Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
30 years old
Refill Butt
DL 5120
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 sep 2009 5:07 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 494.55

9 × in wishlist

43 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bunnahabhain 1978 DL

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.66 points.

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Radically dry sherry whisky, excellent aroma, full of shades and halftones, the taste / finish against its background is much simpler, almost no sweetness.
    • Nose
      Open, wet, old solid furniture, forest leaves, herbarium, dried fruits - apples, raisins, prunes, bird cherry; old leather goods, fruit and wine notes, porto, light mineral shades, cola, puer, metal shavings.
    • Taste
      Saturated, dry, oak, furniture lacquer, bird cherry, puer, burnt crackers, stout, sticky mineral-metallic notes.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, dry, oak, burnt crackers, puer, fermented wort.

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  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

  5. Mr. D. scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  8. nad_chario did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A very successful drop from the house Laing!

    As always (at the Old Malt Cask) is right price / performance
    • Nose
      Spicy, lots of softwood, slightly snappy, spicy caramel, then also grapes, raisins and simmering plum jam.

      Now looks milder, creamier.
      Wood dries up and leaves more, a little orange peel and fresh pineapple.

      Still spicy caramel, some vanilla and banana and a little mash.
    • Taste
      Sweet-mild, more fruits, very ripe and sweet, honey, fruity sherry, then the brutal swing to wood, sharpness and bitterness.

      Gets suddenly strength, pickled dark fruits, all with a sweet background, ashes, nutty bitterness, sparkling alive.
    • Finish
      Pretty long, now it's smoking too!

      Cereal, redcurrant juice, distinct nut, yet with an idiosyncratic aftertaste.

      A few ethereal notes, ending with fruity bitterness, a dry wood-nut mixture and some moist smoke.

  9. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 211 € at Whiskyauction in Apr.2014


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