Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Phil & Simon Thompson (PST)
Stated Age
28 years old
American Oak Hogshead
Number of bottles
43.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Scotland Scotland
Added on
13 aug 2018 7:04 pm by Jimenez
Non-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 473.20

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18 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bunnahabhain 1989 PST

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.21 points.

  1. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Not an incredible cask that will have you doing backflips but won't leave you disappointed.
    • Nose
      Lots of honeydew mango, pineapple overripe and orange in color. Musky notes, dusty old books and a leather arm chair. Sea breeze and salty air.
      With water the fruitiness and amplified, picks up notes of orchard fruits, the salt also moves back.
    • Taste
      Fruitiness is dominant on the palate, the melons and tropical fruit with a classic salted edge. Salted toffee, sea salt caramel.
      With water the salt begins to shine but with it comes some children's jelly sweets.
    • Finish
      Dry, gentle wood spice, salted caramel and only the softest touch of wood.

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  3. GWMingus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur


    From the first Ben Nevis to the first Bunnahabhain the brothers bottled.

    N: This is as floral as the Ben Nevis but sweeter towards honeysuckle & rose as well as more almond/marzipan action. As it settles, I pick up on all manner of breads and pastries – more from the German bakery than Forfars. Either way, it’s buttery.
    T: A delightfully gentile Bunna, distillate-led, cask-tickled, floral > citrus-driven, grainy~oily floral-waxy > honeyed development – a long development at that.
    F: Turns floral and malty and just slightly frail at the tail which makes it stupidly drinkable. Remains textural with a waxy tincture-y mouthfeel.

    C: This has been quite some warm-up to trying Dornoch spirit, that’s for sure.

  5. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    prefer the palate to the nose, overall a nice spirit driven experience. 7/10
    • Nose
      pretty fresh, light fruit syrups, melon, nice coastal side, and a herbalness with a bunch of fresh mint leaves and lambs ear. something a bit feinty that i'm not sure about.
    • Taste
      arrival is effervescent, slightly floral (parma violet), sherbet-y, salty, moves on with some herbalness and citrus, orange fruit gums (the best colour), yeah really like the bright side to this, juicy. finish is medium on salty orange fruit gums

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I have had the pleasure of hanging out with the sympathetic Thompson brothers on a few occasions. Simon and Philip not only run the upstart Dornoch Distillery (that reminds me I still have their first 10 gin bottles) which they built with crowdfunding. They are also quite apt at bottlings lovely single casks. This is one of those: a Bunna 28 years old, distilled in 1989 and bottled two years ago.

    Lovely fruity nose on all kinds of white and yellow fruit. Think apples, pears, pineapple, mango and the whole is drenched in flowery honey. A pinch of kitchen salt. No peat whatsoever. But there is more. It has something dusty, as if I’m nosing this in the attic in and old Chesterfield, while perusing some 1960 books. Very nice.

    On the palate as well, it’s all white and yellow fruit, but now some melons and lime kick in and the salty edge is a lot bigger. Salted caramel?

    In the finish, sweet and salt keep going head to head, while a touch of oak takes care of a drying element.

    A delicate Bunna with a salty kick. I’m a fan. Was around 200 EUR, which is very fair. Thanks, Marcel!

  7. WSP scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91


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