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Overall rating
87.95/100
votes
185
Whiskybase ID
WB116842
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
2 Oloroso Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
1620
Strength
55.7 % Vol.
Size
30 ml 500 ml
Added on
30 Aug 2018 8:35 am by Yeyel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 118.71

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain Bn7 ElD

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.95 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    an elixir expression for an unpeated bunna, with a very strong nose, on the slightly grilled sherry, strong coffee, cherries bathed in a bath of burnt caramel.
    On the palate, gingerbread, buttered dark chocolate, candied fruit on the orange and cooked and candied cherries, raisins soaked in alcohol, giving off strong and pronounced scents, a little woody still amplifies these scents already very strong:
    the finish is long, attractive, velvety
    a very good dram !!
    • Nose
      oozing nuts, crushed red fruit, well-present wood, a little dried mold, a little toasted almond.

  2. LeChiffre scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    With Bunnahabhain it's always something like that for me, but this one turned out really well. Greatly matured, intense sherry profile without being too overlaying. I really like the pronounced bitter-tart wood spiciness as a harmoniously integrated counterpoint. Successful bottling!
    • Nose
      91 91
      full and dark fruity; Rum raisins; Cherries; Oranges; Figs; slightly buttery notes; Caramel; Chocolate; Coconut; Cinnamon; delicate spicy wood notes in the background
    • Taste
      90 90
      powerful start; creamy-sweet; Red fruits; Cherries; Herbal and spice notes; Tobacco; nutty notes; harmoniously integrated slightly bitter-tart oak notes in the background as a nice counterpoint
    • Finish
      90 90
      at first there is a nice, strong peppery flavor; Herbs; some fruit (grapefruit, blood orange); tender bitter-tart oak lingers for a long time

  3. NRGCLICK scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Nose:

    All I can say is Bounty!!! After having the bottle opened for about 4 weeks, the oxidisation has worked its magic, this whisky has really opened its self up.
    Returning back to it, there appears to be a more prominent coconut note mixed with dark chocolate, hence the bounty reference (being a bounty fan, I approve 100%). This is also bursting with cherries and if you're from Australia or managed to ever try a cherry ripe, thats also very distinct on the nose.
    Cherry pie, with molasses, dark sweet caramelised fruits, which are an absolute sensation on the nose, especially for dessert lovers.

    Palate:

    Thickshake! The viscosity here is like a thick custard, you'll be chewing on this dram. Conforming pearls on the side of the glass, then begin the slow and steady race back down to the bottom, the thick oils are present here, no doubt influence from the tannins of the sherry cask. I get creme brulee that coats the mouths, followed by candied cherries and sugar syrup. The finish as a slight oak spice, quite pleasing after all the sweetness on the nose and the first mouthful, almost like a bitter ginger note, not enough to throw you, just enough to add a good balance.
    The finish is long, still, feel my teeth are coated in candy.

    Verdict:

    A sherry monster. I think the Bunna spirit complements sherry cask stupendously and this EOI Bn7 has not disappointed. I love the way that IB's play around with different cask and gives us a new expression we normally wouldn't get from the distillery themselves.

    With time, this is one of those drams that keep getting better and better.

    I didn't add water to this, although I have, and in my opinion it doesn't need it. Perhaps start with precursor dram to acclimate the palate before diving into this CS.

  4. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes by producer;

    Distilled in 2001 and aged for more than 16 years in a pair of oloroso sherry butts. Full of rich caramel and dark-chocolate flavour – a perfect winter warmer. Only 1620 bottles were produced.

    Cask details;
    A pair of oloroso sherry butts, distilled in 2001.

    Nose
    A pan of melting milk chocolate buttons with caramel centres. Toasted cinnamon sticks and ground ginger mixed with sultanas and walnuts – the perfect winter cake mix.

    Palate
    A thick and creamy texture with tones of milk chocolate and glacé cherries. Classic bitter-orange marmalade spread on freshly-toasted granary bread. Mixed spice follows: caraway seeds, cloves and allspice.

    Finish
    Juicy with red berries, blackcurrant cordial, cinnamon spice and a lingering citrus note akin to candied orange peel.

  5. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      The first nose is really full and dark. The alcohol is noticeable, but pleasantly cool with some distance to the glass. I find raisins, prunes, dark chocolate, cold coffee and then great fruit. There are oranges, apricots and red gooseberries. Over time, some candle wax and some brown butter comes through.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Powerful with added sweet dates, kaba, brittle, nutmeg, carnation and blood oranges without the addition of water. In addition, something reminds me of red rubber animals. With a little water, the malt opens something and in addition to the above-mentioned flavors also salty almonds and some thyme price.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium. Black pepper, coffee, light herbaceous, orange peel and oak spice.

  6. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    What a good oloroso matured Bunna. :)
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sherry, caramel, honey, dried fruits, citruses and lacquered wood.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Powerful. Waxy fruits, citruses, pepper and nutmeg, matured oak, honey and vanilla.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, creamy, spicy, fruity.

  7. marcusjang scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Unpeated Bunnahabhains always felt a bit hot and peppery to me, and this one is not an exception. Still a very good Oloroso-matured malt with a rich palate.
    • Nose
      Rich chocolate, spices, dried fruits, mineral, dusty wood, slightly waxy
    • Taste
      Dried apricots, black cherries, blood oranges, burnt sugar, perfumy, spices, brine, pepper, oily texture, bitter oak tannins
    • Finish
      Sea breeze, peppery, orange pith, moderately long, cacao nibs, some cream, nutty

  8. Squinugie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. DerDennis! scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    With water it gets even better for me. Great bunnahabhain.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Ninofdram scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

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