Bunnahabhain 11-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Warehouse 9 - Hand-Filled Exclusive
Stated Age
11 years old
Palo Cortado Finish
55.6 % Vol.
200 ml
Added on
06 Jun 2019 9:38 pm by Grillmeister
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 56.20

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 11-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.65 points

  1. Palindrome scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Love this one. It has the stale graham cracker thing that reminds me of the smell of old houses in Portland, of old craftsman homes. Nose is a bit yeasty but nice. Unique interplay of peat and sweet. I'm alternating between half ounce pours of this Bunna and the Longrow 9 Fresh Sauteres. A fun pairing.

  2. tangtang scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    a wonderful bottling, very round, full and complex, very tasty
    • Nose
      90 90
      maritime smoky, citrus fruits and herbs, slightly sweet and spicy.
    • Taste
      92 92
      sues with chocolate, caramel, wueriz, malty, maritime, later slightly salty and spicy
    • Finish
      92 92
      long, warming with spices, oak, sweets and herbs, some chocolate and caramel.

  3. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Paolo Cortado has been in high demand with Bunnanahbain lately and the exclusive bottlings sold out faster than you could see. Consistently to put a barrel of it in the Warehouse 9.
    Qualitatively on the well known level, nothing to complain about and certainly a whisky, which I like to pour.
    • Nose
      Starts very greasy and fat, creamy, slightly dirty and maritime, dried fruit, very sweet, but not dark, but more like dried mango or something, some tobacco and spice, in short a hint of freshly baked bread, slightly iodine, with time the fruity notes become a bit fresher and could now also be a sweetened mango yoghurt, citrus notes are added
    • Taste
      nice mouthfeel, creamy, yellow fruit, vanilla, spices, nutmeg, peach and again mango, fruit cocktail or punch from the spices ago, pleasant to drink
      somewhat astringent with water, drier, but somehow also interesting and sparkling
    • Finish
      still totally fruity, sweet, pleasant, light dryness on the tongue, bittersweet, some salt, slightly dirty, somehow refreshing, medium long

  5. Ivynor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A Bunna pleasant to drink but where we could have expected more.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose is quite lively, good sherry, on coffee, dark chocolate, dried fruits. Simple but well balanced.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Mouth quite fine, alcohol is well integrated. The whole is quite dry, on the nut, milk chocolate, spices and mocha. Plant notes in the end.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Final spicy and woody, a little charcoal. The length is average, but retains the aromas of sherry.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    Good sherry cask without faulty notes - one of the better warehouse releases recently - great!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Fresh, intense, sherry notes, very nutty, spices, wet tobacco, sea breeze, hints of dried fruits, raisins - great!
    • Taste
      93 93
      Punchy, oily, liquorice, subtle sweetness, meaty, ham and bacon, soy sauce, more nuts, nutmeg, spices, sherry wood, pepper, ginger - excellent!
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, warm, zesty, little more woody but not drying

  7. dumdi_san did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    David Brodie wrote: Hopefully, I can explain this to everyone’s satisfaction. This is a lovely Cask, a Palo Cortado Hogshead, 55.6%abv, 11years old (2 year finish in the Palo Cortado) but due to a genuine error by (maybe me, I cannot remember), and some of my colleagues, some of the early labelling (all hand-written) is quoting 14 years old. Absolutely no intention to mislead here, because this dram stands tall on its own merits, and I apologise for the confusion that this may have caused. We would never set out to mis-quote an age on a bottle. Thanks, David.


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