Bunnahabhain 1978 MaSa

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Masam (MaSa)
Stated Age
40 years old
Number of bottles
51.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
by MASAM from Private Stock of Silvano
it Italy
Added on
10 Jul 2019 10:33 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1339.81

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139 × member ratings

156 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1978 MaSa

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.99 points

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    another heavily overrated whisky...
    is it good? yes absolutely
    is it special?.. yeah somewhat..
    is it 94+, best whisky ever..? not even close...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. Birka did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Together with four other Bunnahahbhain tasted in blind tasting!

    Already the nose promises a full bouquet of extensive flavors. The longer the whisky in the glass, the more intense it becomes ...

    The Taste:
    The nose promises a lot, the taste exceeds expectations!
    This malt is an elixir and reflects the full range of a very old, sherry-ripened and slightly bulbous whisky.

    (Please offer everything)

  3. tribe scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Definitely something that is complex and takes time, but a classy stuff. Something more is sure to come over time.
    • Nose
      92 92
      There is fine wood with a note of sandalwood and a little cinnamon. Churches us sweet malt. But also something fruity, perhaps like strawberry and apricot jam and gingerbread.
    • Taste
      92 92
      There is fine wood, and again jam and gingerbread. Malt, but also a little cowshed ala bruichladdich, but well integrated and not as distinctive. A little smoke and then wood. Is there still leather? But some nutmeg and cardamom.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Sweet and turns into a slight bitterness with a little tobacco and coffee and pure cocoa. Great stuff, only the finish could be a bit more.

  4. Andara scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Was able to try it out at Auld Alliance Singapore. Really liked it, unexpected for a 40 year old. Quite fresh and vibrant and fairly priced.

  5. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    the aroma has wonderful notes of pickles, but the taste and finish are inherent in much younger molt.

  6. mothers_finest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great, elegant oak notes, very herbaceous on the palate, extremely long finish!
    Great part, but you have to like the extreme "herbalism". Tropical fruits, for example, are absolutely in vain ...

  7. LDB scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately, that doesn't happen very often - fantastic, that's a Bunna in perfection.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Fragrant coastal aromas - definitely not alcohol, right? Fruit aromas creep in discreetly.
    • Taste
      95 95
      Delicious mint notes, spicy fruitiness, oily and floral notes, fresh and clean.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Tender, very tender smoke, absolute harmony.

  8. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior


  9. Arjo S scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    For me the nose is the best part! Tastebuds are telling me it's a bit bitter, the alcohol is decent integrated but for me not much more to explore.
    Tasting this makes it hard to believe it is 40yo, think it's a nice whisky but for me nothing special.
    It's only because of the good nose it gets an 80+ score.

  10. RoKa scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic, old, complex


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