Overall rating
88.62/100
votes
161
Whiskybase ID
WB135581
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Brothers in Malt (BiM)
Vintage
09.03.2009
Bottled
19.07.2019
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900034
Number of bottles
705
Strength
56.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
de Germany
Added on
25 jul 2019 11:36 pm by chris-sg
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 106.27

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Whisky reviews for Bunnahabhain 2009 BiM

26 users have left 27 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.62 points.

  1. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. voodoochile scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very dark and intense Bunnahabhain. More modern style Sherry notes and a very active cask because achieving that colour after 10 years is impressive. Or was the cask filled when there was still a lot of Sherry left in the cask? Not sure but the result is a good dram.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Dried fruits, leather, the alcohol leaves a minty note in the nose which is pleasant. But there is also the sweetness of modern sherry notes.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Wow this one is complex despite of the young age! Sweetness with honey also berries, spices, chocolate, tobacco notes.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long sweet and red fruits and berries. The oak leaves a slight mark.

  3. Daren scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    The BiM. Great group, who always surprise me with their well-chosen bottlings. So today one from their fundus. Thank you for enriching the whisky world with your bottlings!

    Nose:
    Excellent integrated alcohol. The malt is heavy in the glass. Direct tobacco in the nose, prunes, super-lightly sulphurized apricots and raisins. It is joined by ripe, dark berries.
    The whole thing has a wonderful spiciness and the leather-tobacco play is sensational! Always accompanied by a heavy fruit sweetness and a hint of cocoa.
    The aging in the Oloroso cask can be smelled more and more clearly by the warmth of my hand. Since I also like to drink an Oloroso Sherry with desert, a highlight and pleasant for me.
    Bunnahabhain? It can be, but it doesn't have to be. Hard to say. It is often not possible to guess the typical distillery character with such dark full sherry aging, so it is not an issue.

    Mouth:
    A nut nougat load explodes in your mouth! Roasted hazelnut. The palate is paired with (rum) raisins, a nice, warming spice, maybe some orange marmalade and dried apples.
    The taste of tobacco, which is very clear in the nose, is also back. Rounded off with a nice chocolaty bitterness and slight nuances of the barrel. Perfect!
    Water? Not necessary for me, thank you.

    Finish:
    The sherry sticks to the palate for a very long time - great!
    Luckily the bottle found its way to me and will definitely be empty. Super successful malt, not only for color drinkers.

    Thank you BiM!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Killswitch scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great malt, somewhat a mix between young and old sherry flavors. Full maturation Oloroso imho as the sherry note is not "put on top" of the malt but well-integrated. However it must be said that you could not pinpoint the distillery as the character of the distillate is pretty unrecognizable under the sherry. Way better than any wet px cask finish we so often get with younger malts these days!

  6. Whisky_Addicted scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Color: black tea.
    Nose: fresh prunes, burnt match, bananas, red homemade chopped apples, dust, lemon jam, green tree bark. There is some tobacco smoke in the back of the glass.
    Water cuts off everything sweet on the vine, I do not recommend it.
    Taste: refreshing, astringent, lemon jam, green gooseberries, bark again, garden apples.
    Finish: warming, lemongrass, young bark, honey candies, sweet apple stub, cigarette smoke.
    Young Bunnies are very interesting whisky, I'm trying the second such release. Sherry excerpt bunna very much to the face. And this piquant sulfur, subtle, but still very pleasant. The malt is slightly unbalanced, but overall it worked well.

  7. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Islay1815 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. MacArthur scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The best of the evening Sherry Bomb Tasting. Great round and strong.

  11. Numwierum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Raisins, sweet, dark red berries, chocolate, subtle roasted aromas and a very mild oak flavor. A pleasantly fruity sherry whisky.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  12. RobbievdB scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Not the best Bunnahabhain I’ve tasted. This is way too cask dominant. The nose promises al lot where the palate and finish don’t deliver. This whisky gives too much bitter dark chocolate, ground coffee, dark roasted malt notes and is only counterbalanced with sweet raisins in the nose and early palate. The finish is the worst part with a sudden salty note. Nothing to be raving about.

  13. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  14. birkzehn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  15. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I tasted it blind. Could have been well 20-25 years old. A really good single malt.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Sweet candied fruit, sherry, chocolate, wood, like an old sherry board, raisins, caramel
    • Taste
      92 92
      Spicy sweet sherry, the alcohol is noticeable but not too much, a good drink, again raisins and chocolate, very well matched
    • Finish
      90 90
      Not too long, sweet and oak remain, black coffee

  16. Maltlife scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  17. liquid_spirit scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Here, the BiM have bottled a super barrel at the perfect time. Horny sherry whisky: velvety, almost furry - in a positive sense!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  18. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    EYE / NOSE
    Dark and heavy, the Bunna rests in the glass. A treat for color drinkers, even before it gets going. The shapely, even bubble chain on the edge of the glass is visually almost a minor matter. A beautiful summery fruit sweetness emanates from the glass. Blueberry and blackberries stand out pleasantly. I have some blackberry bushes in the garden and see in my mind's eye how we munch on the almost black, fully ripe berries together on warm summer evenings. Cocoa notes and aromas of a freshly brewed, honey-sweet espresso and fine-spicy notes of salty liquorice complement the beautiful spectrum in the nose and make an interesting turn from ripe fruit to kräutriger spice. Alcohol I perceive only very restrained, which is very pleasant to me. The shape of Glencairn helps at this point, I suppose. Clean maturation, unusually clear for such a dark whisky. No dirt, no bad notes to unravel. Is there a bunnahabhain hidden under the sherry cargo? Very hard to say. Blind I could not have determined him, but the Sherrynoten from the barrel are really wonderful. No trace of sulfur in the nose. I am as happy as I am relieved and am happy to finally try it.

    PALATE
    The Malt circles rich and heavy in the glass, one thinks to be able to look at the oily streaks the cask strength straight. The mouthfeel is marked by the power of the malt, smoldering warm and a bit thinner, as the optics could possibly hope. Interestingly, mild oak flavors, complemented by the tart-sweet taste of sugar beet syrup, with the typical, malty sweetness and a little caramel, initially seem to have been an idea too long in the pan, which explains the delicate, fine-roasted roasted aromas. A kräutrige note, complemented by sweet-sour blackberry jam and heavy, deep dark red wine caresses the taste buds. My personal highlight here is the transition between taste and finish. While the nose, which is still fruity and lovely on the palate, is drier and more mature on the palate, the bitterness of the wood is only very subtle and subtle. Lime aromas finally prove the palate, which exactly meets my taste and conjures up a small smile during the tasting inevitably in the face. The classic Maritime of a typical Bunna comes here a bit short, but what in an active First Fill barrel is hardly surprising.

    FINISH / CONCLUSION
    Beautiful, long Sherrynachklang, as you wish him. Very versatile for his age and the fresh sherry storage, I would like to attest to our subject here. Well balanced malt, which does not overtax the connoisseur or disappoint hopes by any one-sidedness. Very well chosen! Good modern sherry keg as it should be - great time to pull the malt on bottle before it loses its effect.

  19. FlamingSpeedy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tastes like an Edradour. The typical Bunnahabhain notes, unfortunately, I do not recognize again

  20. FlamingSpeedy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tastes like an Edradour. The typical Bunnahabhain notes, unfortunately, I do not recognize again

  21. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  22. Dexter606 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  23. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  24. Rien scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  25. Dramtastisch scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    The bunnahabhain has a nice maturity for 10 years, but you should take your time and the whisky. With water, it is sweeter and the sharpness is taken from it.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Heavy, voluminous, dark berries, overripe cherries, light mint note, the alcohol is well integrated and is only slightly noticeable in the background, after the second sip are blackcurrants perceptible
    • Taste
      86 86
      creamy, oily, heavy sweetness, somewhat reserved, blackcurrants, the alcoholic strength gives the impression of mint, slight bitterness (toasty aromas)
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium persistent, fresh (mint), now the alcohol is to be felt but not disturbing, a little later slightly sticky and again dark fruits and roasted aromas (slight bitterness)

  26. chris-sg scored this whisky 98 points Expert Junior

    Brothers In Malt - Bunnahabhain 10 years, 56.2% vol. 1st. fill Oloroso Sherry Butt

    An untested Islay Malt by Burn Stewart. Fulminant ripe, red, fruits, dark chocolate and coffee roasted aromas! Nice legs for the whole evening! The malt stands oily and his curtain lays extremely long.

    Conclusion: A grandiose, sherry-based malt of bunnahabhain.
    • Nose
      Spicy sweetness, fully ripe blackberry, fully ripe currant, full-bodied, mature Muscatel grape, and to the end roasted aromas.
    • Taste
      Again ripe black blackberry, fully ripe grapes. At the end very nice chocolate notes towards bittersweet and freshly brewed coffee.
    • Finish
      Sticks on the palate ... Everything stays nice long ... water? Goes very well! Becomes even fruity towards strawberry. But loses some weight.

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