Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Liquid Library - Islay Selection
Stated Age
32 years old
Ex-Bourbon Cask
45.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 sep 2009 1:53 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 200.00

9 × in wishlist

60 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bunnahabhain 1976 TWA

7 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.12 points.

  1. grinface scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This Bunna is quaffable and well matured. The cask is not too dominant. Not a matter of course given the age. But it is not a high-flyer. But it is certainly an excellent whisky course. Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/04/29/old-rare/

  2. wisekyofcourse 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
      pronounced spices bringing warmth to the mouth
      no smoke there!
    • Finish
      long, cooked fruit, wood and intense vanilla compote!

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. 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)

  7. 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.

  8. 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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