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Overall rating
87.75/100
votes
50
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Claxton's (Cl)
Bottling serie
The Single Cask
Vintage
08.10.2001
Bottled
22.11.2017
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Cask
Casknumber
1730-1429
Strength
55.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Old Pipe
Added on
26 Nov 2017 7:40 pm by Amsterdam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 104,95

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2001 Cl

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.75 points

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful whisky, clear sherrycask influences, but again not very dominant (like with real 'sherry bombs'). Beautiful in balance in both smell, taste and finish.
    • Nose
      Full smell, red fruit, raisins, honey, leather. Beautiful sherry influences. Floral too.
    • Taste
      Very lightly stimulating, red fruit and raisins again. Also orange. And sweet, honey. Nice full flavor.
    • Finish
      Slightly more pepper now, but not disturbing. Sturdy, warming and long. Red fruit and honey.

  2. EJS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A very deserving Bunna release! As people said before, balance indeed is the word here. Clear sherry but the earthy, raw bunna is still there. Great stuff!
    Combine this with a piece of English Stilton, fantastic!
    • Nose
      Beautiful sherry matured nose. It’s sweet and fresh with orangepeel, chocolate and raisins combined with the earthy, raw Bunna character full of dried fruit and hints of leather. After a while herbal notes and a floral character reveal. Very refined and distinctive. For the nose no water is needed. I like it the way it is.
    • Taste
      Impressive thick and oily body. Well done! Very friendly on the palate with dried fruits, orange, sweetened malt and again a very herbal and floral twist. Also for the taste, no water is needed for me. Taste is a logical but very good continuation of the nose. High level stuff.
    • Finish
      Long finish. It’s actually rather fruity in the finish in a ripe fruity way. Furthermore I get a hint of cocoa and a hint of dried wood.

  4. gooos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Good heavy sherry bomb. Not that you will get clear Bunna notes, but also not a overpowering sherry bomb.
    Well balanced.
    • Nose
      Good sherry influences. A little spicy as well. Wet leather, shoe polish and dried red fruits. There is a little dirty sidenote, but nothing to worry.
      With water: It opens up better. The dirty side note is gone.
    • Taste
      Sweet and sherry notes dominate. After a few seconds you will get some wood notes.
      With water: more balanced. There is a more mild sherryprofile.
    • Finish
      Long length. Full on the sherry. But it is different as the modern 5yo dark brown sherry bombs. A little tannins after half a minute, again nothing to worry.
      With water: Not much of a change.

  6. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Erik1908 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Part of a bottle share with my friends. Great sherried Bunnahabhain of which I really should have a full bottle.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. fgg scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Beautiful sherry nose. Some raspberry, blackberry ,. Raisins and a tang of sulfur.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The bitterness is beautiful in the background. Lightly sweet forest fruits. Pepper at the end.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium to long. Soft, slightly creamy.

  10. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Good stuff from Claxton's, and certainly not a dime a dozen. If it wasn't for the sulphur notes (which I'm fairly sensitive too), I would've rated this a tad higher.
    • Nose
      Rich and powerful, but not intrusive, there's plenty of warming sherry notes. Think raisins and honey, as well as cocoa powder and dark chocolate, and leather. It has something slightly farm-y about it, with a touch of aceto balsamico to boot, ensuring this is not your average sherry matured whisky. By the way, there's a bit of sulphur (somewhat metallic) here.
    • Taste
      Great oily texture, while slightly drying as well. Plenty of cocoa powder again, as well as red grapes and cranberries, and balsamic. There's a whisper of gunpowder, accompanied by subtle spices, mainly cracked black peppercorns.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices, chocolate. Medium in length.

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