Bunnahabhain 2001

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2019
Calculated age
17 years old
5 yo finish in 3 Sauternes hogsheads
Number of bottles
54.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Feis Ile 2019
sc Scotland
Added on
31 May 2019 4:39 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 454.63

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124 × member ratings

258 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2001

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.56 points

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    One of the best Sauternes ripenings I've ever tried.
    • Nose
      as expected sweet, honey, vanilla, ripe sweet mirabelle plums, a light nut note in the background, macadamia, melted white chocolate, in the background a light maritime note comes through, he is totally supple
    • Taste
      very sweet and creamy, ganache, honey, vanilla, light acidity of the mirabelles, then comes an intense interlude with nuts and light roasted aromas, some salt tickles the tongue, need no water
    • Finish
      Haselnusseis, really as if you had just licked it, even from the mouth feeling, creamier it is not

  2. Kensay scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A noble, unusual bunna, while the best of what he drank. Balanced, whole, very consistent whisky, feels significantly older than its real age
    • Nose
      91 91
      Charcoal smoked prunes with raisins, vanilla, honey, dried apricots and apricots, a little sea salt and cigar tobacco. Fresh, full, but only in moderation
    • Taste
      91 91
      walnuts in wine, a little pepper with lemon, old oak, grapefruit, noble dryish, it feels much older than its age
    • Finish
      90 90
      Dry sherry, nuts, a little cinnamon and old oak and tobacco, long enough, but calm and even

  3. Mr.Wong scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A fabulous winey Bunnahabhain with a fantastic influence of a Sauternes Finish.
    • Nose
      I smell a lot of dark fruits, wine, raisins, honey, propolis, white grapes, plenty of dried plums, dried apples. I also smell notes of cream and nuts.
    • Taste
      Winey, sweet, more wine, cinnamon
    • Finish
      The finish is also winey, slightly oaky, but has a lot of dried raisins.

  4. coldsun scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Incredible and deep notes of vine, chocolate, tropical fruits (like mango and citruses) and spices, vanilla, jam, summer field flowers, clove, light elements of nutmeg, malt and hazelnut.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    Powerful and pretty drinkable
    • Nose
      88 88
      Nutty, lots of raisins, salty butter caramel, sherry, hints of leather, also some other dried fruits, dates
    • Taste
      89 89
      Punchy, fruity, good sweetness, dried fruits, oak wood, ginger, spices
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, warm, more punchy, more spices, little leather notes

  6. olegborgol scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Powerful bunna. Good job. Reminiscent of the profile of the warehouse edition, but longer sustained and smoothed sharp corners before aging in Sauternes. 22.5-23-23-22.5

  7. CherryHeart scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Smell Nose: Still keeping the coolness of metal and rust spots as the base, the sweetness of ripe fruits is significant and dominant, and the slightly moist big talk of plum, cola sugar, nectarine, marmalade from strong to weak (all I love to eat!), Finally some roasted fruit trees, apple pie.

    Taste Palate: Moderate dryness and bitterness even one more, walnuts, lemongrass, star anise, white pepper, fennel liqueur, dried flowers, tea foam, weak rust and licorice at the end.

    After rhyme Finish: medium long but not strong, white pepper, frozen meat, nectarine juice, sour apple sauce.

    Body: Medium-bodied body with oil, strong strength, strong wine strength, excellent balance, and easy to drink.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Damocles scored this whisky 98 points Newbie

    A dream whisky
    • Nose
      Honey, sweet malt, sweet Sauternes influence, notes of dried fruit, toffee and creamy coffee
    • Taste
      Rich on the palate, sweet, mouth-filling, sweet fruits, rich sauternes, roasted nuts, creamy salted caramel and dark chocolate
    • Finish
      Sweet fruits and dark chocolate on the finish
      An excellent whisky.

  9. ep11ripee scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Funtik scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    great drink


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