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Overall rating
88.24/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Dimensions
Vintage
10.2002
Bottled
09.2017
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
3203
Number of bottles
258
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Oct 2017 6:51 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 124,90

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36 × member ratings

46 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2002 DT

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.24 points

  1. waal scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    First impression / color / viscosity:
    Hennarot I would describe the color of the single malts from the Bunnahabhain distillery. The whisky runs down the glass wall relatively quickly, but the remaining tears trickle down at a leisurely pace, leaving behind beautiful windows for a long time.

    Aroma / Nose feeling:
    First of all, I notice that the malt does not stick in the nose at all. The alcohol is almost unnoticeable. Nice gentle with fruits, malt, some mint. I feel the 14yo as very "deep", but not old but fresh. Christmas spices, sweet raisins and a slight pleasant oak note can be seen. I discover absolutely no smoke. But I am not surprised.
    I hear plum roaster with cloves. No - but cinnamon, because I have to think directly of the once so cool Big Red bubble gum (we did not exist in Ö and was always mass imported from D).
    Ground and hot-brewed coffee powder rise in the wake of me in the nose. Dried figs, grape nut chocolate with a little rum, as well as burned (only slightly!) Vanilla sauce follow. I'm finally excited when I perceive the scent of cream slices with frosting.

    Taste / mouthfeel:
    A relatively strong start with a little tingling on the tip of the tongue. The scotch is fully there. Very present with a very interesting texture.
    Delightful as sweet and full of cocoa flavor as well as some espresso and hazelnuts this scotch is perceived in the mouth. At the beginning, I take bitter chocolate, which gradually turns into creamy milk chocolate.
    Only very, very low acidity, some orange peel and light lemon peel complete the picture.

    Finish / aftertaste / Length:
    With a little vanilla ice cream, a little caramel and a nice long finish, the pleasure ends. I get a creamy, buttery impression, which is absolutely tasty with fine seasoning, some wax and marzipan with very minimal later bitterness adopted.

    Conclusion:
    What must that have been a fine barrel? As balanced and harmonious as this malt is - a real dream. No corners and edges, but at rest and classy.
    If there were not so much to try - I would buy a "6er Tragerl" of it
    Incidentally, I do not recommend water.

    Points:
    90/100
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. 88plus Bus did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Without water: wild boar in rum barrel, brandy raisins, vanilla.

    With water and several minutes later:

    Becomes softer, vanilla, rum-grape-nut-choco.

    Both in the nose and on the palate very strong, as Bunna to identify and delicious, but here is enough for me a sample.

    Acts a bit like the 12 year old standard on stereoids: wink:

  3. FlamingSpeedy scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Strong Sherrynote, but a little bit of acidity on the finish.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Sherry, oak, incense sticks, citrus notes
    • Taste
      87 87
      Peppery, a little vanilla and tobacco
    • Finish
      80 80
      Fruity with a little too much acid

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Patrick93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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