Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
The Cooper's Choice
American Oak - Sauternes Finish
Number of bottles
57.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 May 2019 9:13 pm by SIEBERTS WHISKYWELT
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 71.95

2 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain Sweet & Smoky VM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.47 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Bold. Intense. Assertive. Demanding. Let’s just say, don’t have an Auchentoshan after this...
    • Nose
      84 84
      Plasticine, tire fire, mineral, lime juice, green tea, charcoal, smoked oysters, sea water.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Oily, plastic and rubber, coal, lemon zest, fish sauce, clay, ash and black smoke.
    • Finish
      84 84
      A house fire. A medley of a bonfire. Seaweed and Lemons. Minerals and chalk. Clay. Long with a capital L.

  2. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Herbal smoke. Much sweetness. Also a certain freshness and citrus fruit.
    A solid young smoker. It's good to drink, but doesn't necessarily make you nervous either. There is also a lack of depth.

  3. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bacon, herbs, an extinguished campfire, a light muff, a sweet one too

  4. the_muskox scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Super tasty! This dram continues the streak of awesome Sauternes-cask whiskies I’ve sampled lately. This one has balanced sweet, sour, spicy, salty, smoky, and savoury, Almost Ardbeg-like, really, but without that earthy side. I guess that puts it closer to Kilchoman then. The texture is gorgeous, and I love the length of the sweet notes on the finish. It’s not a crazy stand-out, but it’s a dram that I’d very much enjoy having a bottle of.

    Nose: Sweet and crisp. Loads of candied citrus, vanilla pastry crème, honey, and spicy gingerbread. Some tropical fruits-in-syrup – maybe mango yogurt? Lemon drops, banana cream pie. There are flashes of overt white wine in there. All this sits in honey-glazed, lightly sooty peat smoke. Some sort of oily fragrant wood note, birch bark I think. Some crispy nori and a bit of olive brine.

    Palate: Creamy and thick, almost pillowy. Banana cream pie, apple juice, and green olives up front, before a blast of peppery-sweet peat smoke. Recently-extinguished bonfire, smoked ham, tobacco smoke, salty beach pebbles, and fragrant black pepper. Some savoury richness in the middle, with something like allspice, cumin, and fenugreek. Oooh, sweet-and-sour sauce, like you’d get from a cheap Chinese restaurant. It rounds off into honey, vanilla, clove, and more ham. A small hit of acidic white wine. Some black tea and orange blossoms.
    A drop of water dialed up the black pepper and peat-reek, taking things almost into Ledaig territory, the it swings into fresh lime.

    Finish: Rich and savoury, turning sweet and soft. Burnt marshmallow, tropical fruit, chipotle, and green table grapes. Honey-sweetened black tea with lemon, cinnamon, and clove. Lingering smoke, black pepper, and seaweed.

  5. LittlePeat scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Sweet scorched citrus, burnt cotton candy, medicine, smoke. Nice, but a bit boring and without any significant departure. On the palate, he is also a tick too sweet for me.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85


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