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Overall rating
88.56/100
votes
144
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

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.56 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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)

  3. 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.

  4. FlamingSpeedy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  5. FlamingSpeedy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Dexter606 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  8. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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

  9. Rien scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. 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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