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Overall rating
92.38/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Vintage
12.1960
Bottled
11.1999
Stated Age
38 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
194
Strength
43.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 Jan 2010 3:15 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1332,00

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18 × member ratings

13 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1960 DL

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.38 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    fig dates honey toffee sultanas leather chocolate tobacco, excellent sherry, delicious!

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2003]  I had this dram during a MaRa "Islay" tasting at Limburg.  In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5.  My notes state a very dark sherry colour.  Both the nose and taste are rich, sweet and well balanced on sherry-induced flavours and aromas.

  3. Nimrod77 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    I love these old Bunnas, and I'd like to write that this 1960s Bunna is the best bunna I've ever had in my glass - but that would be a lie. This Bunna is awesome, pretty awesome even, and such beautiful examples of firing in the early 60s and the quality of the sherry casks then, you will find only very rarely. The nose certainly plays a leading role, but (and that's what I like to criticize, and maybe I'm a bit picky), you also have the taste of this whisky, a little bit that a few years less in the barrel better done have. Of course, the whining is on a high level, because we are still talking about an exceptional whisky, but in direct comparison I found, for example, the 34 yo OA (identical to the Auld Acquaintance) or the 31yo of Adelphi a touch better.
    • Nose
      I'm not a friend of this "in the old days everything was better" whining, but in the past everything was better
      Really spicy, a real mix of herbs, a bit woody, old books bound in leather, some smoke, burned caramelized sugar, thyme twigs, some musk, fresh tobacco leaves and a hint of vanilla, dried fruit ... you could just spend hours there sniff
    • Taste
      Like a concentrate of various spices, difficult to differentiate, most likely to compare with a very spicy sauce in a French restaurant, thyme, cloves, some nutmeg, white pepper, cardamom .... all very interwoven and as I said difficult too unravel, dry sherry, even drier sherry, burnt logs, again somewhat leathery and some tobacco, albeit more subtle than in the nose, light honey notes, towards the end still dry and woody-bitter
    • Finish
      Endless finish, dry, sherry and slightly bitter, lingers hours on the palate

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Moderator

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      97 97

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Moderator

    This is the best Bunnahabhain I had ever - I think it is even better than the famous 1968 Old Acquaintance. No more to say - Excellent!
    • Nose
      Sweet, rich and complex, dried fruits, sherry wood, lots of tobacco, little leather notes, raisins, prunes and much more. Superb!
    • Taste
      Wow! Such a great sweetness in balance with finest sherry wood notes, dried fruits galore, tobacco straight from Havanna, all kinds of dark fruits and raisins and there is as lot more.
    • Finish
      Long, smooth and sweet with great fruitiness

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Moderator

    Sherry oak, old books, leather, prunes, oranges and a touch of smoke with a perfectly subtle sweetness. This one really reminds me on some great Macallans like the 1952 15yo. Thus this one is not just competing with other excellent Bunnahabhains but with the greatest whiskys. 97 points!

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