Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
10 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
29 Aug 2019 11:59 am by Whiskylifestyle

Average value

€ 54.33

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67 × member ratings

130 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 10-year-old GM

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.74 points

  1. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Good to average smoky Islay standard. For the price, around € 44 upwards, a bit expensive.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Slightly phenolic peat smoke (medium strength) and harbor water. Lime zest. Mussel water, paprika and light malt sweetness.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Present peat smoke (slightly phenolic), limes, sea salt in interplay with malt sweetness. Vanilla. Oak seasoning.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Peat smoke, lemon, oak seasoning. Medium length.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Wet Sand

    In their Discovery range Gordon & Macphail offer approachable entry level malts and today I’ll put two of those to the test, both for the Islay distillery of Bunnahabhain. Both are quite young, but one matured on a bourbon cask, while the other slept on a sherry cask. I’ll start with the 10 years old on bourbon.

    On the nose it is immediately clear that this is peated Bunna on sweet malt, cured meat, sea fruit and wet sand. Some paprika powder, charcoal and a medicinal note. Iodine and burn ointment.

    Nicely mouth coating and a lot sweeter than the nose promised. Toffee, barley sugar and liquorice. The salty edge returns and the peat smoke becomes relatively dominant. Nice balance.

    The finish is long, sweet versus salty with lots of notes of charred wood.

    Not really entry level in my book. Much better in fact. And more interesting. Very entertaining Bunna, around 50 EUR.

  3. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    tasted at a Gordon and MacPhail tasting in Rijswijk january 2020
    • Nose
      85 85
      light peaty, smoke, citrus, sea coast, smoked meat, mussels, grilled bell pepper
    • Taste
      83 83
      lime, sea, peat, toffee, easy, hot coals, sweet, creamy
    • Finish
      82 82
      filmy, peat, smoked wood, oily, sweet pepper.

  4. Rom scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Slightly smoky and iodized nose. The mouth is on the same aromas. Average final. Easy to drink and pleasant no more.

  5. Nazin scored this whisky 71 points Member Senior

    Nothing surprising, yet another peated whisky with nothing distinguishable.

  6. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Sporx scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Maritime, sweet smoke, salt, vanilla

    Smoke, slightly sweet, nutty, some citrus

    Medium length, salt, maritime

  8. Tordeaux scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. man2392 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: very peaty, malt, Bovril, saltwater, lime zest and vanilla
    Palate: gose, bitter lemon, preserved lemon and kumquats
    Finish: burnt ginger, star anise and hashish, cassia bark

    With water:
    Nose: candied ginger, lemongrass, raw prawns and white grape
    Palate: softer- pear and simple syrup
    Finish: mustard seeds

    Tasted as part of The Dusties: Monsters of Peat Gordon and Macphail tasting with sales manager Luke Todd Webb

  10. Dionysus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85


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