Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland - DIRECTOR`S SPECIAL
Stated Age
31 years old
Number of bottles
42.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
18 Oct 2019 5:52 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 468.10

23 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

46 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1988 ElD

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.52 points

  1. Kensay scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very light, tasty and consistent whisky. There is no extravaganza and layering in it, but it is very solid and tasty. A low degree does not interfere at all, there is no dip in taste
    • Nose
      91 91
      Lemon juice, ripe bananas, embers of a long-extinguished fire, ripe melon with a drop of honey, old empty sugar bowl
    • Taste
      90 90
      citrus juice, honey, pear jam, juicy, tasty, but simple enough
    • Finish
      89 89
      exotic fruits in honey wax

  2. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    24 21 20 21 85

    Great nose - fresh herbs, very good, the taste is leaving, not like the nose, the aftertaste is short, and where is 31 years old ??? sorry, but not recommended to drink, only to sniff!

  3. funtik1975 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Yarema scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose - 24
    Taste - 22
    Finish - 21
    Balance - 22
    Rating - 89

    Wonderful developing aroma turning into good taste leaving delicate weak finish

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur


    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.


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