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Overall rating
88.36/100
votes
44
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

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.36 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2018] This is another dram out of this year's advent calendar from Cadenhead - which is a good overview of their 2018 releases and I always appreciate the opportunity to do such a samples tasting around christmas time.

    The great thing about whisky tasting is: Regardless how long you are into malt you always will find something new like this one. A Bunnahabhain profile that I never had before and that is rather unusual - but unfortunately not to my liking. What else to say? I will certainly not buy a bottle...

    Disclaimer: I had a Fettercairn (WB id 117908) right before this dram so maybe that one corrupted my taste buds somewhat. I cannot check this because I had a small Bunna sample only and for sure I will not buy one of these pricey bottles just to check if I really do NOT like it...
    • Nose
      83 83
      The colour is pale gold and the nose offers an unusual sour Bunna profile that reminds me both of sour-dough and fermented fruits. This is not my favourite flavours mix at all but after some breathing nice honey and spicy aromas join in, at least. Very strange, I know such noses rather from Fettercairn, Deanston or Glenturret but not from Bunnahabhain. After about 15 minutes of breathing additional sweaty-cheesy notes pop up that I do not like at all.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The taste is better but still a little sourdough bread lurks around. Actually, it narcotises my taste buds because I do not taste many others flavours except some barley sugars, over-ripe fruits and spices. Maybe there are not more? That would be unusual for a Bunna but it can well be if the cask was almost exhausted. No, this taste is not impressive...
    • Finish
      83 83
      The whisky arrives warming but not coating on the palate with no distracting moments. The finish is rather short and gets more spicy with a minor drying moment towards the end (plastics). Water just flattens the dram.

  2. 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.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Jackson05 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

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

  9. 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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