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Bunnahabhain 2003

Overall rating
90.04/100
votes
52
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Amontillado Finish
Vintage
20.02.2003
Bottled
28.01.2019
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Amontillado Sherry Hogsheads Finish
Number of bottles
1710
Strength
57.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
029704219452
Bottled for
Distillery Exclusive
Added on
26 Apr 2019 3:23 pm by Lordh1899
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 251,33

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137 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2003

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.04 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A more than successful finish. The very fact that he delivers not only the "pleasant" sherry notes but also bulkier aromas such as cellar miller and fermented grapes makes him a really good and exciting whisky.
    • Nose
      Immediately there is a rich sherry bouquet in the nose: heavy and full, raisins, leather, tobacco. Fermented grapes with a slightly sour taste. Earthy, loamy, damp forest soil. Nougat chocolate, marzipan, cinnamon & coriander.
    • Taste
      Creamy and "solid", undiluted not too vigorous. On the tongue, too, he shows himself sherry-stressed, but in a balanced and unadorned manner. Raisins and dried figs, curry powder, turmeric, cinnamon, coriander. Mashed redcurrants. Milk coffee, fine-sour chocolate, bitter honey. Increasing wood note. Feels pleasant on the tongue, envelops it with flavors, fills out the entire mouth. Something musty cellar with damp wooden shelves.
    • Finish
      Long and dry, with a good portion of wood, raisins, tart spices and dark chocolate.

  2. Turvekuukkeli scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Oily, full bodied, sweet, liquorice and long.

  3. spigray scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    No proper notes, I tasted it in the distillery shop. It´s not as good as the sauternes cask finish but that´s almost impossible. Great balance, well integrated sherry, medium sweet, slightly salty. Very good

  4. nallacam scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Voluminous, Full, Rich
      Sweet
      Distinct barrel aroma, sherry
      ... the fruit comes over time, even dry fruits ...
      Dried orange peel, light scent of spices
      Alcohol is noticeable ...
      He has a bit of a dirty, coastal whisky with character
    • Taste
      89 89
      Strong start!
      Sweet, creamy and herbal ....
      What a start!
      Slight bitterness on the barrel, nice spiciness, liquorice, licorice
      Wet wood planks, flint, burnt raisins
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, slightly bitter, spicy and pleasantly mild towards the end

  5. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I had high expectations that were not 100% fulfilled. Nevertheless, a good whisky, which I probably would not buy with but for the price called.
    • Nose
      89 89
      the first note that I can take, and that took a while, is marzipan, then quite clear, almonds, slight sweetness, but also acidity, light roasted aromas, a little yogurt, the roasted aromas become more dominant over time, as well Milk chocolate, after the first sip, fresher, clear raspberry
    • Taste
      89 89
      oily, creamy, sweet, roasted aromas, walnut, white chocolate ganache, red fruit, light acidity, tingling, some caramel, tobacco, slightly dirty, medicinal, light towards iodine, sounds worse than it is, but I miss the better one paraphrase
    • Finish
      87 87
      burned caramel, almond, marzipan, fruit bowl, raspberry, slightly metallic, warming, medium-long

  6. daverdaz scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Very sweet, notes of nuts and Toffee Fudge.

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