Overall rating
89.51/100
votes
121
Whiskybase ID
WB130940
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Bottling serie
An Antique Armchair
Vintage
1987
Bottled
2018
Calculated age
30 years old
Casktype
Ex-Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
451
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Cask Club Release 2
Added on
08 may 2019 12:29 pm by Bosi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 294.58

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Whisky reviews for Bunnahabhain 1987 Wy

28 users have left 28 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.51 points.

  1. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    a really great malt with a wonderful variety of flavors. The interplay of flavors is almost breathtaking. An excellent bunna. I like it very much. 92 with tendency to 93.
    • Nose
      nice heavy sherry notes accompanied by a beautiful and matching sulfur note, lots of dried fruits, plums, figs, many dark berries, behind the sulfur are a pair of orange peel, spicy old wood, some furniture polish, later a couple of slightly sweet notes with some chocolate and caramel. You'd think it had more than 46%, there is a lot of power behind it. After a long time, the sulfur recedes and the citrus and chocolate notes come to the fore. Also has something of grandma’s wall unit
    • Taste
      Strong start with mainly thick sherry notes, plums, raisins, figs, then come the spicy old wood notes with a now stronger note of the furniture polish. The citrus fruits are also here again, although here, too, they tend to be in the background. There is also a slight bitterness which is not unpleasant but paired with old leather.
    • Finish
      Nice intense finish that reflects the dark fruity aromas of the nose very nicely. In the background, the slightly sweet chocolate notes cavort, although they now look more like dark chocolate, wrapped in the leather notes, ensnared with notes of old wood. The aromas stay on the palate and on the tongue for a long time. You can benefit from it for a long time.

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  3. Cubey666 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      it is like walking into a cake store, where a week ago an antique shop was still present: leather, wood, dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, tobacco box, cherries, cookies, flowers, spiced biscuits, oranges, almond filling
    • Taste
      90 90
      wood, spiced biscuits, hint of sulphur, metallic edge, espresso, silver spoon cleaning solution (really!) oily, balsamic vinegar, bit of a lemon peel, salty sea water.
    • Finish
      90 90
      oily, spiced wood, dark red fruits, coffee, espresso, dark chocolate bitterness that stays long on the tongue, salty sea air.

  4. PhamHa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Obynapewno scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
      heavy, thick, intense sherry, sweet, prunes, figs, blueberry jam, some flowers, nice sulfur, matches
    • Taste
      92 92
      honey, dried fruit, old wood, blueberry jam, flowers, a bit of leather, freshly ground pepper, a bit of citrus and varnish
    • Finish
      92 92
      medium, sweet, blueberry jam, wood, some citrus

  6. saothangbay scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. rolabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Anthaeus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    A hint of sulfur and ignition pellets on the nose. Slightly bitter oak in the mouth, covering a nice fruitiness. Sounds worse than him but is definitely not a favorite of mine from the great Wemyss Bunna range.

  9. James.Braddock scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Very cool old sherry whisky, where the name says it all. Leather and coffee in abundance. If you miss the Knockando 25, you will find a worthy replacement here

  10. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  11. tommy12 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Medium dark, beautiful color.
    Nose: sulfur, additions to smoke, sweetness, sherry. Taste: sulfur (quite unpleasant), PX sweetness, sticky, long-lasting (which is rather unpleasant in this case), little sweetness, rather tart. Somewhat dull, astringent. I suspect that this is the whisky that divides opinions. Anyway, that's not my taste profile.

  12. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wow, very nice nose, lovely mouthfeel and intense finish. I realy like this dram and glad I got 6cl from a friend so I have 3cl left for tomorrow...
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  13. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  14. Gous scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  15. squaadgras scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  16. Totoro scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
      Oh yes, that's the stuff: insanely intense, thick, and heavy old sherry wood aromas. There's a minor touch of sulphur, as in many of these old sherried Wemyss Bunnahabhains, but it's nowhere near as pronounced as in the "Luxury Damson Jam" for instance, and actually fits perfectly well into the overall rancio/old wine cellar aroma profile that characterizes this bottling. Dried prunes and figs, heavily concentrated berry jams, aged balsamic vinegar, heavy sauces dripping with umami, loads of old leather, nutty, dry old sherry... It's all one big seamless delicious, musty-and-dusty old symphony, with enough fruits and saline coastal Bunna freshness underneath to remain lively and interesting. Absolutely no complaints at all.
    • Taste
      91 91
      46% going on 48 or even 50, I'd say. As far as the attack is concerned, the strength is perfectly fine with this one, it's really intense enough as it is. Not quite as spectacular the nose, but still pretty much exactly what you'd want from a 31-year-old, all-sherry-matured Bunnahabhain. As for the flavors, it's the nose on repeat, plus some elderflower cordial, and (if that's possible) even more leather. They sure chose a fitting name for this one. I prefer the "Chestnut & Apple Chutney" on the palate, but this is excellent in its own right. Really, it should score a point more, but in the end it does feel as if there are just a few crucial percentage points missing in the ABV after all, so the flavor development is a bit more curt than it probably could be.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Yeah, well, what can you say. If you like what the nose and palate had to offer, you'll love the finish, which stays with you for what feels like ... forever.

  17. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  18. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  19. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      dominant tasty sulfur, matchstick, rosewater, passed red sour berries, subtle leather and library notes, fine tasty flower sweetness like spring lilac
    • Taste
      90 90
      Roasted notes, a lot of fine dry wood, cocoa, leather, furniture polish, hay, light oak with a lot of herbal wax, polished wood - typical coastal salty Bunnas style - here he could use a little more steam - too bad that they have diluted it
    • Finish
      88 88
      unfortunately seems a bit thin, I lack a little sweetness and volume, tart grass and leather notes have a long lasting effect

  20. kringo86 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    The nose is still fine with nice roasted aromas, but in the finish it is hell. Seldom had such a strong sulfur taste on the finish, that's one of the things I don't like ...

  21. Othorion scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Raisins, leather, old books, matches, prunes, a hint of salty sea breeze, forest honey, burnt toast, Mon Cherie, stock cubes, oranges,
    • Taste
      92 92
      Hm, salivation, oily, creamy, full mouthfeel, plum compote, Mon Cherie cherries, raisins, dark chocolate and a few walnuts, a hint of salt, black pepper, roasted aromas! Class!
    • Finish
      90 90
      Warming, roasted walnuts, plums and cherries, dark chocolate, medium length

  22. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A really nice Bunnahabhain, great matured, nice nose and I like toasted aromas very much in the mouth, I also think that cask strength would have done well, but everyone as he wants ...
    • Nose
      A harmonious combination of spicy oak influence and fruity sherry notes suits you, nutty, old leather, dark fruits, raisins, a bit of furniture polish, but only as an undertone, it looks very ripe and set, the 46% can be smelled pleasantly, a little pepper , briefly there was a slight hint of sulfur, then I briefly got the smell of dissolving ACC cough reliever, so slightly effervescent with a light red fruit note, nice and fat, slightly musty, the ACC shows up again and again, with a little time in the glass also a little chocolate, then goes from fruity to creamy, dark, beautiful and exciting nose!
      After the first sip, a breeze of lovage, but the clear roasted aromas in the mouth do not appear in the nose, but I find the espresso now too
      After the second sip suddenly marzipan, very changeable
    • Taste
      wow, oily, full-bodied, lots of nuts, toasted aromas, oak, raisins, light tingling acidity on the tip of the tongue, wow, espresso, pepper, salt on the tip of the tongue, also tart, not woody, but rather spicy oak, tart, full load burnt Hanuta, unfortunately you notice the lack of barrel strength at the back, because he doesn't push as hard as at the start
    • Finish
      now it is becoming fruity, bright red fruits, still nuts, but the roasting subsides, grape skin, some salt on the palate, pleasant, as already said, unfortunately, with a little lack of emphasis

  23. rampah scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  24. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  25. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  26. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  27. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  28. Bosi scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    The name is in this whisky program. Beautiful ripe notes play with the distillery character of Bunnahabhain.
    This is one of those bottlings where you wish Wemyss would fill more cask strength more often. Then 90+ points would have been due.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The nose meets exactly the name of the bottling. Aromas of old leather, dry pipe tobacco, old polished wood, a hint of sulfur and dusty folios dominate the first impression. Behind it come also more fruity notes: dark cherries and figs. The distillery's character is also recognizable with a slight maritime touch.
    • Taste
      89 89
      On the tip of the tongue, velvety-soft fleur de sel tempts and sets the aromas of raisins, prunes and chocolates with alcohol-fruit filling the stage.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is warm and medium length. Now the taste of coffee and pickled dark fruits is formed.

  29. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Opened my bottle on Saturday July 6th, 2019 to celebrate the start of the Tour de France 2019 in Brussels, Belgium (“Le Grand Départ”), commemorating the first Tour de France victory of our Belgian cycling legend Eddy Merckx 50 years ago, in 1969.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

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