Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
10 years old
1st Fill Sherry
Number of bottles
59.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Sep 2019 7:49 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 208.00

17 × in wishlist

41 × member ratings

57 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2009 AD

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.09 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted in a whisky festival

    The outlook of many distilleries is simply to create a whisky that looks like cola because many people are attracted to this. Forget the quality, and if you can fire it onto market in less than a decade, all the better. The sherry is clean (unsulpured), and very modern. I find the spirit and cask are a bit forced. This is a hurried whisky, and it shows.

  2. abv40 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Nope... definitely not a 90 pointer.... more like an 81...

  3. SherryDrone scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    A heavy and intense Bunnahabhain. Dark mahogany in colour.
    Nose: The 59.3%ABV burns. Rich caramel, raisins, figs, nutty, some rubber, may be some sulphur, dried pomegranate, black dates.
    Palate: Rich, warm, intense sherry, mouth coating, some heat, some dry sherry, no smokiness.
    Finish: Dry, medium. Some acidity. Crisp caramel. Some toffee.

    Not a balanced dram. Quite intense & heavily sherried. No Bunnahabhain felt. Perhaps needs to open up lot. Still a warm, rich, young whisky.

  4. Sebdu37 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

  5. the_muskox scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    That’s a lot of sherry. It’s so rich and intense… I think there’s some Bunnahabhain character buried in there though. If you’re a serious sherry masochist… well, you probably already own a bunch of similar Adelphi bottlings. If you don’t though, you can rest assured that this one will sherry your pants off. It’s definitely not something I’d reach for every day, but if I were craving something in this style, this bottling would certainly hit the spot.

    Nose: Rich, heavy, savoury sherry. Intense earthy spice: barbequed meat seasoned with celery salt and cumin. Some cherry cough syrup, espresso, cinnamon, and grilled bananas. The earthy notes sort of bend into peat smoke, or at least some strong tobacco.

    Palate: Medium-thick texture. Rich chocolate and spice notes up front. Black Forest cake, plums, maybe some hickory wood even? It develops to heavy vanilla, smoked paprika, molasses, and various wood syrups. Birch syrup maybe? Moderately tannic on the back end, with black tea and oak.

    Finish: Richly spiced. Oak, smoked tea, cinnamon, grape jelly, and pomegranate.

  6. Luigisim scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very good dram where the sweetness of the cask embrace the saltiness of the distillery.

    Two points less because is overpriced: a 10yo from 2009 cannot be priced at so high level


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