Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Local Dealer Selection
Stated Age
13 years old
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
61.5 % Vol.
700 ml
de Germany
Added on
14 Dec 2017 3:06 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.90

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2004 SV

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.08 points

  1. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    After a long time finally again a typical Bunna from the Sherrytonne: banana, port flavor, dry sherry. Memories of the Sgeul Na Mara (Feis Ile 2013 Bottling) awake. Rather no water.
    • Nose
      Pure: again very different than the Glenlivet. Again, a sherry board, but this time with a buttery, creamy note. Black Forest Cherry Cake could be said. Amaretto. And after a long search under zig bottlings finally again the slightly dirty, Bunnatypische banana note. Where have you been so long? This brackish water to diesel tanker as it should be. With water: herbs, dark orange come out.
    • Taste
      Pure: how cool, here again the bunna sherry character, slightly nutty, buttery, overripe banana and some fish net here. That's the way it has to be. With water it becomes drier, nuttier, better without.
    • Finish
      long, dry, slightly dirty.

  2. Lorion scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is a board - with everything I like. Unfortunately, the alcohol is a bit too stormy and water is not good. That gives point deduction. The finish is phenomenal. 87 points.
    • Nose
      Nutty, dry fruit pounding in the nose. Intense sherry rushes forward. Alcohol is also there. Immediately there is some sulfur in the background, just so that you perceive it and that it is a bit more interesting. Prunes with pepper. Blood orange, pastries and some leather. A spice is included, which is difficult to grasp at first. Some soy maybe. I perceive roast aromas. Roasted and already somewhat blackened almonds. Then suddenly it will be unexpectedly sweet - and how. Shortly I have trolli gummy bears in my nose. But they go back quickly. Hand warming lures out first some alcohol, but then it is sweeter again and cherry is added.
      Water: The whisky is a bit tamer. Nut biscuits come through more clearly, a little cinnamon joins.
    • Taste
      Tingling, the mouth is filled. Sherry. Cherry is at the forefront. There are also slightly nutty and spicy hints. Sweetness is there, but severe dryness soon takes over. Plums and orange peel mix with toasted aromas. Spicy oak is fighting through. In the Nachschmecken comes something easily Vergorenes, which I like very much. The bitterness begins.
      Water: Sweeter and a little fresher, but also a little sharper (alcoholic). The 60 +% are better integrated.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet at first, then gradually yielding to increasing bitterness. In the end it is more noble chocolate, 80% + cocoa content. The glass is coming to an end and the bitterness takes over everything. It sticks forever in the mouth.

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    For me this is a nice wine punch - young - sherry dominated with a nice nose - but dull on the palate, unbalanced and sorry but imho completely overrated - modern coarse palate - a dram is enough
    • Nose
      without water - flat, dry, restrained, sea air, subtle red fruits, celery, teriyaki sauce, lovage, With a few drops of water, it opens up more, subtly alcoholic, Bunna herbs, some tobacco, creamy buttery rather subtle and restrained, earthy, dried cherries, eucalyptus, with a lot of patience - dried flowers and orange oil
    • Taste
      sweet and red fruit - slightly dry it runs over the tongue, mint, fruity tart tingle with Black Forest cherries cake - dynamic wine notes in motion - there is also an immature fermentation note as of Federweisser, oak, the longer I chew it - the drier he becomes, Chocolate, tree bark, birch sap, salt,
    • Finish
      Oak, spice, malt, toasted cereals - increasing bitterness - extremely astringent, grape seeds, tree bark, walnut shell

  4. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. fradin11 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Not my style. The alcohol is not well integrated, the sherry ironed over it and the oak notes appear quite rough.
    • Nose
      Probably water. Without it, it's pretty closed. A certain alcoholic tinge, nutty notes and some red fruits.
      Some water is good for him. Still a little alcoholic, but now more aromatic. Plum jam. Wine cellar. Fir needles and wood. Soy sauce. Auto repair shop.
    • Taste
      Quite aggressive even in the mouth without water, but not particularly mouth-filling.
      Now better with water. Forest honey. Grape juice. I feel the sherry a bit fake here. Then there are oak notes that do not look particularly delicate.
    • Finish
      Toasted nuts. Black tea (drawn too long). Tree bark.

  7. pianoman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Slightly stinging. Sultanas, blood oranges. Freshly baked pancakes with lemon juice. Green apple. Pickled cherries with vanilla sauce. A hint of tobacco.
    • Taste
      Sweet, slightly sticky. Cherry sweets, Berliners with powdered sugar, a hint of red pepper. Some honey and hazelnuts. Cocoa powder.

  8. AngeloMerten scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    In general, I'm a fan of the LDS.
    There were already some special drops, such as: the Clynelish etc.
    • Nose
      86 86
      No smoke.
      For 61.5% of the alcohol is quite well involved.
      First, I perceive sweet strawberries, which go in the direction of strawberry-rhubarb Marmalade. A light vanilla comes through, reminiscent of vanilla kipper. In the background is a subtle maritime touch. Unfortunately something one-dimensional.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The alcohol occupies the tongue, but not nearly as expected
      Sweet start of strawberries which then turns into a light walnut. Some milk chocolate comes through.
    • Finish
      87 87
      What remains is a berry sweetness paired with a hint of saltiness. Short to medium

  9. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Great painting
    the tobacco inspired me
    • Nose
      sweet, raisins, cinnamon, saubre soil ?, spices
    • Taste
      full and strong on the palate
      Sherry, dark chocolate, tobacco (awesome), plums
    • Finish
      Oak, sherry

  10. wbarchive_336582 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    malthead: 88 points


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