Overall rating
92.77/100
votes
145
Whiskybase ID
WB121396
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bottling serie
Warehouse Diamonds
Vintage
1968
Bottled
2018
Calculated age
49 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
MoS 18032
Number of bottles
167
Strength
42.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
24 nov 2018 3:43 pm by Whisky_Addicted
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2453.00

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Whisky reviews for Bunnahabhain 1968 MoS

33 users have left 37 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.77 points.

  1. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    absolutely perfect, sherry influence doesnt cover distilate but completes it!

  2. Vandeerwolf scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

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    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  3. JNuyts scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Cubey666 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      quite fruity, Tuttifrutti too. quite layered, mocha, stewed meat, whiff of soft smoke and oranges
    • Taste
      91 91
      damn, this is good! fruity, sweet, full, almost no wood dryness at all too. liquorice, espresso, tobacco
    • Finish
      90 90
      medium long, prunes, Tuttifrutti, a small party in your mouth continues,

  5. whisky2enjoy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. whiskybommel scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    This is just near perfect. No words, simply puzzled and amazed... Wow!

  7. Bartoszwhisky scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Lovely 50yo Bunna, well balanced, just the sherry cask as it should be. Let this moment last...

  8. Sendilkelm scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    A well-balanced, multi-dimensional whisky. Arranged, delicate. A wide spectrum of notes ranging from dates, prunes, chocolate, coffee, cherries, vanilla pod. On a scale of 1-10, 8.5 / 10

  9. prz22 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    I think its the Best Bunna I tried so far..

    Really outstanding!!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Very dense, Rich full and powerful old sherry.
      Marvelous!!
    • Taste
      95 95
      Oldschool, long maturation easily recognized with each SIP, full bodied, balanced, msybe even a little bit too woody.
      Still amazing!
    • Finish
      94 94
      Very long, vast, evolving, really great!

  10. Holle525 scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    There is nothing more to say as already stated from the other guys who rated more than 96 points. An absolute Masterpiece.

  11. Mimoo21 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Amazing sherry monster, complete whisky. The Diamond series holds a really high level.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  12. breflex scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Superb! Balance!!!! Thats all about.

  13. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Old Bunna H2H, Auld Acquaintance V the rest 1960-1968

    1 – Bunna 1964 25 year cask 4852/3/4/5 46% Signatory Dumpy – WB ID 7581
    2 – Bunna 1964 25 year cask 423/4/5 46% Moon Import, The Animals –WB ID 8683
    3 – Bunna 1966 35 year cask 4379 46.1% OB Feis Ile 2002 – WB ID 21051
    4 – Bunna 1967 33 year cask 3315 41.1% Malts Of Scotland, bourbon hoggy – WB ID 16817
    5 – Bunna 1968 41 year cask 12401/2/3 41.2% Adelphi, refill sherry - WB ID 15142
    6 – Bunna 1968 50 year Cask Mos 18032 42.1% Malts Of Scotland, sherry butt – Warehouse Diamonds – WB ID 121396
    7 – Bunna 1968 34 year cask 43.8% Auld Acquaintance OB,sherry - WB ID 3105
    8 – Bunna 1960 39 year cask 43.4% Douglas Laing OMC, (peated) – WB ID 5597

    Bunna stopped peating in 1962 or 1963, so the OMC is a rare beast, and will be tasted last. , but will the Auld Acquaintance or the 50 year Mos tame it?

    RESULT
    1 - 60 Douglas Laing OMC
    2 - 68 Auld Acquaintance
    3 – 68 50 year Cask Mos 18032
    4 - 66 Feis Ile 2002 OB
    5 - 68 Adelphi almost as good as the 66
    6 - 67 Mos 33 year cask 3315
    7 – 64 Signatory
    8 – 64 Moon Import
    I really cannot split the 1960 Douglas Laing (peated) and the 1968 Old Acquaintance but on an emotional level I will give it to the DL, but both these whiskies must be the best Bunna ever bottled.

    The 50 year Malts of Scotland is quality and the 1966 OB Feis Ile is very rich and a quality dram and not far behind is the 1968 Adelphi which surprised me in a good way. The 67 Mos is nice and all of these 6 are way in front of the two 1964 offerings which were not really at the races because they are lighter with less going on basically.
    In truth the first 6 are all excellent, this was a great H2H.

  14. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Just excellent, no off notes and great balance, this must have been a hell of cask to get to 50 years old and taste like this?
    • Nose
      93 93
      Rich dark fruits, old school sherry, some polished wood notes, ginger and other spices. After a minute or so blackberry & blackcurrant crumble. Great nose
    • Taste
      94 94
      Very spicy, fizzy with a lovely sherry note, this has great balance, nothing out of place. Lots of rich fruit cake, dark fruits, a little caramel and then a very faint hint of orange. What is impressive is the balance on show here.
      The spice just keeps on growing
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long, fizzy & warming, just lovely

  15. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    There is a lot going on here - dark fruits (raisins, dates, figs, berries), subtly also light fruits (mango, passion fruit). Snuff with peach aroma, cigar, caraway, anise, sage.
    Menthol and camphor. Forest honey.

    Mouth:
    Not a bit tired, strong aroma load.
    Chocolate sauce with mint, cloves and cinnamon, saffron. Forest honey, lots of red fruits. Tobacco.
    The chocolate fruit sweetness is leading, the spicy notes set the right accents.

    Finish:
    Medium length, fruit sweetness (berries), only here a slight bitterness is shown (cold coffee).

    94/100

    Conclusion:
    A really great whisky. It maintains the level of the nose (not a matter of course for long-matured malts), is balanced, nice intensity of the aromas at "only" 42%.
    If I were forced to make a point of criticism: as Bunnahabhain I would not recognize it, the barrel is already relatively dominant. If the barrel does such a good job, of course, there is no reason to complain.

  16. A861 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  17. dRambo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    great, delicious whisky - I can only taste its impressive age personally on the palate, these dirty, slightly sulphurous, acidic retrosmann notes are very tasty and unfortunately very rare today.
    I would not buy the bottle for the issue price of 999 € - it is just too easy to drink - in the price range I want to experience more than a perfect easy drinking malt with depth - I lack corners and edges, which has sanded away the age and that's why he so expensive, ok. Then it's just not my product. Nice to have tried it and my notes are also not exhaustive, I prioritized enjoyment.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Raisins, dried dates, grape seeds and stems, tropical wood, leather, carnauba wax shoe polish

      with some time, old, degraded, barely perceptible smoke, subtle tasty spicy tobacco, strawberry and cherry jam, in the depth rather unclear and confused - orange, lemon, autumn leaves, juniper, cinnamon, clove, ..

      the nose is great, very nice aromas without a mistake, if he had a little more alcohol, the nose would be a touch more intense, he would certainly benefit from that
    • Taste
      95 95
      liqueur-like viscous, very old wood, a hint of mint and sweetened espresso, fine, delicate, sulphurous berry cocktail, great old musty sherry, super creamy and very great viscosity, leather, tobacco - beautifully interwoven and still lively on the palate
    • Finish
      90 90
      continues the palate, I find nothing new here and unfortunately I also notice the low alcohol strength here, it could have a little more steam and I say that after a week without whisky

  18. Griller76 scored this whisky 99 points Expert Junior

    Attention: Bottle No. 70 was sold on ebay as an empty bottle!

  19. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Very dry-hearted bunna, a lot of sherry keg, not so much bunna, little salt and smoke, but still a great malt.
    • Nose
      Sherry and compote, plums, chocolates, blackberries, moist soil, fresh coffee beans, camphor, saffron, nutmeg, thyme, date tea, cinnamon, old, oiled leather
    • Taste
      Saffron, plums, chocolates, very intense, raisins, dates, darkest honey, rosemary, Earl Gray, lightest background smoke, intense, fresh coffee, nutmeg, very old, dark, roasted malt, oiled leather
    • Finish
      Dry-bitter, thyme, Earl Gray, bitter chocolate, dried-up dates, long

  20. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Quite a famous bottling here but does live up to expectations, the nose is plain amazing, honey toffee chocolate cocoa Demerara sugar dark fruits cooked fruits dried fruits sultanas, Christmas cake, orange leather some great rancio. Beautiful bottling

  21. Falnor scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at the WCY 69/ 50yr tasting in january 2019. After a lot of special drams this beauty was opened. A fitting ending of a great tasting.
    The insane numbers, colour and beautiful package of this warehouse diamond adds to a high anticipation.

    So what can we expect from a 50 year old sherry cask? Dry / oaky with pencil shavings and cherries? Let's see...
    • Nose
      91 91
      What a fruity nose after all these years. The first thing that sticks out are the blue berries. A forest fruit feeling only more in a jammy version. Cassis, raisins and sultanas completes this fruity oldtimer.
      Still we've got lots of othe stuff to explore. Coffee candy, cloves and even some nutmeg make sure there's room for the spicy side.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The blue berries from the nose are more intense and more towards blackberries and blackcurrant. Some dried oranges, autumn leaves and tobacco goes well with the anise and cinnamon on the palate. There's chocolate with raisins and hazelnut.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Special coffee infused with nuts, honey and vanilla gives body towards the end. The fruit fades a bit, but the bitter cocoa has enough sweetness.

  22. gooos scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  23. hans1971 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  24. MikerG2k scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  25. Hvdree scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  26. JacobaEd scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  27. stefsel111 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  28. Lorion scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    A grenade. Just the madness. An old sherry whisky. So he has to smell and taste. 95 points!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Fermented fruit. Raisins. A few juniper berries are here. Passion fruit, hints of mango. Rum-Grape-Nut chocolate. Sweet, pressed wood. Herbal drawer. Gradually, the oak comes through. Dried plums. Sweet-tasting cellar. Moist, slightly mineral.
    • Taste
      96 96
      Warm plum jam. Aromatic pipe tobacco. Raisins. Old leather. Dark chocolate. Fermented fruit. Hazelnut shell. The second sip is sweeter. But it gets drier soon. Some lovage.
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long, warm. Fruity and subtly bitter. Cinnamon. Somewhat moldy Maggi remains.

  29. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    very good, complex, harmonic whisky, but I'm the muffige and the enormous oak cargo behind out a little too much. I would have liked this whisky from a refill bourbon barrel and filled with 40 years.
    • Nose
      Pur: In fact, the anise described by many at the beginning, very complex at the beginning. Lots of sherry but not dominating, dark chocolate with at least 70%, raisins and plums. Many musty notes like wet tobacco, forest floor, old furniture. It quickly becomes fruity, red dominates here. Cherry, blackberries. I do not perceive smoke or sulfur, but unfortunately also no sea air or the Bunnatypische harbor flavor. With some water: more leather and tobacco, the sherry is more dominant.
    • Taste
      Pure: despite only 42% very powerful beginning, bizzelt right in the mouth like Ahoibrause. Then come leather, red woodruff, gingerbread and dark chocolate. I miss a little the oiliness that I would have expected at this age. With a little water: maple syrup, altogether sweeter, more pleasing.
    • Finish
      long, a lot of dry oak, dark chocolate, fruit is still there.

  30. Griller76 scored this whisky 99 points Expert Junior

    @WhiskyAddicted : I think Chico11mbit is mad about not getting any bottle from this delicoius whisky, or can`t afford one, so he can`t begrudge him to anybody other. Just my two cents!

  31. waal scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    First: I always have my difficulties with these old malts and fluctuate between awe and try neutral evaluation. It is precisely this objective assessment that makes me think. Do I then subconsciously rate myself worse, as I do not want to be blinded by awe, or do I actually judge better because of the story this malt has lived through? I dont know.
    However, as I tend to rate such 'old malts' a lot worse than the average, I suspect that I'm just not the type for that particular kind of taste (which they all have in common). Attention: Wailing at a damn high level ????

    Aroma / Nose feeling:
    A potpourri of different flavors - what diversity! In front of such a glass I can sit for hours and smell it. Deep, full, heavy and dignified. Quiet, sweet with a hint of anise. Plum compote with rum, coconut milk, almonds, cereals, wax, ripe pear, berry haribo, loam soil and cotton candy. A constant change of flavors makes this malt an absolute dream of aromas.
    Continue with some vegetables, dates, dark chocolate with marzipan and tents.
    The nose is underlined by a leathery, dusty, slightly musty clay, which I perceive as very suitable and age appropriate.

    Taste / mouthfeel:
    With light tingling, leather, bitter first impression and a little sourdough, the old Scotch greets me on the tongue. Uff - what happens here? The bunnahabhain suddenly changes its structure in the mouth. As if the sip of whisky would change in my mouth. I've never been this way and confused myself. I honestly can not describe it either. You have to experience it yourself.
    Vanilla, hops, malt and a creaminess, which unfortunately gets watery with time, are to be found. Also floral notes, dark bitter chocolate and hot berries on vanilla sauce.
    However, what I do not like here (and also in the finish) is the already mentioned in the introduction sucked impression that leaves the malt in the mouth. This impression is reinforced after sipping on the glass to the finish. This old, ailing, "stale-mineral-water-carbonic-moderate" - I do not like it (unfortunately). A shallow comparison - I know - but I think I can explain the best so what I mean: Coke without carbonation. Brrrrrrr !!

    Finish / aftertaste / Length:
    A sweet, short- to medium-long finish with slightly mineral and floral notes, which gets a little bitter over time and brings the oak to light. Clove, cold coffee with cream and some geranium accompany the overall impression.

    Overall impression / comment:
    Yes, what should I say. For me, such old malts are like people who are full of life years. They have a great deal to tell and have had to experience and suffer a lot in their long lives. Nevertheless - the power of the youth (of course with all the disadvantages) has disappeared and usually those people are missing at the end of life but a bit of élan.
    Exactly this Elan I miss in general with old malts. In the end, they are too bland, too exhausted. Of course, this Bunna is very memorable (especially the nose) but for me this malt would not be for every day. In the taste and the departure of the old warhorse loses me too many sympathy points and acts on me as if he was abandoned by all life spirits.
    As mentioned in the beginning, all this complaining is of a high standard and I also understand what is desirable about such an old malt, but honestly? I am a 18 Bunna, at a much lower price, a lot better - and the same review of:

    Points:
    88/100
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  32. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  33. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Photo Moderator

    Head to head with the Auld Acquaintance I would rate this whisky the same or even one point higher due to the higher complexity and more spicyness.

  34. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Photo Moderator

    Mahagony color, intense and complex from the start, very good balance, clearly a winner - fantastic!
    • Nose
      98 98
      Intense, dried fruits, plums, dates, figs, chocolate galore, also cooked fruits, jam, finest oak wood, hints of vanilla, spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, sugar cane, whiffs of toffee and mocha - it's really hard to stop sniffing - superb!
    • Taste
      97 97
      Punchy, creamy, liquorice, fruity, nutty, spices, dried and cooked fruits, blood oranges, finest oak wood again balanced with subtle sweetness, more vanilla notes, pepper, more chocolate, cocoa, notes of acacia honey, nutmeg, touch of coffee and espresso - excellent!
    • Finish
      96 96
      Long, warm, more spices, more fine oak wood, not drying

  35. GIngi scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Best whisky in 2018! Perfect balanced - near optimum!
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      95 95

  36. Griller76 scored this whisky 99 points Expert Junior

    A real toppaint, which has reached its optimum maturity right now to be bottled!
    • Nose
      96 96
      warm-sherry-tonic, plump pudding, Christmas spices, fruit cake, dried fruit bread, rum pot with red fruits, oak
    • Taste
      96 96
      subtle oak, medium sweetness, alcohol perfectly embedded, tight and perfectly interwoven flavors and spices of the Orient, pleasantly warm
    • Finish
      96 96
      eternally long, sweet, light oak bitterness

  37. edhunter15 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    What can I say? I was a bit worried before the tasting that this malt may not meet my expectations and as a result may rather disillusionment based on the quality of such old (and expensive) whiskys. But on the contrary! Such a harmonious, complex and delicious whisky I had so far very rarely in the glass! The interplay of the soft oak flavors with the complex fruitiness and mouth-watering spice really testifies to an exceptional malt. Not only the key data shows that you have something special in the glass. Of course you can not rate this Bunnahabhain biased and at a blindsample my euphoria would probably have been a bit lower, but I had just one of my most special and most intense whisky experiences. I'm excited!
    • Nose
      Wow! This is how 50 years smell. What flows towards me here is so complex and new to me that I need some time to sort out my impressions. I already know that my description can only reasonably do justice to the malt, since a list of all the associations that hit my head would span the frame. I still try my best. The first flavor package I would describe as a combination of old leather, old lacquered wood (like the cabin of an old sailing boat) and a very interesting fruitiness. This reminds me most of dried apple rings, candied rhubarb and very aromatic raisins. However, the description of this fruitiness is extraordinarily difficult for me, as it is very complex and always shows new nuances. With a little time, a wonderfully in-spice of cloves and star anise and a mouth-watering creaminess join the other flavors. On the one hand, the creaminess reminds me of fragrant vanilla pastry, on the other hand, of cigar leaves or the creamy-fruity aromas of a noble champagne. I could hold my nose in the glass for hours and I would not run out of associations.
    • Taste
      The taste reflects wonderfully the impressions from the Nosing again. Again, there is a very complex and incredibly round interaction of old leather, tobacco, old wood and carnations and star anise. But notes of cinnamon, cantuccini and cocoa with a dash of amaretto characterize the taste.
    • Finish
      Especially the Cantuccini pastry and the cocoa with amaretto determined the finish immediately after swallowing. These aromas reconnect with the notes of cloves and cinnamon, as well as a distinct fruitiness of raisins, dates and dried apricots. Especially the fruit flavors remain in the mouth for a long time. The oak is exceptionally harmonious and softly integrated into the overall picture, which I find really amazing after such a long maturation period.

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