Overall rating
86.20/100
votes
22
Whiskybase ID
WB130442
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Cask Collection
Vintage
24.10.2002
Bottled
15.03.2019
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
3055
Number of bottles
291
Strength
55.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 apr 2019 7:57 pm by blacknapkins
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 107.02

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22 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bunnahabhain 2002 DR

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.20 points.

  1. Stouby scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Light yellow. Nose: Malt, dish, vanilla, sherry. Taste: Dish, vanilla, fruit, sherry, spicy, pepper.

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Flawless whisky, tap a sherry finish. However, I don't have the tension for a top ranking. Probably not that young at all.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Is it crazy how your senses sometimes play tricks on you at blind tastings, or is it the other way around? I had the whisky in the glass again after the clarification and with the best will in the world I couldn't find the sherry, which was never there either. Was it the color? Was it the subconscious association of sherry with Bunnahabhain that the subconscious recognized? Questions upon questions ...
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fresh and sherry fruits, strong, also slightly mineral and somewhat floral, this is how it presents itself immediately after pouring. After a while, the fresh fruits have disappeared, there are still a few apples in the background, otherwise the sherry dominates. Then salt, a little sweat and pears pickled in schnapps, and occasionally caramel. Movement wipes everything away except for a herbal note. Warmth briefly brings the apples forward again before the herbs take over again.

      After the dissolution, a strong caramel note now dominates over the entire length. Cooked fruits are still there, but no longer look like the dried fruits of a sherry bottling. Otherwise, the notes above continue to apply.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very strong start, herbs and some fruit at the front, plus honey. Dense mouthfeel, slightly creamy. There is a clear load of tannins to the rear. In the second sip more fruit acid at the front, overall more balanced than in the first sip.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Dries clearly in the finish and warms up significantly. The finish is quite long, drying until the end. In the second sip it doesn't dry off as much, now a certain sweetness remains until the end.

  3. Rauchkopp did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      Red apple with something herbalem. Grains of bread crust, semig. Fine tingling. Maybe even cinnamon. An artificial note hovers over it, not quite rubber ...
    • Taste
      Pleasant sweetness and margarine on the tongue tip. Not fruity hints, which are more in the direction Hefeweizenbier. Later something pleasant black pepper. Surprisingly light aromas, yet powerful. Could guess at 54%.
    • Finish
      Bread dough? Cooling slightly.

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