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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1988 ElD
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.89 points
- Nose - 24
Taste - 22
Finish - 21
Balance - 22
Rating - 89
Wonderful developing aroma turning into good taste leaving delicate weak finish
I say hello to Luca Gargano [WLP], who happens to be standing beside me. He’s spotted all of Elixir’s just-out releases.
N: Picking good Bunna can be a bit of a lottery, but this one is just lovely. In fact, I can’t remember having many bad ones at this age. With a little more cask action than the 1990 vintage, this is fruitier with green fruits, a touch of sweet melon and lemon.
T: Like the previous 28yo, this is also distillate-led. Additionally it’s a touch farmy which compliments Bunna so well [as does a touch more consolidated sherry maturation than is usually found]. Luscious dry mouthful on the turn.
F: Barley-led lemon peel held in a firm-yet-gentle oaky grip.
C: Very fine, if not overly complex. With thanks to Julie.