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Bunnahabhain 18-year-old

Overall rating
87.61/100
votes
102
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Distilled
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L5 10:04 18073
Barcode
5029704217373
Added on
12 Apr 2018 11:06 am by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 126,96

38 × in wishlist

102 × member ratings

279 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 18-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.61 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2019] Bunnahabhain changed its style significantly over the last decades - from a clean, delicate and complex dram to a dirty and simple "spiked" modern whisky these days. So I am curious about this 18-years old - is it a traditional or a modern Bunna?

    It is a dirty one, unfortunately. I am sure many modern whisky drinkers like such a profile but I do not - I prefer a clean and delicate distillate over such cheap thrills (heavy bitter woods, slightly sulphur-spoiled sherry). I will take Bunnahabhain off my list of preferred distilleries very soon, most probably...
    • Nose
      83 83
      The colour is deep copper and the nose offers a slightly dirty modern sherry profile with some cheesy and sulphurous off-notes. The sherry itself is not very bold and still leaves enough space for the malt characteristics, too bad the off-notes are stronger than the pleasant ones.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The taste is herbal-sherry driven with significant bitter flavours (bitter nuts, green tea, tannins) that turn the dram very dry. The sweet sugars are there, of course, but they never dare to enter the spotlight. After some chewing a dark chocolatey flavour emerges together with some spices. Sorry, this is not my preferred taste (it is too bitter-drying).
    • Finish
      80 80
      The initial mouthfeel is hot-peppery and sulphurous-coating with a minor bitter-astringent moment. The finish is long and gets even more drying-astringent with the bitter flavours dominating. Water releases more unpleasant aromas (in my nose, only) of brackish water but it reduces the bitterness in both taste and finish somewhat. I like this dram best a little reduced to about 40% abv.

  2. Allandale scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A complex 18 year. Lovely.
    • Nose
      Lovely: honey-nuts, a sea-breeze, followed with rich toffee and aromas from oaky leder.
    • Taste
      Easy taste: with sherry and nuts and a whiff of natural  oaky wood.
    • Finish
      Aftertaste: Dry, mixed  with a potpourri of herbs and spiciness going to a salty sherry finish.

  3. Whiskyblower scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Belli700 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Opeth83 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      strong maritime, pleasant smoke, later nut
    • Taste
      91 91
      strong, full-bodied, creamy, oily, nutty
    • Finish
      91 91
      Powerful licorice

  7. Stef89 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Cast Olila scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

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