Overall rating
89.56/100
votes
45
Whiskybase ID
WB156305
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Alambic Classique (AC)
Bottling serie
Rare & Old Selection
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Cask
Casknumber
20027
Number of bottles
114
Strength
58.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 apr 2020 1:49 pm by nallacam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 649.00

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45 × member ratings

57 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bunnahabhain 1990 AC

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.56 points.

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Old and solid, gentle and mild, yet with volume and an incredibly spicy and creamy character. The old Bunna burns a real fireworks display, but remains a gentleman and inspires with its unique character. A wonderful old Bunnahabhain which in my opinion does justice to its price.

    23/23/23/23 (92P)
    • Nose
      Dark amber shines with a silk-orange shimmer in the glass, on the glass wall of my Premium Snifter there is a viscous streak from which a multitude of small "legs" come loose. Old toffee and hard caramel rise gently, creamy sweets and fudges exude their sweet fragrance, hints of raisins and dates mix with delicate wood tones, grapes and berries pickled in rum are subtly shown. Slowly mandarins and isolated zests of old oranges come into their own, a minimal smoke note is discreetly in the background, the alcohol is extremely mild and harmoniously integrated despite almost 60%. Old and solid wood tones flatter the nose, the sweet creamy sweets become more and more intense, a few rasps of creamy milk chocolate fall on hazelnuts and smoked beech. The nose is incredibly soft and solid, from time to time the relatively high alcohol content appears and intensifies the aroma of dried fruits, creamy caramel and toffee. The smoky note also comes into its own after a few minutes and stimulates the saliva again ...
    • Taste
      Dried grapes and berries stick powerfully on the palate after the first sip, sweet caramel and creamy toffee rest on the tongue with meadow herbs and spicy wood tones and produce a fine tingling sensation. An opulent mixture of juicy oranges, sweet dates and raisins, grating of old grapefruit ends with hints of creamy leather and smoky tobacco, voluminous and substantial on the tongue, smoky wooden elements stick with forest honey and a hint of menthol on the palate while black pepper is very enjoyable spread the tongue and heated it up properly. Pepper and wooden spiciness massage the tongue with a light chili catch, old apricots and oranges stick to the palate, grated old grapefruit trickles onto a few sour cherries, dried spices and a bouquet of fresh meadow herbs refresh the palate while old and spicy wooden elements under the tongue rest. With slightly smoky wood tones and a hint of leather, the aftertaste gradually announces itself.
    • Finish
      Hazelnuts and old wood tones stick to the palate, dried grapes and berries drip oily on the tongue, slightly dry wood tones end in cedar wood and hints of dried tobacco leaves. Creamy and mild draw the wonderful aromas of taste through your mouth and gradually fade away. The aftertaste spicy rears up one last time and then fades out with smoky raisins, honey, caramel, toffee, menthol and dried herbs in the background ... Wow!

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  3. Pepone scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Glendroboy scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    The smell is still somewhat reserved, but the taste takes on the typical of Bunnahabhain with a nutty undertone that supports the whisky perfectly. Delicious

  6. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I have no idea how you can get an average of 90 points here. I am surprised that after 30 years it has reached 58.6%. It might have been stretched with nail polish remover, at least that's what it tastes like...
    After a week in the opened sample, the acetone pressure is no longer so concise, but it is still present. +1 in all categories but still not recommended for this price. Especially in direct comparison to the Wemyss 28y
    • Nose
      84 84
      Still the best, sherry, acetone and when he finally stunk up cherries, iodine and seaweed
    • Taste
      81 81
      Sharp, numbing, acetone again. Ouch
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. Likudi scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  8. eselsim scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I need to take a second attempt in reviewing this whisky

    my initial

    21/22/21/21

    Grain, baba au rhum, bubble gum, berries, minerality, aggressive scents of furniture polish

  9. Nazin scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blindly - so poor, so dissappointing, especially for 30 year old, rated as the worst by 30 people... plenty of alcohol in nose, palate and finish, commented as "rotgut".

  10. prz22 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Either I received incorrect samples or this whisky is highly overrated..

    but this was soo peppery and alcoholic that I was not able to evaluate it properly.. huge disappointment.. or...fatal mistake?

  11. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  12. mema82 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  13. Dottore scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Somehow I had saved it as sulfur-heavy in my head. The bottle is now open for several months and I'm drinking the last Dram (Yeah, Bottlekill!) And I don't notice anything about sulfur ... Either gone or my memory is playing tricks on me. Believe it was around 300 € when it was released. Some joker shop has it inside for 899 €, whoever buys it is your own fault. But it makes me feel right in the glass. Leather, caramel and orange oil at its best. Slightly musty, old and somehow dusty. Library smell full of yellowed leather covers. And yes, I admit, zero sulfur. Alcohol is perfectly integrated, the 58% can be drunk without water and also looks good on it. There is a lot of oak in the mouth, the age is clearly visible. And again briefly the beautiful orange, but this time sweeter. A little menthol and then the sweet freshness turns into a tart leathery finish. A light, peppery spiciness briefly annoys the tongue, then there is simply a lot of wood left over. I actually like it much better today than in my memory. Really nice bottling! 91 points

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