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Bunnahabhain 18-year-old

Overall rating
87.23/100
votes
85
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Distilled
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Nov 2017 10:48 am by Ronky
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 149,00

19 × in wishlist

85 × member ratings

198 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 18-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.23 points

  1. Martin1965 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, orange, sea, salt, caramel
    • Taste
      Bitter orange, caramel, sea, salt. Oak
    • Finish
      Long and salty

      A revelation, be sure to try

  2. coldsun scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Before tasting flavor has notes of deep sweet sherry, dried fruits, nutmeg, butter, bold dark berries jam, lemonade, little bit cinnamon. After tasting candy sweetness, lemonade notes stronger, flower bucket, new wood come. Taste has elements of sherry, nutmeg, dried fruits, oil. Finish is tart and bitter (but these notes become smoother in some time) with tones of nuts (mostly walnut) and tiny malt.

  3. pgmguy scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Colour: Gold/Copper (or dark gold)
    Nose: neat: very sweet, some dark chocolate, malt, a light touch of anis and a faint lemony scent. with water: not much changes, perhaps the honeyness is brought more forward.
    Taste: neat: sweet as on the nose, but much more spicy than the nose leads on. A slight grassy taste with some bitter orange. Despite the relatively high alcohol, easy to drink neat. with water: more chocolate, more malt, definitively improves with water, but don't go overboard as it drowns easily.
    Finish: neat: not extremely short, but shorter than expected, dry, with the sweet/honey note hanging on the most on my palate. with water: more floral notes, but overall very similar.
    Comments: I really liked this whisky. To be honest, I expected it to be good, as with any reputable 18 year old, but I did not expect to like it as much. On the downside (for my finances), it's now on the short list to buy another bottle!
    MY SCORE: Highly Recommended

  4. Tuctu scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A strong, very intense and very good Islay malt;
    • Nose
      sweet honey, creme brulee, sherry flavors, vanilla;
    • Taste
      strong harmonious onset, caramel, sweetness, honey, almonds, vanilla, spices, oak, very oily;
    • Finish
      long, soft finish; sweetish spicy finish;

  6. Jackson05 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very rich and clean deep sherry profile, that is very enjoyable. Quite dry as well. Strikes me as oloroso driven sherry. Nutty, dark chocolate, dark fruits...lovely.

    From a 1oz sample

  7. Wolv scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

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