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Overall rating
88.64/100
votes
38
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
1989
Bottled
01.03.2018
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
2 Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
432
Strength
43.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Apr 2018 9:59 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 223,23

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1989 CA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.64 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    beautifully matured malt - I find it more intense on the palate than in the nose - blind I would not recognize him as Bunna - he is still delicious
    • Nose
      sweet and malty, the nose is initially closed, but opens with a drop of water, vanilla, banana and green banana peel, waxy waxy, citrus notes, powdered sugar, the nose is very round and calm
    • Taste
      peppery with ginger and chilli, mint and coconut cream, wood chips from green wood - dynamically spicy but by no means alcoholic - lemon, yellow watermelon and a hint of pineapple juice, tobacco, green banana, beeswax, salt, green deciduous branches that you chew - rather on the sweet side there is also some acidity as balance - it shifts from spicy to fruity and back again when you chew it
    • Finish
      spicy, fruity, tobacco prickles, citrus oil - middling he acts after - initially so intense that you do not even notice that he is gone.

  2. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Jackson05 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    N: pressed green apple juice. An orchard of apples, waxy, pineapple, pear, fruit cup
    T: weak delivery, Apple skins, milk chocolate, dusty, light polish, graham cracker
    F: dry, tannins, graham cracker, oak, short

    Bunnahabhain is the most inconsistent distillery to me. It can be amazing, or uninspired. This falls into the latter. Some really cool notes that just don’t carry into the taste and finish. There are better 1989 bunnies out there.

  4. Lovegreen did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    • Nose
      Beeswax, green apples, peppermint, glue, candy cane
    • Taste
      Tropical fruits, lemon candies, honey, tobacco, thyme
    • Finish
      turns bitter, but not unpleasantly so; Orange peel, eucalypt, bergamotte. Heats up a bit. Some pepper and cedar wood.

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    Vanilla, creme brulee, banana, oily, sweet, fruity - not bad but very dessert like

  7. Tauti did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Cadenhead's Tasting Notes:Nose: Pineapple, papaya, mango. Really fruity
    Palate: grapefruit, Lime cordial with a feint hint of flint
    Finish: Macademia nuts, banana bread. Lightly smoked wood chips in the background

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