Bunnahabhain 2005

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Exclusive Limited
Calculated age
13 years old
Palo Cortado Sherry Cask Finish
Number of bottles
55.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
The Distillery Shop
Scotland Scotland
Added on
17 oct 2018 2:23 pm by Vloebi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 222.62

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78 × member ratings

146 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bunnahabhain 2005

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.88 points.

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A great, intense and very good "Distillery Exclusive";
    A really good malt - but the top malt is missing
    in complexity and depth!
    [Color] dark honey;
    • Nose
      87 87
      clear, not disturbing alcohol note; fruity (nectarine, apricot), flowery, permanent sweetness;
    • Taste
      89 89
      intense on arrival, vinous, sweet and fruity; pleasant oak, various spices, creamy, nutty, very aromatic;
    • Finish
      88 88
      medium length finish, lots of sherry, nuts, in the end oak, with a dry finish;

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  3. Spoerkel scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  4. dreamingpill scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    An amazingly enjoyable experience, beyond expections,

  5. vlad78 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Despite their young age, the barrel and the degree were able to create a good whisky.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The old Soviet lemonade Pinocchio. Some burnt sugar and marmalade. Vanilla and barely burnt dessert. Tea with cookies that just got out of the oven and it still burns.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet bright taste of cake with candied fruits and dried fruits.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Bright, sweet and long aftertaste.

  6. anibalec scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Cherry everywhere. Full body. Long finish. Sweet. No astringence at all.

  7. Malinois scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Probably the first reviewer who doesn't love it that much.
    Quite oversherried on the yeasty/woody/light sulfer style. I can't find any Bunna spirit (this is nr 3 in a vertical).
    I find it always disappointing when a cask takes everything over... And in this case the sherry isn't even good... To drying, spicy and wet woody.

  8. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  9. Love street scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Deep dark rich fruits, think dates & figs
    • Taste
      Sweet dry arrival, big sweet liquorice development with a sweet bakery background with that Bunnahabhain peppery character still there
    • Finish
      Long, long bitter sweet fight, dry pepper that goes on and on

  10. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This 13-year-old Bunnahabhain shows a beautiful selection of fruity notes paired with a delicate sherry sweetness, light smokiness, warming spices and subtle coastal aromas. A rich, bold and full-bodied single malt that goes well with the cold season.

    • Nose
      Fruity on the nose with a decent nuttiness of green walnuts. Creamy with vanilla, apricots and sherry sweetness, followed by a wee maritime note. The alcohol is present but not pungent.
    • Taste
      Strong and rich on the palate with sweet and fruity notes, followed by a bitter touch of green walnuts. Slightly maritime with a whiff of smoke in the back. Warming spiciness arrives with oak, nutmeg, ginger and pepper. Warm and mouth-filling.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long and very warming with a delicate nuttiness in the back.
      With water:
      Less sweet on the nose when a splash of water is added. Walnuts, mixed with smoke and sherry in the back. Also less sweet on the palate while fruity notes of peaches and citrus arrive. Dry oak with a tamed spiciness. The finish shows medium length with prickling spices and dry oak.

  11. ARDBERG scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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


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