Overall rating
Single Malt
That Boutique-y Whisky Company (TBWC)
Stated Age
35 years old
Number of bottles
40.2 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
19 Jan 2018 8:13 pm by Candide
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 270.61

5 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain Batch 4 TBWC

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.65 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


    N: A majestic nose; grand ole’ bourbon styley with fungal-y sweet fruits, delicate flowers and fruit blossom.
    T: I have to keep reminding myself to forget the £235 50cl price-tag. It’s uncomplicatedly drinkable and well enough tempered with a dry-fruity, soft-thin/sharp, old/hollow-ish oaky fungal detail.
    F: A good long, neat, clean, sweet coppery distillate finish with dark almost burnt wood /deep ash. Short on raisins at the death.
    C: Respect for TBWC for acquiring these super aged Bunna’s. I find batch #4 a decent yet somewhat tired whisky, but like so many oldies, the nose somehow transcends the shortcomings that are most often reflected on the palate. Good juice, txt I remain a firm fan of batch 3.Scores a B

  2. A0525 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


    TBWC have found some cracking Bunna’s in the last three years. Dave tells us batch #4 was distilled around the time Bunnahabhain was mothballed from 1982-84. I have tried this before but don’t recall at the time.

    N: We get started with a deliciously calm, soft sweet nutty oily nose.
    T: A pleasing and comfortingly familiar whisky, though it doesn’t sing quite as sweetly as TBWC’s unforgettable 33yo batch 3 [Blog]. Water neither spoils or elevates it.
    F: Soft woody spice.
    C: This amazing event itself makes the biggest impact. Nevertheless, this Bunna scores a highly respectable 87 [again].

  4. greg1979 scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    A very promising nose initially; then it was somewhat baffling. The taste and the finish with the little bit of alcohol in the body, it was unexpectedly simple, not deep. Ok, I let it settle, but the development did not bring the expected improvement. Yes, the taste softened, but the diminished in brightness. . Hard to appraise ... 90! Such a promising nose, in the beginning, and then he puzzled. The taste and aftertaste with light alcohol notes and insufficient volume in the body, everything is unexpectedly simple, not deep. Okay, he give it a good start, but development bring the expected improvement: Yes, it got a little softer in taste, but the nose did play with new notes, and a little even faded in the brightness of its colors. ...... 90
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. sagara-kun scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A little too light. But complex and nice.
    A second pass with two points less unfortunately.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet, round, light citrus, orange peel, pepper, white fruits. Perry.
    • Taste
      86 86
      In the mouth a little caramel, grass, always white fruits,
    • Finish
      86 86
      In the final it is a little light. On the water, the herb broth, the pear skin.

  6. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nice, well aged, but slightly watery flavors.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Floral. Exotic fruits, lacquered wood, spicy oak, honey, pineapple and vanilla.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Slightly watery. Spicy oak, ripe fruits, raisin, cocoa and honey.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium, oaky, frity.

  7. sagara-kun scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose really nice. In the mouth it's really sweet.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Yellow, white and tropical fruits. Black pepper. Wood, chocolate.
    • Taste
      88 88
      On the palate round, fruity, a little watery. We feel that it is close to 40% unfortunately.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Final quite short on the wood, the fruit.

  8. detachedblue scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The nose is wonderful and intense, the palate is good, but the finish has some unpleasant flavours.
    • Nose
      An impressive nose, sweet and sour melons, grapefruits, rich tropical fruits, sweet caramel and mashed banana,
    • Taste
      Fresh peach, melons, milk chocolates, some oak, camphor, very easy drinking.
    • Finish
      Short, some rotten vegetables, a touch of metal.

  9. Hemdl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful drinking whisky with weaknesses in the finish. Does it have to be a 35 Bunnahabhain for just under 280 € per 0.5 liter? Definitely not. There is no real kick, a striking feature or special feature. So the malt ranges among a variety of good to decent ex-Boubon malts of a certain age, but just missing something. In that case it probably would have done a few years less in the barrel.
    • Nose
      Exactly what you would expect from a classic single malt matured in an ex-bourbon cask. Beautiful honey notes, some spicy oak, a few tropical fruits like pineapple. Very soft and elegant, you are looking for corners and edges in vain. After a while, a few more green fruits are added and the oak becomes a little bit stronger without being too dry or dominant.
    • Taste
      Very soft and mild, just as the nose has already suggested. Well, that was also bottled up at the last minute, a lot of room for the obligatory 40.0% Vol. Was not there anymore. That's exactly how he presents himself. Otherwise, here as in the nose of the typical honey and a few fruit notes, garnished with oak and spice. The tropical fruits tend to be less present, but the oak tree is also surprisingly covered. Incidentally, I'm looking for smoke in vain.
    • Finish
      Rather short and painless. The malt itself is quite fast away, at the end remains a slightly dry mouth and the question of whether it was really already. Yes, it was. Since the high Angels' Share is now really noticeable. No Bitternoten or extreme oak, but otherwise rather unremarkable. Too bad.


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