- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Limited Bottling
- Stated Age
- 30 years old
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 14 Nov 2009 2:21 pm
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49 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1968 The Family Silver
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.32 points
- Great dram, bottle is getting better over time.
- [November, 2009] I had this dram during a Prof. Schobert "Islay" tasting at Bonn.
my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
- 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90. My notes state a gentle and well balanced sherry profile with a rich and mellow taste.
- A firm and creamy body.
Fragrant sea air and polished wood.
Depth of flowery nuttiness and creamy flavours.
Delightful teasing subtlety of nuttiness and gently salty see air.
- Old and tart oak tones dominate this blindsample. An extreme spiciness is over the complete tasting, the nose is wonderfully fruity. Whisky heart what more do you want? A great and (probably) old single malt which makes you hungry for more. I like it very much! 90/100
Blind tasting: Clear and amber shimmers the blindsample in the glass, long streaks remain almost infinite stick to the glass wall. A wonderful sight! Subtle sherry aroma rises from the glass. Slowly, the berry flavor changes into overripe fruit with many orange slices and subtle apricot. Slowly, the alcohol makes itself felt. A touch of cherries and speculoos finish the intense nose.
At the first sip, cherries come into their own, then a wooden aroma with a wonderful spiciness sets in. After the second sip the taste exudes a bitter and fine bitter aroma, an indefinable spice is in the air, blackberries and sour cherries follow. Wet leaves end in harsh walnut flavor.
The finish begins with subtle bitter and bitter oak tones. Old wood exudes a very pleasant tart aroma which ends in immature walnut flavor. Spicy and tangy, the finish exudes a wonderful aroma for a long time.
- A really great Bunnahabhain. The age and maturity are clearly noticeable. The nose is very dignified according to the age, complex and makes the anticipation of pleasure increase. A wonderful mixture of old wood, unconventional spice and espresso powder melts on the tongue. In the finish, almost all flavors are reflected. A great and old drop, I like it very much!
Before the nosing begins, swivel the glass briefly and watch the tough and oily streaks on their slow path back into the glass. A beautiful sight, then finally the first Nosing: A subtle pinch blows from the sea over the forest and the corridor. A wonderful aroma of old wood and sweet fruits mixes with the subtly salty sea breeze. The aromas are intertwined and rather subtle and restrained. A hint of caramel and toffee follow, more and more fruity elements emerge. Subtle orange aroma rises from the sweetness, old and dry wood logs exude together with parchment paper a very pleasant aroma. The old and dignified aromas flatter my nose and hint at the old age of Bunnahabhain.
After my mouth watering while nosing, I'm looking forward to enjoying the old drop. Spicy and discreetly tart wood aromas dominate the first sip. Dark wood tones, a strange spice and bitter coffee exude an unusual aroma. Bitter chocolate and espresso notes mingle with the now slightly salty oak tones. A very subtle spiciness rises from the spicy wood, briefly flashes sweetness and fruit. A touch of burnt wood comes to the fore. Bitter aromas now dominate the taste.
With these heavy and dignified aromas of taste, the finish begins. Again old and dry wood notes, which change into slightly burned wood. A touch of dried fruit and a minimal pinch of salt turns back into tart and slightly bitter wood notes. Old and dry spice ends the short to medium-long finish. A touch of espresso powder sticks to the tongue.
- Pretty good and enjoyable but not on the same level as the greatest Bunnas from 1968.
Pretty fresh and rich wood notes, lots of toffee and old books
Rather smooth, nice oak wood with toffee, dark chocolate, coffee. Just little sweetness and actually no fruitiness.
Medium long, smooth, a tad bitter in the end
- On the nose there is oak wood, old books and some toffee. On the palate it is well balanced sherry oak and some coffee notes (not toffee). Unfortunately it is lacking of any fruity notes and also some sweetness. It's very pleasant to drink but does not come close to the best Bunnahabhains. Still hitting over 90 points for me.