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Overall rating
89.82/100
votes
52
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Bottling serie
Raisin D'etre
Vintage
1987
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
568
Strength
44.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Oct 2019 10:22 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 256,69

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1987 Wy

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.82 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    By the nose it's clear - this malt will polarize, it does not bite in the same notch as the last very sherry-loaded 87 / 88er Wy Bunnas. This is not an easily accessible Darksherry everyone understands.
    The nose I find very delicious and exciting - on the palate it looks very elegant - me personally a bit too round and mild - he looks definitely very old - also in style not like a modern whisky without being bitter and in the barrel too Drown - if I ne bottle of neces I vll know after the next dram
    • Nose
      89 89
      very sweet rum-raisins at first, delicious match-and-match sulfur with tart red berry fruit flavors, lots of wax and herbs - tangerine, orange, lime, later pink grapefruit, mild olive oil, crystalline lemon and pineapple drop with menthol, polished oiled hardwood, lilac and rose petals
    • Taste
      88 88
      looks noble, round, delicate, brilliant - yellow fruit, grapefruit, orange lemon - also tingles something like carbon dioxide, orange oil and zest, grapes, sulfur, noticeable tannin load - strongly astringent without becoming dry, creamy tree juice concentrate, powdered sugar, cocoa, ground Leather, herbal tea with a lot of mint
    • Finish
      86 86
      Dried fruits - especially fig with bay leaf, some date, mint - birch water, walnut shells - rather short

  2. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    EYE / NOSE
    Visually, the Bunna thrilled with its shiny, golden brown color. On the glass wall are formed when pouring many air bubbles, small and perfectly lined up, as on the proverbial string. Strong but not quite as dark as some other, from the frame data comparable Bunnahabhain barrels from previous Wemyss releases. Then the nose. As with the 'English Patient', who is also on the tasting list for the weekend, I also taste the Wemyss parallel from the Glencairn and the Blender's 1920. A summary is drawn quickly. The Bunna is simply perfect for the Blender's glass. Just made for it. It would be a pity to miss this extra pleasure here. Clear plus for the Blender's glass.
    The scent of spicy sweetness is reminiscent of soaked prunes, raisins and fresh honey cake. Orange and ginger jam complements grape or raisin aromas, which are indeed quite imposing in the foreground. Are these bangs? Yes, he has a little bit of sulfur, but nothing dramtic. In the background then, rather restrained, freshly cut vanilla pods, tonka bean chocolate and warm chestnuts.

    PALATE
    The natural drinking strength mediates, as so often, a very pleasing mouthfeel. I stick with it, for me nothing goes to the fact that a malt has developed slowly over years and decades of maturity on a natural way to drinking strength. The Bunna looks creamy on the tongue. He remains true to his line, the aromas from the nose are largely in the taste again. There are also filled chocolate orange cookies, almond mousse, cardamom, cloves. Delicious!

    FINISH / CONCLUSION
    Very fine, pleasantly long finish. Fortunately, miss notes are not found. The vain impressions of fermented grapes lead, followed by forest berry jam, walnuts and strong oak spice, without gliding off over-bitter. A well-balanced, Malt that flatters the palate. Pleasantly complex. In the mouth, probably due to the residual sweetness, even towards the end only slightly dry. 'Raisin D'etre' - the name is indeed a program.

  3. tommy12 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Short impression from a comparison of the Bunnahabhain Chestnut and Apple Chutney with the Bunnahabhain Raisin D'etre: Both Bunnahabhains are similar (wonderful sherry flavors, typical old Bunnas), but the Chestnut is much more intense and I like it much better! The Raisin is delicious, but does not look as full and round as the Chestnut.

  4. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A good whisky, unfortunately, the recognition value that is important to me in this price range is missing.
    • Nose
      Lots of oranges, tangerines, raisins, sherry and a dash of spent matches.
    • Taste
      Silky, mild, sweet, sherry, some oak, vanilla, anise, orangeate, no bitterness.
    • Finish
      Sweet, nougat, latte, scent of orange peel and wet leaves, medium.

  5. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Aroma:
    warm and fruity sherry notes, sweet with dried fruit such as:
    Figs, dates and a hint of sulphurised raisins. Wood aromas and nuances of exotic spices complete the overall picture.

    Taste:
    warm, slightly spicy, aromatic, a hint of spicy, lots of sherry and dried fruit, fruit cake, spices, light barrel notes, sweet, intense and delicious.

    finish:
    long, sweetish with sherry, dried fruit and warm wood notes ...

  6. kanpai79 scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

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

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