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Overall rating
91.00/100
votes
7
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Hunter Laing (HL)
Bottling serie
The Kinship - Edition No. 1
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt + Refill American Hogshead
Number of bottles
560
Strength
48.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 May 2019 5:02 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 704,52

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 30-year-old HL

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.00 points

  1. Aaltare scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Probably the finest Bunna I had so far. A warm and tender nose, promising the gorgeous mouthfeel that's about to come and then, on the palate, a real explosion of taste. Honey, Valrhona, kumquat cests and and and. Long, warm and deep, every drop a pleasure with an aftertaste that lasts at least two minutes.
    For a long time I thought that the - really great - four Bunna's from the Celtic Heartlands series could not be topped, but then came the Kinship series. In 2017 led by the Bunna, also in 2018, but this year's edition outbids them all!
    Thanks and congrats to Jim McEwan for this selection!
    Slaintè!

  2. SFWC scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very good whisky but not great or legendary. The cask dominates the nose slightly although lovely salinity. Theres a sour wine note from modern olorosso cask which it doesn’t need in our opinion. Just the ex bourbon would allow the distillate to have more a voice but it would be less sweeet and sweet sells. There are lovely maritime characters and the palate has good texture and delivery is very good. Is a little papery from the oak on the finish and it seems they tried to cover up that astringency by adding the sherry oaked. It finishes thin too, distillate wise. The alcohol carries but not the flavour proteins. This is tasting a newly opened bottle and as always it might improve with time and oxygen.

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