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Bunnahabhain 2003

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pedro Ximénez Finish - Limited Release
Calculated age
14 years old
2nd Fill Sherry Casks + 3 yrs PX Finish
Number of bottles
54.3 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Warehouse No. 8
Added on
03 Dec 2017 4:09 pm by RL_whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 312,79

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2003

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.78 points

  1. Andytka3 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    N- Monk fruit, warm chocolate coated ripe cherries, toffee, then scents of muddy beaches, burnt sweet barks, liquorice and bright syrup with breezy sea air. Highly fragrant and complex but not messy, superbly layered and evolving. Bonus:- some precious old malt effect drifting at the back, walnut, malt barn with sweet crushed pink peppercon, Mind blowing stuff and probably one of the best LR tasted so far this year.

    P- Creamy treacle shows up with white fruits and hints of plum. Generous offering and well integrate delicious flavours on a fine strength, at great balance. Aroma and taste in harmony with the dark side of the whisky.

    F- Long, dried fruit laden with waxiness that hardly to come-by on most modern whisky, pleasantly sweet. Trust that an exceptional old oaks been use for this baby. A whisky like this make writing the tasting note so easy.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Batman84 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    #feinenotes Glass: Riedel Vinum Tasting glass Color: bright amber Nose: The alcohol is present immediately, but disappears after a short time. sugared jelly berries. Light maritime and grassy notes. The sweetness is above everything and is always in the foreground. Milk chocolate. Mild ham. Tannins in the background. Orange zest. Cooked plums with cinnamon. Over time, the maritime notes are becoming increasingly dominant, almost a bit rough and dirty. Anyone who has ever stood on the bridge of Bunnahabhain and inhaled deeply, can safely dream of the flavors of this whisky. The longer you smell the better the alcohol is involved. In the nose, this limited release is already very complex. Palate: the alcoholic power develops portly and very pleasant on the tongue. The cinnamon plums are again clearly visible. Toasted white bread. Creme Brulee and again the sugared jelly berries. Resonance: The sweetness stays long, the alcohol evaporates quickly. Comfortably warm, the whisky rises up the esophagus again. Very pleasant, very complex. Even after writing the conclusion, I have the pleasant taste of prunes in the mouth. Conclusion: Wow! This whisky impressively shows why Bunnahabhain is one of my absolute favorite distillates. I would buy this original bottling again at any time. Shortly after release, I paid 85 €. I am sure that he will find many lovers who are willing to pay more for this, because we have an original bottling with a decent 14 years and a full 54.3% of this whisky is limited to 6768 bottles and allowed to mature in wonderful barrels.

  4. wncvirus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Sherry with raisins and cherries in chocolate
    Taste: From the first sip, you can feel the sweetness with a slightly added touch. Then you have sweetness with a small amount of honey. In the period of taste approaches, light dryness will appear.
    Rating: 89 | 100 Finish pretty long sweet candy with an accent of light honey. Here again, the position for lovers of sherry climates. I liked the whisky!

  5. Whisky&Art scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    Really a good whisky.
    The interesting thing in my opinion is the sweetness of Sherry PX in conjunction with the maritime touch.
    Taste: Salty, licorice, sweet
    Finish: Long and warm, dry
    I think he has a medium body and the texture is slightly oily. The alcohol is not too intense, so not disturbing.
    The finish is long and warm with plenty of sherry, nut tones and salt. Reminds me of seafood, oysters ...
    A great drop

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. markkuyper scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      Red apple. Apple compote even. Cherry, raisin and liquorice. Initially a whiff of sulphur, pretty much inevitable with sherried Bunnas, but not for long. With water there's some anise.
    • Taste
      Allsorts liquorice (Engelse drop), apple compote, cherry, prune, fig and marshmallow. A little mint when adding water.
    • Finish
      Apple compote, sweet liquorice, cherry, raisin, plum and fig.

  9. St. Pauli scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The nose was good, but the taste and finish are a bit schizofrenic: very sweet on the one side, and bitter on the other. I can't say I'm impressed overall.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Colour: light brown/autumn leave
      Appearance: hardly any tears, coats to the glass

      Dried dark fruit, earth, dunnage warehouse, wet wood in decay, runny toffee, chocolate, yet also minerals (wet beach pebbles) and a fresher apple-like note.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Powerful yet very sweet, with treacle, fig tartlets, plum, raisin, chocolate and lots of sugar. Later, some sour orange juice and drying ginger.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Long and earthier again (from the sherry cask), with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and an autumn forest. Unfortunately the spice is rather drying (ginger) which is not entirely fitting in the profile.

  10. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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


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