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Overall rating
88.13/100
votes
49
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Liquid Library - Islay Selection
Vintage
1976
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Cask
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
20 Sep 2009 1:53 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 200,00

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1976 TWA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.13 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    vanilla grass
    kernel, honey, lemon
    peat trace at the end
    • Nose
      creamy, unctuous, followed by vanilla and fruit from the orchard
    • Taste
      dried fruits and on citrus fruits, cooked,
      malt well in place
      wood well present, soaked and dry too
      leather
      pronounced spices bringing warmth to the mouth
      no smoke there!
    • Finish
      long, cooked fruit, wood and intense vanilla compote!

  2. gango4 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      On the nose a lot of vanilla with light fruits like nectarines and grapefruit. Without smoke. If then very weak. Alcohol is ingestible. Later bright grape notes.
    • Taste
      No burning on the tongue but slightly behind the palate. oily character. Light seasoning and Kreuter. In later Schlücken then slight tingling on the tongue. Staying bright and voluminous.
    • Finish
      Sweet spice in the finish. With longer lasting fresh oak.

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    a great mature, wonderfully balanced Bunna, old style - a gentle giant
    • Nose
      Vineyard peach, mirabelle plum, blossom honey, blooming flower and herb meadow in the mountains, applesauce, light maritime approaches
    • Taste
      very mild, no trace of alcohol - lots of honey (high-proof-mead?), fully ripe mirabelle, custard, a hint of smoke can be heard
    • Finish
      in spite of his gentleness very long, warming

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. alectron scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      citrus-y malt sweetness +, vanilla beans +/o, gravel/concrete o, mushroom-y o, cookie dough o, peat o, leather o/-, (90)

      A bit later: quite a few coastal notes now: salt & seabreeze, more leather, more citrus, some tobacco o, fresh sweat o/-, kelp - (93)
    • Taste
      big malt flavours froma bourbon cask with a coastal touch. Very compact, complex & hard to pick apart. If I had to give it a try - again malt, citrus, a touch of wood and smoke, salt. (92)
    • Finish
      Slowly easing out. No surprises in the tail, but very very pleasant & satisfying for me. (90)

  6. Lafroy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A mix of fingernail polish, green apples, orange peel, glue and light flowers. Additionally, some notes of honey and smoke. Also hints of oak.
    • Taste
      It´s lightly sweet with hints of biscuits, hot spices, pepper, honey and light peat as well.
    • Finish
      Long, rather hot with white pepper and dryness.

  7. magic_slim scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very good Ex-Bourbon Bunna.
    • Nose
      Mellow and fruity. Honey, vanilla, oranges and hints of peat - a very pleasant combination.
    • Taste
      Smooth - white mousse with caramel, lots of honey and tea, alienated by peat and a few spices. Clean and tasty.
    • Finish
      Long and pleasant, becoming more spicy.

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