotony of the mouth. In addition to the memories of smoke and peat, notes of mocha are present here.
83/100


Bunnahabhain

Twenty One

Collection
Barrel Selection, 20yo & older
Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
48,5 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask
sherry wood
Dates
Distil: 1991 Bottling: 2012
Particularity
(cask #5521/22)
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Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

20 years old

Collection
Single Cask Series
Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
54,1 %
Bottler
Master of Malt
Cask
Sherry butt
Dates
Distil: 12-1990 Bottling: 7-11-2011
Bottle
90 of 626 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2012-01 86/100
Bunnahabhain 20 MoM
Personal Comment
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Comment by Jmputz
Color: Brown
Nose is perfectly balanced. All in smoothness, thi indisputable sherry-like nose is pleasantly complex. Smells of milk chocolate, sherry, mocha with a nice impression of freshness in the background.
The sherry is clearly dominant in the mouth also. here also a nice balance and freshness of the nose makes room to very discrete notes of tannins. The mouth is also quite complex, warm and leaves an excellent impression. Here too, a few notes of chocolate.
The finish is exceptionally long. Feel the warmth of sherry, these pleasant notes of chocolate and mocha persist for many minutes.
91/100
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Color: Light Mahogany
Nose: Creme brulée, caramel, dried fruits with smoky notes... It is a sherry casked. Alcohol is very discreet, well-integrated. No loss to ventilation.
Palate: A good sherry very fruity, slightly woody, very nice. We find these quite nice smoky notes. Alcohol is also discreet.
Finish: Long, fruity, gourmand. Alcohol is a little present which further strengthens the finish... Really nice.

A nice whisky to taste (eg after a meal with a chocolate dessert).
91/100
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Comment by Dede
Color: Amber
Nose: Starts a dry sherry evoking a Fino or Amontillado, with notes of organic black mushrooms, burnt rubber and black powder growing on to more gourmet caramel frame, fresh walnuts and dried apricots. Very nice nose though slightly marked by alcohol before aeration.
Palate: The attack is fresh and powerful, with aromas and frankly organic sulfur but without being disagreeable. Black mushrooms, rubber, cocoa bitter, but also tangy mandarin here share the limelight, before the bitterness of the walnuts takes over and then do a subtle exotic touch takes you to the final.
Final: Rather long, it leaves the palate the memory of sulfur mixed with the exotic papaya and overripe bitter cocoa.

Conclusion: An excellent sherry cask to its eye more on the side of aromas and organic sulfur than to gluttony. Will not please everyone, but quite to my taste.
91/100
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Comment by TTN
Color: Gold with bronze highlights.
Nose: opulent, a lot of depth. I feel pine honey, resin, baked apple with cinnamon, and camphor also in my glass.
Taste: Oily, offers a nice balance. Following on the nose plus a animal side, leather.
Finish: Long and persistent.
Overall impression: Not a very conventional malt but that gave me much pleasure. He must have some twenty years. I come down to a "Highlander" aged in a sherry cask.
90/100
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Comment by Blackmalt
Color of maple syrup

Very powerful nose first. Fruity. Sherry (I hope this time I will not be fooled!).
Yes, undoubtedly sherry. But it is unfortunately masked by an excessive presence of alcohol! Hope it calms down with aeration .. And fortunately, it calms down a lot. For behind alcohol, sometimes a smell of Malabar just put in the mouth (the ones with the strawberry. Course).
It's quite sweet for the shot and well pleasing.
Pleasant, but quite volatile. The second nose, I find it a little too heavy. Caramel and coffee are a bit too present. But as to the tasting, I feel like a scent of sun-dried tomatoes in cans (which are bathed in olive oil) with a slight dash of curry powder. Then even a smell of green tomatoes too (with leaves). Basically I'm on the register of tomato :) I like because it is atypical. Why not add a layer: the smell of tomato also makes me think of appetizer cake called Pixi (small balls blown tomato taste) who often leave after Curly peanut taste!

The palate is powerful, slightly dry. But less than the nose. Woody and the continuity of sherry. But less exuberant in terms of flavors. A touch of bitterness at the end of course with a taste of coffee beans chewed in the mouth and a touch of honey.

Final very focused on honey. See even the honey sweets (like those bee shaped). But here it does not last .. Too bad it is not longer on the flavor! It is still very good and pretty cool towards its end. To return a healthy dose of hot and spicy mouth. Nice. And finally it returns to the character of honey its very beginning. Quite frankly.


Comment: Very good whisky. Nose very rich. Although a bit vague from time to time with a presence of alcohol quite disturbing at the very beginning. But later, the whisky out unveiled its wide range of flavors, for me, very nice.
Similarly for the final. Less rich but very pleasant. A good time spent.

I remain just a little less enthusiastic about the mouth that is a notch below its aromas.
Which earned him a slight loss of points.
90/100
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Comment by Malt1972
Colour: dark amber
Nosing: big, sherry, chicory coffee, fresh figs, floral notes and some sulphur
Tasting: sweet, fruit cake, drying tannins, complex and intense
Finish: long, sherry notes

A real sherry monster. Aberlour a'bunadh or a Glendronach (single cask)?
90/100
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Comment by Mars
Nose: Nuts and especially walnuts, red fruits and exotic, prunes, matches (slight at first, more after breathing. A big plus for me)
Mouth: chicory, lemon, nuts, grapefruit
Final: Chicory, mocha, lemon touch. long

Comments: Powerful sherry with an alcohol well integrated (less after aeration). The balance of the sherry is wonderful.
90/100
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Comment by PatGVA
orange color
Nose: dense, hay, mahogany, motor oil, hazelnut and walnut green, beautiful developments, cream butter, beautiful, freshly cut wood, pine resin, toasted, chocolate beautiful.
Mouth: pipe tobacco, delicate wood, this round is a little behind the nose
Finish: intense, on the wood, chocolate and chili

May be a Glendronach, Strathisla or Glenfarclas superb nose but mouth and final in retreat, typical of this kind of whisky
90 for the nose
90/100
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Comment by Arno
Colour: deep amber, which promises a sherry with strong personality ! (hopefully anyway)
Nose: quite powerful, quick start on the firecracker and sulfur. Then come fine spices and scents reminiscent of Asian seasonings (soy, coriander leaf), and cinnamon, herbs and white pepper. Raisins and caramelized & buttery background. Roasted malty notes of fruit and toast. An ensemble that clearly evokes the oloroso dulce, a very elegant nose, exciting, with a certain 'patina'.
Mouth : after a fleeting passage through the sulfur, which installs a lot of wood sherry with raisins, caramel, salt, sweet notes of confectionery, honey and flowers. Successive waves of spices come impress the palate. Towards the end, pastry with honey & almond. A mouth melted and very enjoyable.
Final: on dry wood with a tendency to sulfur, flowers and a hint of liquorice.
Conclusion: A very greedy sherry, probably> 50%, with lots of character and quite complex. Only drawback: a bit dry at times and sulfur. Nevertheless, I loved it !
90/100
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Comment by Bpoujol
Amber color.
Nose rather reserved, gentle, sherry (not too dry). The wood is present and adds complexity. Something organic, humus? Some red fruit. Gourmand.
Powerful palate, rich. Wood. Some fruit. Nice balance.
Long, pretty intense. Woody, slight astringency but little gene.
89/100
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Comment by Canis_Lupus
Dress: Amber, old gold.
Nose: first nose highly caramel and rubber. Leather, tobacco and even some touches of roasting. After some time, it returns to the initial notes of chewy salty caramel. Gradually evolves into the caramel chocolate but always with a rubbery component.
Adding water brings both more fade, balance and harmony at the same time allows the nose to open up a little.
Mouth: sweet but very quickly pungent, alcoholic. Much of the fruit than the nose, and less on the caramel.
The water has only a slight effect on the mouth. A little more easy drinkable, but still a certain character.
Final: As a follow of the mouth, warm, very long and powerful, becomes acidic.
Like the mouth, the water has little influence on the final. More roundness and progressiveness.

Comment: Almost a whisky of character with some power. Very pleasant and almost greedy. Maybe a little bit aggressive without it, wateris more profitable to him by calming just enough to make it more noticeable these beautiful notes.
88/100
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Comment by Alexandre
The nose is clearly marked by greedy sherry. At first rather discrete and dry on the wood, almonds and hazelnuts, it then shows some heady flowers. Little by little, dark chocolate appear, with a certain pastry softness. We have to wait a long period of ventilation so that nose shows its full potential. It then brings chocolate, old leather and ash.
The palate is all about chocolate, coffee and roasting. Of average power, the mouth is marked by a pungent aroma, almost effervescent in the middle of these very sherry flavors. Again, an extended aeration allows a very interesting development, with milk chocolate, ash, chestnut, salt and some pepper.
The final average is about oloroso sherry and heady flowers. A little mint? With aeration, it is softer, on chocolate and spices.

Finally, one very trite sherry-typed whisky, but that is almost transformed by aeration, which we then to do a good dram.
87/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Roblanza
color: amber
nose: full smell of almonds and nuts, raisins and caramel
mouth: warm powerful taste of raisins, chocolate and coffee, caramel comes in late but comes with power, the finish is slightly dry and very long with notes of caramel, coffee and dark forest fruits.
87/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: It smells strongly of sherry! Leather, wood, sulfur. Walnuts, grapes, plums, figs, berries, a little coffee. Dilution brings out the wood and red fruits.
Mouth: powerful and concentrated. Wood, red berries and chocolate. Dilution develops red berries.
Finish: long continuity.

Comment: a young Speysider sherry cask and very pleasant with an alcohol under control. The default? May be a tad too much wood and not necessarily very complex.
87/100
WDTS2012-01
Commentaire de Dagde
Color: Dark Caramel
Nose: Leather, rubber of Glendronach, good presence of mocha, dark chocolate and a little chestnut. Aeration allows room for nuts (hazelnuts, cashews) cappuccino in appearance but still waxing. Powerful and evocative hues with vinegared the most beautiful effect (pulling a little on the blackberry). No exaggerated complexity but it's damned effective.
Taste: Thick and compact. The power of sherry is felt well but was released gradually. Nuts (hazelnuts, walnuts) give a slight bitterness but are associated with sweet chocolate and coffee, haloed in the aspect of "chemical" nose. Dense, well-balanced.
Finale: Short. It tends to go down very quickly. Rubber and espresso. Notes come in savory aftertaste.

Conclusion: The final descends abruptly removes some pleasure to this dram that seems to come back to artificial notes (wax, rubber). The nose is very pleasant, the mouth is dense but lacks a little finesse and length. But a big nice sherry.
86/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Amor57
The nose is clearly marked by sherry. And here's a whisky that clearly announces that it will take time to express! A little aeration here and prune, lemon, chocolate, black pepper and a fine peat arriving jumble. Finally poorer than expected, it is nonetheless very pleasant. Traces of camphor and curd began another stage: the balance with candied orange plaster, a plum that grows stronger, eucalyptus tannins, of peach jam, mango ... On the palate it is woody, yet on the sherry and yellow fruit but well expressed on the sharpness tannic. Gingerbread. The finale, with a good length, is made ​​from chocolate that hints net caramel, camphor, and a slight bitterness.
In summary, the nose is very seductive, but the mouth and are in the final sentence. Anyway sherry rounded corners and leaves a pretty good impression.

85/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by mapi
color: gold with copper highlights
The nose is of great finesse with a hint of iodine, which brings the tension. The aromas are of citrus fruits like grapefruit, which gives freshness.
The mouth is but slightly oily. Alcohol blends quickly. The aromas are floral with a grassy side (artichoke).
Develops on the final notes of dried fruit with roasted hazelnuts.

I am not deceived, but I feel a good quality whisky.
84/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour : Golden brown.

Nose: Quite some toffee. And those who roam around here might know that I don't fancy toffee in my whisky. Well, let's be honnest: that's not the worse we've came across. Dry fruits join in. Pralines on the beach. Sultanas. The usual big guns of a big and robust Sherry that remains short in details. A Sherry that becomes very meaty and quite concentrated now. Vegemite. Viandox. Sauce that comes with the Chinese Pekin duck (a mix of hoisin sauce, dark soy sauce, and sugar). Oxtail stew. Thick it is, but balanced with something nicely soury that reminds me of these big fat slightly mushy red apples that don't deserve their names (Red Delicious).

Mouth: Pralines are still there, and so are the dry fruits (do you know "Figolu"?). Quite some sultanas again, and the usual spices (mostly cinnamon). Tea time in England including the burnt toast with the bitterness from the orange marmalade. Quite some burnt wood. The cask may have been heavily recharred. And what about the alcohol? Well, it has never been disturbing in any way. Quite a performance for a malt that probably reach 55%!

Finish: Long, sustained by the burnt wood and something slightly aniseed and salty. Quite "Japanese" in its style (provided you forget the toffee ;-) )

Comment: A big nice Sherry, quite archetypal but not that caricatural at the end, and that reminds me of some old heavily sherried bottlings from Bruichladdich or other, younger, from Bunnahabhain. A bit "massive" to my taste, but should be enjoyed by heavy sherry fans.
83/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: medium amber
nose: medium to high intensity, fairly well integrated alcohol (manifested mainly by a freshness like "Tiger Balm"), peat, smoke, sherry aromas of plums, raisins, wine cellar, balsamic vinegar and a dirty touch (sulfur and burnt caramel), I like this default when, as here, it does not dominate the nose but increases its balance and complexity
taste: medium to high intensity, alcohol present but acceptable, taste dominated by the bitterness of burnt caramel and sulfur, completely unbalanced
finish: medium to long
With water: Nose also unbalanced by an excess of "dirt", taste even more unpleasant
Conclusion: An extreme whisky that certainly find its lovers. For me the nose is great without water and is well worth 90 points, the taste is another universe
80/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: Not my preference for the side of burnt sherry. Appears to be already dry on the nose! Evolves on a greenness reminiscent of molasses. Rounds at aeration and loses some unpleasant notes for me.
Mouth: attack in almost Sulphur, moving slowly toward the bitterness of molasses, which foreshadowed the nose. Not my style of whisky. Too ripe Bananas.
Final bitterness of the mouth ....
Conclusion Really not my kind of whisky (too unbalanced on the bitterness) although some may be able to love ....

78/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by ALouis
Color: Dark Amber
Nose: A good dose of caramel and spices, hints of distillation and slightly sulphurous notes of odor of burnt cake.
Mouth: A a little too active cask or too long maturation.
Palate rather astringent, then on the rubber we have a bit of honey, chocolate and a little licorice.
Final: medium with vinous notes.
76/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Corbuso
Colour: Amber
Nose: Yeasty, slightly meaty, sulphury and vegetal. A sherry monster with strong yeasty-sulphury influence.
Taste: Rich, juicy, very fruity, on orange, tangerine, brambleberries, treacle, dates, some sulphur and vegetamine. The finish is long, sticky, syrupy, on sulphur, vegetamine, corn syrup, tangerine, brambleberries and orange maramalde.
Impression: A sherry monster, with too much suplhury-vegetamine flavours to my liking. For the sherry freaks.
74/100

Bunnahabhain

23 years

Collection
Single Cask Series
Age
23 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Master of Malt
Cask
Refill Hogshead
Dates
Distil: 20-10-1989 Bottling: 11-2012
Bottle
3 of 253 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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WDTS2013-02 84/100
Bunnahabhain 23 MoM
Personal Comment
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Savoureur
appearance: Riesling
nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, fresh fruits, peat (mainly as farmy flavors), hot milk, freshness
taste medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, smoth peat and farmy peat, salty, malty sweetness
finish: medium to long

89/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Mars
Nose: rice paper, light lemon, very ripe pear and william pear. Fresh and sweet.

Palate: Fruity sweet/acid, always this good ripe pear.

Finish: Long. Pastry, light peat apple, a little mint, and especially ripe pear fresh well.

Comments: In this style, we are tuching perfection. It is soft, light and very pleasant to drink. The alcohol is very well integrated.

88/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Whiskywardrobe
“Is that a whiff of peat? Seems like a young bourbon cask at high strength. Maybe 10 years old? I would pay around 60€ for it”
This dram has a white wine-like color.
Nose (89): (5)more than average. honey, peat, toffee, citrus, vanilla.
Taste (88): powerful, oily. honey, citrus, spices, vanilla, pepper.
Finish (88): (4)average. honey, spices.

88/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Cocojazzsta
Colour: Straw
Nose: fruity and spicy, fresh fruit (pear) and exotic (pineapple, maracouja), hints of light smoke and pleasant vanilla ginger, some floral notes, a hint slightly navy background
Palate: very soft, the fruit side is less present than in the nose, we are here instead on nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, raisins) with a hint of smoke, there is also a bit oily side which gives a feeling of fullness, alcohol and oak are well integrated, balanced and fun, the final continuous on nuts
88/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Jean-Michel
Colour: Very pale. White wine.

Nose: Surprisingly fragrant. A nice fruity-phenolic combo. Lots of white orchard fruits (mainly apples), but uncommonly enough, the fruits we have here are quite unripe, bringing a pleasant sourness that tease your nostrils. Something rustic and raw, like these ultra-dry Spanish ciders, the one that strip your teeth. Intriguing it is…

Mouth: Starts on some soft vanilla, but the beast quickly wakes up. Beware: hardly no colour nor bubbles, but this is no whisky for sissy! Raw (some may say "austere"), but quite thrilling. Lemony and grassy, with heavy tannins. And quite bitter, but in a rather classy way. Reminds me of some Rosebanks by SMoS I had in the past.

Finish: Long and liquoricy, it ends up on a grapefruity bitterness.

Comment: A rustic malt that keeps its cards closed behind a harmless colour. For those who love uncompromising raw malts.

87/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Piazzolla
Nose: Marshmallow. Honey. White peaches. Flowers. Delicate and elegant. Too well-behaved. Wet wood.
Mouth: nice mouthfeel and smooth, hint of peat, slow evolution of a certain minerality and some white fruit a little too quiet. There are subtle marshmallow nose.
Final: average, mainly on the tip of peat and some minty freshness (see lavender!). A pinch of salt.
Conclusion: A fine malt, balanced and pleasant but a little too well-behaved for me.
86/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Jmputz
Colour: Straw
Quite a fresh nose,with beautiful fruity notes and something as milk. Here we can talk more about subtlety than complexity. The nose is very pleasant despite an intense discretion. Some citrus notes and a little smoke. Everything is very subtle.
The first impression on the palate is nicely marked by slightly peaty notes, slightly bitter (hazelnut) and beautiful fruit notes. Here too, we can speak of a beautiful subtlety. We would have liked this mouth to be more open, a little more alcohol degree to enable it to its full potential.
The finish is long and hazelnut bitterness which was well marked in the mouth predominates here.
86/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Wiski
Colour: Pale gold.

Nose: The nose develops floral notes (especially heath), with notes of candy (honey) on a light background breeze (Menthol). Exotic fruits develop with aeration (pineapple, grapefruit), and a sprinkling of black pepper.

Palate: Sweet, herbaceous tones of floral, with coconut, almond milk, vanilla, honey, while remaining very fresh marine, even mint.

Finale: In the sweet spices and pepper, sweet, light and bubbly.
86/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Roblanza
color: hay
nose: fruity, bananas, apricots and vanilla
taste: very mild, also fruitiness and delicate flavours of wheat and grains, the finish is medium long with subtle sweetness of vanilla

86/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de RX21
Color: Pale Yellow
Nose: Peat
Mouth: Fat Peat , salt, artichoke
Finish: Long

86/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Jbrice
Nose: Immediate. Mineral, lemon vanilla and oak. A little candied pear. I frankly think a nose of white wine.

Palate: The confit side first takes over early to make room for mineral and lemony acidity.

Finish: long and mineral. Some woody hints.

Comments: quite simple and austere whisky, but I like it. Note that I am rarely a fan of this style of whisky but in this case, It is more than OK.
84/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Mapi
Straw color with brown highlights

Nose: light, fresh with notes of white fruit (pear brandy) before giving way to grassy notes (menthol). The alcohol theb brings freshness. Then develops aspects fatter with soot.

Taste: A fluid texture with in a first step a swee impression and then the development of citrus and mainly lemon before soot returning.

Finish: The finish is of medium length. It is the sweetness of cocoa butter before the retro-olfaction offers hints of tar.

84/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Dagde
Nose: It is quite expressive: Honey, lemon yellow, peach yogurt but also nuts (cashews). It's pretty greedy but we feel that behind this facade, there is also something more dry, more lively (spices).

Taste: There's a lot of nuts (which will hold sway in the mouth), chocolate, spices, but also a little honey, very discreet. Water balances a little and recalls the sweetness of the nose (but not the fruit).

Finale: The hazelnut is quickly only with the spices. It's a bit monolithic, while the second mouth announced more contrast.

Comment: The nose is really good,rounded , but its minority appearance dominates the mouth. It is fairly standard although the presence of honey gives the change. Not revolutionary, not bad but could be improved in the mouth.
83/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Jeep
Nose: Rather restrained: butter, marine iodine, salt. With a little aeration some farmy notes appear and intensify to become truly dominant after half an hour.
Palate: Beautiful greasy texture. The mouth is initially a little tinny (aq) but is growing. It is a pretty peat rather earthy, slightly lemony. By cons, something bothers me one of the first flavors that appear: a sweet sensation Haribo Bears candy style, which has not much to do here. Damage
Finish: The finish of medium length, rather floral or soapy
Conclusion: A relatively simple whisky, but flawless nose or mouth will not get me more excited than that
82/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Tomy63
Colour: pale gold.
Nose: very fruity, apple, pear, hints of yellow fruits too. It seems relatively young. A bit of grain, grass clippings too. Rather nice because very fruity.
Taste: Quite sweet, probably about 43%, still a lot of green fruit (apple, pear, apricot, too), cereals, pretty cool.
Finish: medium length, slightly less fresh and less fruity, a little cut grass.
The nose was nice, but the green fruits betray its age, not my style of whisky.
82/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Malt1972
Colour: straw
Nose: very fragrant. Flowery: roses and violets. Also a lot of tropical fruit: melon, pineapple and peaches. Very nice!
Taste: juicy fruit sweetness again. Some stuffed peppers and ginger. Hints of smoke as well. A little thin however.
Finish: not that long. Becomes very dry.

Comment: taste unfortunately doesn't deliver the expectations of the nose.

82/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Singlemalt71
Nose: Fresh (young), sourness, fruity and a little vanilla.

Taste: Sourness, bitter and what is sweet.

Finish: Long, a tingled feeling and some wood tones (bitterness).

81/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Flonews
Colour: very pale

Nose: Smoke immediately, difficult to feel through this screen. Aeration reveals pepper.

Mouth: quite oily, marked by smoke, iodine and alcohol. Fairly basic expression, the smoke gradually dispersed without revealing candid new shades. Aeration is no surprise, but retains its overall coherence.

Final: average, leaves and cardamom notes dries.

Whisky frankly maritime as the nose suggests. The mouth is no surprise but frank and consistent. The wave recedes quickly, without leaving shells. I was hoping for more surprises but the drink is still well done.
80/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Pierrebzh
Color: white wine with light golden reflections

Nose: vegetal with a hint of peat, it is apparently (seen the color and nose) a young, whisky I perceive also notes of green apples. The nose appears to me as rather dry it lacks fullness.

Taste: Very light, whereas nose sugar was not there I find sugar in the mouth and still peaty notes that it is very unusual, still vegetal and floral, then I do not know if having tested sample 1 befores helps it to succeed. Notes of quite ripe melon are present together with lemonade.

Finale: Short, little depth and I can barely describe what I have in the mouth. I do not like this whisky.
75/100

Bunnahabhain

10 years

Collection
Le Puits à Whisky
Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
Cask
Sherry
Dates
Distil: 2001
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WDTS2012-01 81/100
Bunnahabhain paw 10
Personal Comment
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Mars
Nose: Nuts, figs, chocolate, tangerine, oily, grapes.
Palate: Oily, rough, peach and mandarin. Pleasant.
Final: Figs, nuts, chocolate, mandarin, spices, delicate exotic fruit, cinnamon. Average longer.

Comments: Very pleasant to drink, nice marriage between the fruits and the aromas of the sherry. Aeration destroyed the balance a little. Water didn't add anything
89/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Pale, white wine, straw.
Nose: first sour nose, white wine vinegar. Maybe a touch of peat, a little mineral also, as a distant echo of the seaside salt. Gradually, a little fresh mint finely proportioned. Herbaceous notes. Hint of leather. A little more time allowed him to develop some very pleasant notes between caramel and fruit pulp, fruit, raspberry, red currant or cassis.
Adding water increases significantly the fade, harmony and balance, making the nose longer greedy, even more seductive.
Mouth: oily, an impression of peat behind a fruit concentrate very sweet, almost honeyed.
Water clearly rounded the mouth, made ​​much more easy drinkable, but the slight hint of peat disappeared.
Final: In continuation of the mouth, warm and nice length.
Surprisingly, while the water removes the hint of peat on the palate, it increases it in the final.

Comment: A certain originality, a well done whisky, well born, a pleasant and interesting profile. Although not absolutely essential, water makes a slight improvement
88/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by mapi
color: gold with copper highlights
The nose is fresh, pungent and minty. I note the scent of fresh fruit (pineapple) and earl gray tea. Structured and round and complex whisky.
The palate is fresh with a beautiful substance. Alcohol is present and gives depth. I find mint and a hint of anise. Then come the spices and finally the quince especially on the side round and smooth.
The finish has a hint of bitterness. The average length is with a sense of fruit paste.

Altogether a nice consistency, a good impression
88/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: yellow Gold
nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, light peat and smoke, soft vanilla, red fruits, warm milk
taste: alcohol is well integrated, fairly quiet start, then grows in intensity to become medium, well in line with the nose with the difference that the peat / smoke are most evident in the end of taste and in the finish
finish: medium
With water: same flavors on the nose, in the taste the peat is more present / dominant, I prefer without water
Conclusion: A whisky that knows how to charm as well on analytical tasting and on dramming just for fun
87/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Amor57
The first nose is marked by a pretty intense fruity and woody, with no excess tannins and violet. Development is done on a significant marine side, smoked tea, sour cream, oregano and intensification of fruitiness. This is not very rich but the flavors are very precise, very clear. The palate is clean and crisp, on the flavors and fragrances found during the nosing, with some caramel and more. The finish is on the mild, with cream seasoned with spices and a hint of anchovy.
One simple whisky, harmonious and pleasant, a "clean" cask.
86/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Jmputz
Color: Gold
A pleasant nose marked by notes of wet hay, but sadly also some hints of yeast, fortunately very discrete. After a few minutes of aeration these minor inconveniences disappear completely. Brings up hints of mint that give the whole a nice freshness that was absent at the first nosing.
On the palate, this whisky shows itself flawless. By also no exuberance. A pleasant malty feeling, delicate and smooth. Muesli, a hint of milk chocolate, a nice balance.
The finish is long and does not contrast with the mouth. The same impression of a peaceful good flawless whisky.
85/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Corbuso
Colour: Gold
Nose: Slightly peaty, round, with some sea brine, other light maritime influence and toffee.
Taste: Round, mellow, peaty, maritime, salty, on toffee, fudge, some chocolate, tar, and honey. The finish is medium, maritime, slightly floral and fragrant, with some fudge, tar, honey and light grassy notes.
Impression: A mellow and medium peated whisky, slightly weak but easy drinking. A soft introduction to peated whiskies.
84/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Roblanza
color: dark straw
nose: mild flowery, vanilla and fresh oak
taste: smooth taste of vanilla, fresh oak and hay-like notes, a smooth but short finish with hints of vanilla and dry hay
84/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Straw.
Nose: Starts on discreet phenols associated at first with cooked veggies (boiled cabbage?), and then with crystalized fruits (candied angelica and tangerine). Becomes really interesting now with subtle notes of bergamot and chamomile. And perhaps just a dash of peach juice and white chocolate.
Mouth: Smooth and silky. A bit too smooth, actually. Lacks a bit of punch (43%?), but not of flavours. Diluted honey. Acacia flower beignets. Lemon drops. And a light haze of cold smoke in the background.
Finish: Collapses before long. Is an excessive dilution to be blamed?
Comment: A delicate malt that reminds me of some production from the Orcades or Northern Territories for its honeyed and delicately smoky character. Such a shame that the mouth turns out to be a bit weak...
84/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by PatGVA
Clear straw color
Nose: floral, patchouli, vetiver, nice buttery, licorice, ginger intense round
Mouth: butter not very intense burning a little lack of complexity
Final: short unsteadiness
84/100
WDTS2012-01
Commentaire de Dagde
Color: Gold
Nose: Sweet. Licorice (pulling it towards peat), the yellow fruit (peach), lemongrass. With aeration, there are some hints of milk chocolate and cinnamon. Some bakers fragrances come last. Despite a dominant sugar, salt arrives to find a place. Fairly delicate nose and chiseled.
Palate: Again licorice as a harbinger of a very light peat, with salt. The binder still soft on the spicy fruit and a hint of chocolate. Everything is very consistent but too stripped.
Finale: Too Short. Milk chocolate. Some bitterness and cinnamon. The aftertaste is back on the licorice.

Conclusion: A very nice nose. The rest does not follow with a dilution of flavors that make it too timid. The finish is definitely too short.
83/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: a background of new make (brine), apricot jam and almond paste in the aeration
Mouth: the new make really clear in the attack on the palate; little bitterness not disturbing. It is very salty.
Proximity with mustard.
Finish: long spicy finish on one side and salty
83/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Arno
Nose: Peat looking very diluted with waves - but annoying - of combustion notes, bitumen cooling, smoke and fresh tobacco (which is a little better). Followed by a set a bit messy with yellow fruit compote, coconut milk, a medicinal side, pepper, salt. Aeration makes it very mineral, with cold ashes, and a few herbs and freshly waxed leather.
Mouth: very dilute and bitter on the peat, or rather burned plastic. Behind these unpleasant notes, some bay leaves, herbs, pepper and a vague fruity hint, with some caramel.
Final: Notes on mineral & burnt, with salt and licorice
Conclusion: very monolithic, lacking some body in the mouth, poor nose. average.
81/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: rather fresh (mineral) and marginally marine (iodine / smoke). Lacks some expressiveness (too reduced) but elegant. Evolves towards the cough syrup!
Mouth: very nice silky texture and sensuous. Perfumes however are struggling to express themselves. Buttered side. The lack of density is frustrating .... Curiously vegetal.
final: short
Conclusion The nose intrigues, mouth disappoints while being pleasant. But ultimately, a bit deceiving.
80/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Bpoujol
Colour: gold.
Sweet nose, toffee. Pastry. A little grassy. Original.
Mouth: sweet, pastry. Little complex.
Final moderately long, not very intense. Malted. Slightly woody.
Original profile to which I not catch.

80/100
WDTS2012-01
Color: White Wine
Nose: Alcohol fairly discreet. Presence of yellow fruits, fairly sweet. Reminds me of a wine cask finish. Impression present throughout the tasting.
Mouth: same impression as on the nose (finish). Alcohol equally discreet, well-controlled. Higher presence of fruits than in the nose, as expected.
Finish: Medium to long, in the line of nose and mouth.

Whisky is flawless, pretty linear.
80/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by TTN
Colour: Straw
Nose: Oatmeal with apples, apple cider, a small farmer side. Reminds me of an "isle of Jura."
Taste: Light, lack of consistency. A little honey, caramel and orange zest, orange liqueur.
Final: Fairly short.
Overall impression: Personality but lack of intensity and texture, too bad!
78/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Alexandre
The nose, warm and discreet, is dominated by coffee and roasted grains. Not very expressive, it also has traces of yellow fruit and maple syrup. In this very gentle, but still without a suitable expression, airing highlights hints of pine.
The mouth remains sadly the main defect of the nose: it is too weak. The attack is aqueous, on cereals and citrus fruits. We also have a fashion maple syrup and a little smoke. Aeration expands a bit the attack, with a beautiful appearance of yellow fruit.
The final medium length, is dominated by cigar leaf and citrus. We also have a few farm notes.

Finally, a whisky too weak to fully express itself.
76/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by ALouis
Color: straw yellow
Nose: Starts on the cough syrup and overcooked caramel .
Behind this dominant caramel there are spices, dried fruits and vinous notes.
Taste: Quite rough, slightly fruity and spicy and we have honey and nuts.
Final: medium with vanilla and notes of old rum.
75/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Malt1972
Colour: old gold
Nose: hmm, strange nose, light, malty, cereal grains, not very inviting
Tasting: nutty, a little spicy, lots of bitterness
Finish: short and spicy

Not my cup of tea. Very unbalanced whisky. Goes to nowhere.

68/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Dede
Color: White Wine
Nose: The first contact is austere, mineral (chalk). Not very engaging. A little fruit shading (pear), vanilla fragrance and especially grappa is becoming more and more dominant. The second tasting confirmed the dominance of grape brandy.
Palate: The attack is watery and the middle not very expressive. Without it being burning, there is still the taste of alcohol, and a certain sweetness tempered by hints of wet cardboard. Perhaps a hint of citrus acidity and also still those notes of brandy second tasting confirmed.
Final:: Short and not very tasty.

Conclusion: I may have missed something somewhere, but this malt seems to have very little to tell. These scents grappa remind me a whisky which is very young, immature, yet there is nothing repulsive here, that seems to confirm the second tasting.
65/100
WDTS2012-01
Comment by Blackmalt
Color: gold
Discrete and fresh nose. A bit of sweet caramel and cold coffee with a smell of old waxed and dusty furniture. Frankly not all that terrible. It is soft, very dull and expressionless. I feel nothing else. Though, alcohol burning nose.
Mouth over this. Bitter. And that's all. At least it is in line with the nose.
Short and bitter finish. Maybe a little spice back ... That's it.

Comment: 65 just for the continuity of the three sets. Namely, a sad trio. My notes are short but I do not know what else to say. If this alcohol has the 40% required for the name "whisky"?
65/100

Bunnahabhain

Peated, 3 years old

Collection
Le Puits à Whisky
Age
3 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
Dates
Distil: 2007
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WDTS2012-02 81/100
Bunnahabhain 3 years Puits à whisky
Personal Comment
WDTS2012-02
Comment by mapi
Color: colorless but with low straw glare
The nose is immediately marked by smoke and iodine. Then it grows on asphalt before moving on to very floral notes, white pepper and parsley last. Smoke away much aeration.
The mouth is oily with a good presence of alcohol I note aromas of burned pie crust. Then it returns to the flavors found in the nose and including parsley. The palate is well balanced overall.
The finish is long, peppery and herbal.

Looks like a new make spirit with a very short passage in the barrel. Very interesting.
89/100
WDTS2012-02
Comment by Malt1972
Colour: clear to pale yellow
Nosing: soft, sweet, peaty, lemon fruit
Tasting: peaty, citrus fruit, lemon zest, later on becoming salty
finish: salty, good balance between fruits and smoke
88/100
WDTS2012-02
Comment by RX21
Color: Pale yellow almost white
Nose: Vetiver, artichoke, lemon, peat
Mouth: Peat, iodine, orange juice, tangerine
Final: Peaty, on vegetal (fern, artichoke)
87/100
WDTS2012-02
Comment by Alexandre
The nose is clearly dominated by a slight peat, very medicinal (ether) together with a little camphor. We also have a small influence industrial port, with oil, all intertwined with a beautiful fresh marine (sea breeze). Ultimately, a very complex nose but too quiet.

The palate is sweet (almond, orange). Then, we peat so that more fat and nose with a little oil. The set remains light. With aeration, was an affirmation of his shy nature, with rocky on the finish, but it's still soft.

The final average is on peat and smoke. It's nice, albeit a little ramonant. With aeration, cold ashes and lime appear.

In conclusion, a good whisky, fine and subtle, which unfortunately suffers from a lack of power.


86/100
WDTS2012-02
Comment by Dede
Color: Almost Clear
Nose: frankly peaty. Does not lace. Oily peat, coal tar, iodine, lemon, all markers of a young south shore'' Islay'' are there. Well, there have been more complex ones, but in it's style, there arises nose. Archetypal.
Palate: The attack is soft, almost watery and gains in power. Otherwise, in the palate we find what we had on the nose. Oily peat, iodine, lemon, all backed by a rich texture that lines the palate. Licorice too.
Finish: Long, very peaty, on ash and licorice.

Conclusion: A young Islay in all its glory ... and simplicity. It reminds me of a young Lagavulin as the "Classic of Islay" despite a lower corpulence. To reserve for Peat Freaks. I am ...
86/100
WDTS2012-02
Comment by Roblanza
color: very light almost water
nose: heavy peat, floral notes, mildly like spirit
taste: floral notes, peat, still 'spirity' even after 10 minutes in the glass, floral notes also in the finish and also peat, it's 'okay-balanced'
84/100
WDTS2012-02
Comment by Bpoujol
Color: transparent / white wine.
Nose is soft, light. Smoke. Vegetal peat . Herbes de Provence.
The taste is sweet, very light. Very peaty. Lot of smoke. Peaty water.
Long, pretty intense. Smoke.
Or a young whisky or the cask was not very active.
84/100
WDTS2012-02
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Very clear, almost colorless.
Nose: nose immediately on a first oily peat, sweet, round, almost comfortable, even cozy. Is enriched by the sequence of notes of white wine vinegar. Hints of cosmetics, on the soap. A hint of rancio?
Adding water does not change the profile of the nose, but amplifies it, somehow. It becomes more generous.
Palate: Texture and fat peat speaking similarly to the nose. Very rounded, perhaps too, almost pommadant.
The water makes the mouth is rather plain and the role very quickly surdilution.
Finale: Start on a big wave of bitterness on swallowing peat which falls immediately. Powerful but little of good length, brings fragrances artichoke, fennel, slightly astringent.
Like the mouth, the final loses much of its appeal as soon as the first drops of water.

Comment: A very peaty classic profile such as is found quite often. However, it is rather well done in this style. A kind of standard? Avoid water.
84/100
WDTS2012-02
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: almost colorless (a slight yellowish hint)
nose: medium to high intensity, fairly well integrated alcohol, dry peat, fruit (green apple) antiseptic
tatse: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, peat and a little fruityness
finish: medium
Conclusion:
A young peat monster. Well done in his style but it's definitely not the kind of whisky that i prefer
83/100
WDTS2012-02
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: spirit, peat, pear, a little smoke in the background
Mouth alcohol under control. The palate is supple. The aromas of the nose are present, coated with a nice sweetness, without being disgusting as is the case in very young whiskies or not old enough to be called "single malt" ... ;))
Finish: long and warm
83/100
WDTS2012-02
Comment by Piazzolla
Peaty nose, iodine and sweet as a first approach. Appears (too) reduced. A little bit animal.
Palate: On the ash and a strong minerality. Oily texture. Smoky more than peaty.
Moderately long finish apart from the natural persistence (and bitterness) of the peat.

Conclusion No malfunction but too typical (Islay) to make a difference. Lack of complexity but may delight fans of smoked malt in its purity.
82/100
WDTS2012-02
Comment by Jmputz
Color: White Wine
A mixture of peat, ash and yeast characterizes the nose that is still quite linear throughout. This nose seems to announce a whisky playing in the registry that I like the least ... I have always been hampered by the presence of yeast in my whisky.
On the palate this whisky does not develop much flavor but does not present neither the slightest defect. However, it lacks body. Nice texture, subtle hints of mocha, no aggression and beautiful presence, however.
The finish is quite long and is very agreeable. Also here chocolate dominates.

The nose was quite daunting but the mouth and especially the final saved this whisky a catastrophic rating.
81/100
WDTS2012-02
Comment by Arno
First, it is a very clear liquor which is offered under. What does it cover?
Nose: Welcome to the garage! Beautiful range of rubber on the bottom of bitumen, it's a damn evil peat that comes there ... Otherwise, a note of a misidentified fruit (lemon? kiwi?), and a few flowers (do not would there be a little violet, anyway?). A little pepper and salt, and aromatic herb.
Mouth: an aqueous attack well, with the prominent rubber, and a little pepper. Diluted to the point of developing a side vegetable: zucchini, seasoned with a little thyme! A bit of black olive & heather finish.
Final: a peat drier - much to my taste - and pepper. Maybe some floral fragrances?
Conclusion: Really strange! However, it was fun and curious. Unlucky for the diluted side, and I could almost like it without tires.

81/100
WDTS2012-02
Comment by Amor57
The nose is heavily peated, with distant hints of apple and iodine. With aeration, and by searching carefullyI find they the eucalyptus, melted butter, chewed pencil. And then? On the palate is soft, a mixture of peat and green salad, flavored with cumin and fish. The finale, a beautiful length, is dominated by peat with rare hints of coffee and licorice.
A whisky that has no defects. But it is very far from my cup of tea, as well because of the peat than because of its simplicity. To reserve for peat freaks.
81/100
WDTS2012-02
Commentaire de Dagde
Colour: pale white wine
Nose: Peat well this, somewhat oil. It's powerful and it leaves little room for fruit. One smells a little lemon and banana. Classical but always intriguing.
Palate: Peat is direct but fairly round, warm. Much like the nose, it takes a little bit marked flavors generating the sweet roundness. This is rather monolithic with the emergence of barley and not very balanced.
Final: On the peat so basic.

Conclusion: A whisky without surprise that sends the peat at the forefront, somewhat neglecting the second-best flavors. Enjoyable for peat amateur but also completely dispensable.
81/100
WDTS2012-02
Comment by ALouis
Color: White Wine
Nose: starts on a cold peat ash, pear and apple.
A relatively young whisky with hints of new spirit.
Some vegetal notes and malt in the background.
Palate: The peat is present in the mouth on cold ashes, followed by some citrus.
It then evolves on sweet notes, cane sugar and almond syrup.
Finish: rather short on peat and sugar.

78/100
WDTS2012-02
Comment by Mars
Nose: Pear, new make, oily. Citrusy after aeration.
Palate: Soft, watery.
Final: Thyme, a little peat. A little lemon after aeration.

Comments: drinkable but not very interesting. Works better with some aeration.
78/100
WDTS2012-02
Color: Water
Nose: peaty, peaty and peaty again. Alcohol is very discreet.
Palate: In the line of the nose. (peat)
Finish: Medium to long in the line of the nose and mouth.
78/100
WDTS2012-02
Comment by Corbuso
Nose: Very peaty, clean, young and smooth, on hemp rope and some tar.
Taste: Smooth, young to very young, smooth, with some hemp rope and pears drops. The finish is short, smooth and peaty
Impression: An immature whisky (or with a negligible wood interaction), rather close to the Caol Ila new make
75/100
WDTS2012-02
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Almost colourless

Nose: Young and phenolic. Vanilla and white chocolate. Quite some menthol. Floral and aromatic. Reminds me of young uncomplex and fair 8 to 10 years old Caol Ila that can be found in Jean Boyer’s warehouses.

Mouth: Cold smoke and diluted lemon juice. Sour cream. Poorly washed ashtray. Dust and humid ashes. “Stale beer” feeling you often get with over-diluted malts (40% ?). Overripe pears and a touch of apricot stone liqueur. Getting acrid after a while. Black cumin seed.

Finish: Very salty now, getting more and more bitter.

Comment: A simple and informal phenolic malt rather nice on the nose, but too bitter on the finish.
73/100
WDTS2012-02
Comment by TTN
Color: colorless or nearly so. The color intrigues and worries (a new spiritor or a not very active cask?)
Nose: Powerful but not violent. It smells alcohol freshly collected from the still with fresh fruit (especially pears and plums) and grains (malted barley). Anyway, it does not seem to have reached the legal age to be called Scotch whisky.
Mouth: sweet (very likely reduced) pear but also smoke, fire. I feared the worst but it's still enjoyable if a bit monolithic.
Finish: Warming and quite long. burned tire .
Overall impression: I think immature!

Even if it's not unpleasant I feel helpless to assign an appreciation and even a note ...
50/100

Bunnahabhain

Dun Bheagan 22 years

Collection
Dun Bheagan
Age
22 years
Alcohol percentage
45,1 %
Bottler
Ian McLeod
Cask
Hogshead
Dates
Distil: 1989 Bottling: 2012
Bottle
795 btls
Particularity
(casks 5820,5826, 5827)
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Forum 84/100
Personal Comment
Color: Gold
The nose is very nice, though a bit austere on dried fruits, cashew nuts. A nice bitterness slowly moving discreetly to fruity notes. After a few minutes of ventilation, very beautiful and fresh notes of green fruits complete the picture. Complex and balanced.
The palate is progressive with a sort of crescendo. Again the notes of nuts are present. Again it is the subtlety and balance that characterize this refined whisky.
The finish is long and the perfect extension of the mouth.
89/100

Bunnahabhain

46

Age
7 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Gaja Red wine hogshead
Cask number
single cask 14010
Dates
Distil: 2006 Bottling: 2014
Bottle
358 btls
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83/100
Personal Comment
Colour: Old gold
A very pleasant nose although failing to present a nice complexity. Slightly vinous notes cover dry fruits, cashew nuts and a light veil of smoke passes through behind it.
A flawless nose.

The first attack in the palate is nice too, and here too we find those vinous hints well represented despite their discretion. No wonder, this malt has stayed in a barrel of red wine. Here too, it is very consensual, very well done but without much fuss.
A final fully in line with the mouth and nose.
Unpretentious whisky, but represents an unusual high qualtiy for money.
83/100

Bunnahabhain: not in collection

Bunnahabhain

1980-2012, Bourbon hogshead

Age
31 years
Alcohol percentage
46,8 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 12038
Dates
Distil: 1980 Bottling: 2012
Bottle
220 btls
Particularity
cask strength
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88/100
Personal Comment
Commentaire de Loic43
Blind tasting
Nose: A basket of yellow fruits, and dark and a little honey. Besides that expresses mineral and herbaceous notes. The balance I like a lot!
Latter appear spices (nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon, ginger)

Mouth: the start is very sweet (is there any alcohol?) and dominated by fruits, in line with the nose. Bitterness sets in and lasts until the final. The herbaceous side of the nose is also found in the mouth with a little peppermint.

Finish: rather short, bitterness fades first.

A very good whiskey but lacks a bit of complexity to transport me completely.

87/100

Bunnahabhain

1973-2008 35 yo

Collection
Second series: Sharks
Age
35 years
Alcohol percentage
50,1 %
Bottler
The Whisky Agency
Dates
Distil: 1973 Bottling: 2008
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90/100
Personal Comment
Comment by Johan Brugge
Nose:
First thing I noticed when I opened the bottle were big sherry and walnuts flavours. Very strong sherry even. After 10-12 minutes breathing there is much more going on. More peat notes, soft fruity notes. Not a lot of oak even though it’s a 35yo whisky.

Mouth:
Salty, a faint flavour of citrus that slightly reminds me of an older Caol Ila. It’s a bit peppery on the tongue. The sherry is still there but not as prominent as in the nose. Amazingly it's hard to find oaky influences. There is a bit more smoke and just of touch of peat.
With water it becomes really delicious! Lots of fresh fruit, sherry notes, peat, smoke all in perfect balance. No more pepper on my tongue but loads of soft flavours.

Finish:
Long, kind of sweet. It sticks to my mouth and cheeks. With water it’s even longer. I’m glad I opened this baby! I shall enjoy this one a lot.
90/100

Bunnahabhain

Vintage 1997 - peated - cask 5275

Age
9 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
refill butt
Cask number
single cask 5275
Dates
Distil: 1997 Bottling: 2006
Bottle
303 of 734 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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79/100
Personal Comment
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
cask 5275, bottle 303/734
Colour: Mighty bright white wine, looking great, held against the sun there are (spoken poetically) plenty golden sparks to be seen.....
Nose: Very charming soft peat (cold candles, cigar ash) combined with clear hints of lemon and grapefruit juice in an almost perfect balance. But, alas, I miss the coastal aromes, a whiff from the sea, this one could pass as maybe one of them peated speysiders.
Taste: Fine and easy. The pleasureful peat-citrus combination is accomplished with a good pinch of smooth oriental spices: Cumin, cinnamon, cloves, tomato paste, freshly ground pepper (not an indian meal, but a bit in this direction) there's a soft but disturbing touch of yoghurt or sour cream.
Finish: Medium long, the spices are busy for the longest ! time.
Conc.: No great complexity but a very fine every-day-dram but I'd loved it better with some sea salt instead of the yoghurt.
Sept. 8. 2008
79/100
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Mighty bright, Chablis held against the sun, there are hundreds of golden sparks to see in the glass (poetically spoken). I don't know why I sometimes prefer brighter whiskies to darker ones (We should discuss this matter later in the Forum....).
Nose: Strong peat is the first impression, later there are floral notes, green tea, leather, honeyflowers and a strong zest of lemon. I guess this is one of them peated Highland-malts. A little sour note like sour cream or yoghurt. What I am missing here is a salty or fishy note, like a whiff from the sea.
Taste: Peat being very busy, white rock sugar, the strong citrus note mentioned above, even grapefruits. The sour cream note gets a little disturbing, I guess a sea whiff would do much better. The interplay of peat and ci! trus is very interesting and delightful nevertheless.
Finish: I call this medium long; peat fading into a smooth bitterness.
Conc.: An uncomplicated and joyful dram despite the strange sour milk note
Date: 9/15/2008
79/100

Bunnahabhain

Cask strength collection 1987

Collection
Cask strength Collection
Age
9 years
Alcohol percentage
59 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
Refill sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 5272
Dates
Distil: 1-12-1997 Bottling: 12-2-2007
Bottle
309 of 645 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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BT2007 0/100
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

Cask Strength Collection 1978

Age
26 years
Alcohol percentage
54,6 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
Sherry
Dates
Distil: 1978
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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84/100
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

1990-2006

Collection
MacPhail's
Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
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79/100
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

1991-2006

Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
45 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask
Sherry butt
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85/100
Bunnahabhain 14 Gordon & MadPhail
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

Rare Auld 1968-2006

Age
37 years
Alcohol percentage
42,9 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Cask number
single cask 7010
Dates
Distil: 1968 Bottling: 2006
Bottle
322 of 350 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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94/100
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

Twenty Three

Collection
Barrel Selection, 20yo & older
Age
23 years
Alcohol percentage
45,7 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask
Sherry PX finish
Dates
Distil: 1989 Bottling: 2013
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength (casks 5817/18)
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WDTS2013-05 86/100
Bunnahabhain 23 WM
Personal Comment
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Loic43
Nose: Toffee, fudge, exotic fruits, white fruits, dry fruits. After a few minutes it becomes complex and well architected. Later some spices are felt. A little leather and blond tobacco. Balance is always good!
With water fruity flavors open out, other ingredients becoming a little secondary. It is always very well balanced.

Palate: gorgeous! I'm having trouble using the spittoon with this one ... Alcohol is perfectly integrated, we can find here all the ingredients and the complexity of the nose.
Whith water whisky becomes silky, always superb.

Finish: Long, hot, with a very slight hint of bitterness over.

Comment: Great malt! I love it!

91/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de ALouis
Color: Gold
Nose: starts on a beautiful marine peat fire, seaweed, oysters and a lot of grain.
Then we have more gourmand notes of sherry? On dried fruits and spices.
Palate: well balanced, peat is less marked than in the nose while sherry notes are present.
A lot of spices, dried fruits, dark chocolate and a slight peat and marine notes.
Finish: rather long on a mix sherry peat pretty well.
90/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Jmputz
Color: Gold
The nose has a mixture of sherry and fruit dominating in turn. This diversity gives an interesting complexity. A hint of cut grass is even present after a few moments.
On the palate, very complex, at least a rapid variation in the range of tastes. Based on floral notes, one quickly reaches the sherry, then something more bitter to return to a pleasant sweetness of ripe fruit after a few moments.

The finish is long as desired, but only retains the last impression of the mouth, the ripe fruit.
89/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Singlemalt71
Nose: Nice spicy (powerful), sherry tones, raisins, fresh cigars, little smoky wood tones and some chocolate.

Taste: Very spicy, woody tones (little bit bitterness) and a subtle sweetness (liquorice).

Finish: Long and spicy.

89/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Jbrice
Nose: pears in syrup, applesauce, quince jelly. Almond paste, hazelnut powder and Play Doh dough! It may sound strange but it's what this whisky makes me think of! That said, the nose is very pleasant. Strong woody hints after aeration and quite a lot of oriental spices (cumin, raz el anout).

Palate: Concentrated, slightly evanescent. Tangy, spicy.

Finish: long on spices

Comments: A whisky tasting which may seem conventional when reading. Nevertheless, I find it very good as it has a long finish and is round.
88/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Dagde
Nose: A lovely aromatic density immediately . Almonds, white flowers, caramel, dark chocolate, raspberry. With the opening few notes of soap and a smoke touch appear above. There was then the mineral (cold stone) and especially exotic notes which will explode. Curry too but primarily a cocktail accompanying a meat dish (with fire) and spicy , but also sweet Turkish delight recalling fat, rose alcohol. The approach, still with the iodine tends to invite us to dinner at other latitudes. An exotic nose with flavors of travel silted but deserved a stronger rooting. Prolonged opening asleep a little with the return of cold stone .

Palate: Too bad the warm charm of the nose is lost. It has a sharp attack on dark chocolate (pretty good incidentally) and then on the fresh orange with some rose (but it's still a non obstrusive). Then come oriental touches (couscous vegetables) , the smoked meat (still feel the fire) but without really breaking. No need for water (which just may drown), the texture is very good. It's not ultra- complex and it's a bit linear input but it is progressing well iafter a short while.

Final: warm spices and milk chocolate. We find without any aggressiveness the oriental notes and simmered meat notes (they would have liked more pugnacious). The aftertaste is coal and chocolate , with a mineral freshness.

Comment: A charming whisky. It is one of those drams that send pictures and moods by their scents (like a Talisker 57 North evokes an island in the storm). We share a little in the East but also in North Africa with a spicy and delicious invitation. It is not without flaws of course (dark chocolate too invasive in the mouth , lack of balance and power), but it's a nice discovery.
88/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Savoureur
appearance: yellow gold
nose: low to medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, exotic fruits (mango, papaya), marshmallows, cinnamon, very nice, a shame the nose lacks a bit of intensity to reach the milestone of 90 points
taste: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, Big Red chewing gum, marshmallows, cumin, dry peat on the finish (? amazing, I had no trace of peat during the rest of the tasting)
finish: medium
88/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Whiskywardrobe
“Interesting whisky with a hint of wood and PX”
This dram has a gold-like color.

Nose (89): (5)more than average. honey, citrus, floral, spices, cinnamon, wood, candies.

Taste (87): powerful, oily. honey, citrus, wood, spices, apples, cocoa.

Finish (87): (5)longer than average. honey, wood, cocoa.

88/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Jeep
Nose: First dust and hot sand. Let's wait. Very difficult to engage. Some sweet notes: honey, fruit cake. Some malt. Very light notes of praline and salted caramel. After more than 45 minutes, it finally began to fully unfold. It was then much fruit: apricots, mango ... Finally we have to wait but it is very good.
Palate: Lots of roundness, sweetness: honey, sugar, light toasted notes, some fruit without them is being frankly severable. Blond tobacco, and a bit of wood. Nice, sweet, well done, very balanced.
Finish: Medium length and always on the sweetness. We much saliva.
Conclusion: The palate is nice, flawless. Nose when it is at first very closed and opens with fruity notes very pleasant. A very delicious whisky with a lot of potential with the opening bottle
87/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Corbuso
Colour: Gold
Nose: Rich, floral, intense, with some fruits of the orchards as well as some notes of peach. Rather complex.
Taste: Very smooth, rich, round, intense, floral, rather waxy, with some cardamom, humus, and light fruity notes. The finish is medium to long, waxy, on fruit jam, a hint of smoke, some grassy notes and pink grapefruit.
Impression: A rather heavy and waxy whisky, rich and fruity, well balanced and matured. A type of whiskies that I enjoy savouring.

87/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Applecross
Nose: Little smoke with a whiff of sea, a short impression of an old bottle, little alcohol, a bit vegetal, mouldy,
With water some traces of vanilla, coconut, somehow fresh
Palate: Alcohol more present, zesty and also a bit ethereal,
with water more pleasant in the first impression but also more boring, better w/o water
Finish: Long, a little bitter chocolate, more alcohol than expected from nosing,
Dry mouth feel but sweet at the same time, flavours cryptically, a whisky to discover.

86/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de RX21
Color: Gold
Nose: Exotic fruits (mango, pineapple, apricot)
Mouth: Rice powder, sake, cinnamon, coming back of exotic fruits
Finish:Short

86/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Samhain
Colour: dark gold.
Nose: strong fruitiness with peaches and ripe pears followed by sweet cakes.
Palate: fruity, some peaches, pears, later on some lemon sorbet and sweet herbal notes, a hint of smoke at the end?
Finish: medium long.

Overall: very nice and complex dram, needs some time while drinking.

84/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Mathieutaz13
Nose: At the opening of the sample, it is bright (orange peel) on notes of pastry dough and raw butter pie .
The alcohol is well integrated , the dress does not cling to the glass, it is surely a whisky at 43%; added to its beautiful color with hints of old gold that makes me think this malt is at least twenty years old!
Aeration brings out a little more cinnamon and green notes with anise and melon (adding water -to avoid- reinforcing the almost leguminous green side ... )

Taste: It was an attack on a wave of fruit that was unexpected at the nose and well sweet that invaded the palate with notes of toasted grains unfortunately swept by a mix melon/green almond with a ( too ) high bitterness !
Adding water will not make a miracle for my taste because it highlights the woody side and increases the sensation of bitterness ...

Conclusion : Bitterness dominates and it is quite evanescent

This may be a lowland or (too) old central highland Glenturret kind?
The green side and bitterness too pronounced imbalance a malt yet having a nice nose and an attack ... it's a shame !
84/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Wiski
Colour: Old gold.
Nose: pastry notes of marzipan, cookie butter, butterscotch, wax (waxed floor), slightly cool on the mint, lemon.
Adding a water feature develops notes of apple and pear, and more floral and herbaceous notes.
Taste: Rather sweet of caramel, citrus, and quite raised on sweet spices (ginger, nutmeg). Grows on (very floral even) more floral notes, including heather, purple (dried flowers).
With water, much creamier, more flexible.
Final: On dry fruits (prunes, raisins).
83/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Kundalini
Nose: very weak, citrus fruits, not very complex
Mouth: bubble bath foam, peppermint, dark chocolate, very light
Finish: medium long, garden herbs

83/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Dekyriel
Color: Copper with green reflections
Nose: Evokes the scent of young creamy sherry, vinous. Dry almonds, walnuts, walnut, figs, raisins. Shoot meat extract (eg viandox.)
Opens possibly more suave smooth, honeyish, cooler.
Taste: anise, brown sugar. Cinnamon, malt, hint of smoke. All in all, a little sherry complex for my taste.
Final: Return of the hot meat, caramelized sweet. Turns sour, dry.
Comment: The water makes it more salty, more wooded. Not bad at all but unimaginative.
82/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Flonews
Color: beautiful amber highlights.

Nose: Light but very nice. Herbaceous notes with a hint of interesting acidity.

Palate: powerful turning quickly on woody notes. Development on quickly astringent and slightly bitter spice. All fades quickly. The water peak crush perfume but reveals more flavors. However, the whole is mostly woody and grassy, less fleeing but relatively little trunk. The bitter finish is unfortunately still very present.

Final: medium length, the spice turns on cereals and the bitterness of tea brewed too.

The first perfumes are a lot of promises but lack the brew length and development to be really interesting. However, it is far from unpleasant. Cordial or aperitif. Leaving him time, it sets a pleasant atmosphere.
81/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Jean-Michel
Colour: Burnished.
Nose: Very atypical. Uncommon flavours. Things are happening in there, but they are difficult to pin down. Perhaps some Chinese sweet and sour dish. Roasted pork and pineapple. And quite some grated dry bark. Guarana powder.
Mouth: Oh yes! Lots of honey roasted pork indeed! Roasted and smoked! Hickory smoked ham. You can call it peat, but this is a very strange kind of peat. Very sweet and very… hamy. Unfortunately, the sourness has vanished, and the low ABV (43%?) emphasizes a lack of crispiness.
Finish: Really too sugary now (quite cloying, actually), and getting strangely bitter. An uncommon combo.
Comment: Strange whisky from A to Z. I found it fun at first and liked the nose quite much, but gave up after a while because of its heavy sugariness.

78/100

Bunnahabhain

Dun Bheagan 12 years 1997-2010 peated

Collection
Dun Bheagan
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Ian McLeod
Cask
hogshead
links & average quote
89/100
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

Daily Dram: Bunnahabhain 9 yo

Collection
The Nectar of Daily Drams
Age
9 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Bresser&Timmer / The Nectar
Cask
oloroso sherry
Dates
Distil: 2001 Bottling: 2010
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum 87/100
Bunnahabhain 9 dd
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

38 years

Age
38 years
Alcohol percentage
43,1 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Cask number
single cask 11571
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
links & average quote
81/100
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

1975-2011

Collection
The Perfect Dram
Age
36 years
Alcohol percentage
56,8 %
Bottler
The Whisky Agency
Cask
ex-oloroso
Dates
Distil: 1975 Bottling: 2011
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum 93/100
Bunnahabhain PD 75 2011
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

9 y.o. 2001

Collection
The Nectar of Daily Drams
Age
9 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
The Nectar
Cask
Oloroso
Dates
Distil: 2001 Bottling: 2010
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
86/100
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

Vintage 1997 - peated casks 5540+5541

Collection
Un-chillfiltered Collection
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
Hogshead
Dates
Distil: 1997 Bottling: 2010
Bottle
170 of 796 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered (casks 5540 + 5541)
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
80/100
Bunnahabhain SV 1997
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

Gent till the end

Age
43 years
Alcohol percentage
44,1 %
Bottler
Boogieman import
Dates
Distil: 1968 Bottling: 2011
Bottle
24 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
90/100
Personal Comment
The whisky webshop "passie voor whisky" in the netherlands moved to a new location. To celebrate, they started a new initiative as independent bottler "Boogieman Import".
This Bottle is the kick-off and was presented at the opening of the new shop.

"gent till the end" is promissed for this dram, let's taste.

Light brown coloured, must be a bourbon cask (not mentioned on the bottle). Nose is soft and sweet caramel oak.
The taste is gent indeed, long and delicate. No boost or burn, very easy and tasty to drink.

Beautiful whisky after 43 years of maturation.

90/100

Bunnahabhain

21 years

Collection
First Cask
Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
54 %
Bottler
Whisky Import Nederland
Cask
first fill sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 12
Dates
Distil: 24/12/1990 Bottling: 09/01/2012
Bottle
230 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
links & average quote
Forum 90/100
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

1968

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46,5 %
Bottler
The Whiskyman
Dates
Distil: 1968 Bottling: 2011
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
91/100
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

1968-2011

Age
43 years
Alcohol percentage
43,8 %
Bottler
Whisky-Fassle
Dates
Distil: 1968 Bottling: 2011
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
links & average quote
Forum 91/100
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

Archive, 2006

Collection
Archives
Age
5 years
Alcohol percentage
61,1 %
Bottler
Whiskybase
Dates
Distil: 2006 Bottling: 2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
links & average quote
79/100
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

25 years, Octave

Collection
Octave
Age
25 years
Alcohol percentage
54,3 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Dates
Distil: 1986 Bottling: 2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
83/100
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

35 years

Age
35 years
Alcohol percentage
48,8 %
Bottler
The Whisky Mercenary
Dates
Distil: 1976 Bottling: 2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum BT2013 85/100
Bunnahabhain whiksy mercenary
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

1973-2008

Age
35 years
Alcohol percentage
50 %
Bottler
Whisky-Fassle
Dates
Distil: 1973 Bottling: 2008
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum 90/100
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

1990-2012

Collection
Golden Cask
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
54,5 %
Bottler
John McDougall
Cask number
single cask CM178
Dates
Distil: 1990 Bottling: 2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum 91/100
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

1990-2011

Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
48,9 %
Bottler
Silver Seal
Dates
Distil: 1990 Bottling: 2011
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum 88/100
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

Bn2

Collection
Elements of Islay
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
56,1 %
Bottler
Specialty Drinks Ltd
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
83/100
Bunnahabhain Bn2
Personal Comment

Bunnahabhain

1990/2012

Collection
Golden Cask
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
54,5 %
Bottler
John McDougall
Cask number
single cask CM178
Dates
Distil: 1990 Bottling: 2012
Bottle
74 of 220 btls
Particularity
cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
89/100
Personal Comment

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