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Overall rating
86.58/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Moine Sherry
Casknumber
5368
Number of bottles
610
Strength
58.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
24 Nov 2009 9:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79,95

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26 × member ratings

33 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1997 AD

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.58 points

  1. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A litlle bit off water makes a huge differance indeed, makes it less ashy and more subtle, great stuff!!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 610 bottles from cask no. 5368

    Traditionally, Bunnahabhain is very lightly peated, but in 1997 experiments were done using heavily peated malt. This is a rare example from this period. It comes from an active refill butt and has a chestnut brown hue. Some fresh eggs to start followed by rotting seaweed, dogfish and Twiglets! The Twiglets become more apparent with Marmite and some added chocolate. Unreduced, this is a monster – intense bbq and wood ash smoke, possibly even cigarette ash, followed by hazelnuts, brazil nuts, pistachio nuts and sugar-coated almonds. With the addition of a little water this becomes a super-smooth dram with caramelized peanuts and Peanut Kit Kat Chunkies. A lovely texture with more peanuts, now salty and chocolate. Not for the faint-hearted.

  3. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge says;

    Bunnahabhain 11 yo 1997/2009 (58.6%, Adelphi, cask #5368, 610 bottles)  Colour: full gold. Nose: rather less explosive than cask #3172 but also a tad straighter and fresher, with a peatiness that’s cleaner and a tad more ‘coastal’ whereas the whole is a little less complex, with much less sherry influence. Kippers and custard plus a little antiseptic, mercurochrome. A tad ‘southshore-ish’. With water: straight zesty peat, a tad mono-dimensional now. Close to raw malted barley, a little paraffin. Mouth (neat): more or less the same differences as on the nose. Very powerful, big peat, quite some salt, lemon and vanilla cake, just a little ginger… Very little sherry now, if any. With water: it’s best part. Clean zesty almondy kippery and salty peat. No sherry (did I really find sherry on the nose?) Finish: long, clean, good oomph, lemon, salt, peat. Comments: quite superb on the palate, but needs water. Quite a ‘peat monster’. SGP:257 - 85 points.

  4. Lafroy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very intensive nose broken down by three dominant notes i.e. campfire with burned prunes, peat and peat sweetness as well as sour apples with root spices.
    • Taste
      It starts with powerful peat, sweetness and smoke. After a while hot peppers appear, hot sensation in palate and smoked apricots. It´s definitely strong, powerful and well balanced. In the aftertaste you´ll find root spices and a little bit of dryness.
    • Finish
      Very long, dry and hot.

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