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Overall rating
87.18/100
votes
13
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Vintage
26.01.2005
Bottled
07.02.2019
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
75
Number of bottles
231
Strength
58.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Feb 2019 11:12 am by LittlePeat
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99,99

2 × in wishlist

13 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2005 WhB

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.18 points

  1. LittlePeat scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Relatively shy. Heavy smoke, algae, powdered sugar, coniferous resin. In the background maybe the Kumquat.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very spicy, a bit aggressive. Needs a lot of water, but this can also be well tolerated. Smoke, coniferous resin, sweet kumquat, wood.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Pulls down a long time. Spicy, woody, smoky, resinous.

      Conclusion: too little fruit for me. A sherry finish would have been good for him. Still a good whisky. Rather on the "elegant" side.

  2. theograph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A nice Bunnahabhain with a clear profile: fruity, coastal and some decent peat!

    Full review at:
    https://malternatives.wordpress.com/2019/02/15/bunnahabhain-14yo-582-whb/

  3. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Pretty straightforward malt. Although the distillery is not mentioned, but the imaged on the label (and now no longer existent) Warehouse can be unmistakably close to a Bunnahabhain. Absolutely, you could also write Móine on it.
    No restrained or dignified representative of his guild, for his 14 years, the still has plenty of power.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Clear smoky note, highlighted with herbs, light fruits and mineral notes of wet pebbles. Something Black Forest ham. The bright fruits turn out to be green grapes, pear, apple. Very clear and direct.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Spicy-smoky onion with liquorice pastilles, pepper and grapes. Strong in the start, but not aggressive despite his high cask strength. Dry from the beginning. Lots of fresh wood. Raisins covered in chocolate. Espresso beans. Honeycomb, vanilla pudding. A freshly mown wild herb meadow, counteracted by hearty smoke, salt and heated roofing felt.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long and dry. The smoke hardly passes in intensity. Licorice, pepper and espresso beans, accompanied by dark chocolate.

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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