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Overall rating
87.85/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Art of Whisky (AW)
Bottling serie
Artworks
Vintage
1978
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
7216
Strength
57.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 May 2010 5:02 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 93,00

2 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1978 AW

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.85 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2011]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 92 Euro in March, 2011.
    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  I took no notes.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2012]  I had this dram during a Lion's club tasting near Würzburg.In
    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My notes state a (probably fino) sherry profile with some flaws that make it somewhat interesting.  A dram best suited to explore what are flaws and what is fine (you know, this depends on your taste only!).  But allow significant time to breathe (as usual with sherried whiskies...).

  3. Butz75 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. chico11mbit did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    This is a cask shared with the private bottling from a whisky connoisseur from Wuppertal/Germany

  5. alectron scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      First of: quite faint, alcohol is noticeable in the nose, ethanol, a bit of smoke, malt, somewhat creamy, couverture slightly over use-by date, waxed young-ish oak,  (83)
      Later: waxed wood, wet sand, vanilla, fermented fruits/compost, printing ink/newspaper, grape juice, (85)
    • Taste
      sweet malt- & grain note but with a funny smoked-fish inbetween, somewhat mossy,  raisins & chocolate o (more dry raisins than chocolate) (84)
    • Finish
      warm malt sweetness, some cooked grapes o, also a few astringent white wine notes, some more chocolate o/- and a bit of smoke at the very end (85).
      Quite often there's a few bitter & plastic-y notes at the end as well and spirit seems to move to the fore over time as well. Somewhat of an anti climax for me... (76)

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