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Overall rating
90.38/100
votes
10
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
XOP - Xtra Old Particular
Vintage
11.1991
Bottled
06.2017
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
DL 11752
Number of bottles
241
Strength
48.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5014218802894
Added on
13 Oct 2017 10:38 am by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 250,80

13 × in wishlist

10 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1991 DL

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.38 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I like the drop very well - it is special, I like this kind of oak very much and also the very restrained sherry goddesses do not break it, that's certainly not a mainstream mix - very soft but spicy, sherry you have to "seek" almost - over 200 € I would certainly not give it up.
    Compare to https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/90509/bunnahabhain-1991-dl I find both bottlings very similar - even the 24yo polarises a lot - I put that down to the expectations of an old sherry bunna and the special kind of oak note, which probably not everyone likes. It's not a "modern" sherry-overloaded juice-Malt. I would not advise anyone to blind purchase one of the two bottlings - imho can really go backwards if you do not like this oak tree. Because oak I have probably the rest of the evening in the mouth - yes I think cool: smile: The XOP is a bit milder and rounder, has fewer rough edges, which I do not necessarily find better, because the flavors are milder. Furthermore, the alcohol is noticeably better integrated in the XOP. I would probably rather resort to the OP - especially since the price is currently noticeably better - cheap is none of both.
    • Nose
      superclean - old creamy oak as I know it more from Bourboncasks, it has already in the nose slightly astringent and tanninhaltig, a lot of old oiliness, already here it is clear that you have a bunna in the glass, in addition to a soft deep sweetness, tobacco leaves Mint, vanilla, red fruits - but without the typical acidity, which is acidity is typical Fasssäure - the nose is a bit restrained, benefits from hand warmth - the lively changing combination of delicate fruit and creamy oak in the tea notes with floral aromas Passing is great, time stands still at Nosen
    • Taste
      sweet, oily oaky, fine spicy with lots of tobacco, mint, laurel, waxy oak, rosehip marmalade, cocktail cherries, strawberry jam, sherry is available but dominates doing oak and spice - I'm guessing a Weisseichensherryfass since the oak is very present and creamy - but remain bright and almost no bitter notes are to be found when they flash, they are more herbal than chocolate
    • Finish
      spicy with mint, delicate fruits, oak, pepper, tree sap - medium long - the fresh light oak remains even very long on the palate.

  2. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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