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Bunnahabhain 2002

Overall rating
88.83/100
votes
61
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2020
Vintage
2002
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Madeira Wine Cask Finish
Number of bottles
1164
Strength
53.0 % Vol.
Size
30 ml 700 ml
Added on
14 May 2020 9:05 pm by Kamikaze
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 325,77

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260 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2002

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.83 points

  1. OriHak scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    2-3 drops of water
    And...boom, it’s perfect

  2. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    He got the curve again on the tongue and in the finish. Muff and mildew is not exactly what I would expect in the nose with such a filling. So there is an interesting interplay between nose vs. Taste / finish where the second-named team scores.
    (Fèis Ìle 2020-Dram, Bunnahabhain Open Day)
    • Nose
      86 86
      Musty, old and damp wood. Cellar modern. Mushrooms, damp autumn leaves. Cabbage. I'm still looking for the sweetness of the Madeira finish. Block chocolate, mild herbal mix. Muff and mildew are very distinctive and hardly let other aromas through.
      After some time fermented grapes and blueberries. Honey, caramel.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Another picture then forms directly on the tongue. Starts warm and warm with beautiful grape and blueberry notes, accompanied by a dry, slightly musty base. Much more subtle than in the nose, there is a nice connection with the fruit. Dark chocolate, espresso beans, warm coffee grounds. Increasingly dry wood from old oak planks. Leather and tobacco notes. A little lovage, nutmeg and later pepper.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium to long finish. Roasted orange peel, almond slivers, grated hazelnuts, fermented grapes, dark chocolate. Dry and - one might think - slightly smoky.

  3. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    So against the Sauternes of 2019, he loses significantly, very tasty whisky, but not 200 pounds tasty for me.
    • Nose
      fresh and light fruity, sweet, marzipan, therefore also slightly nutty, orange, some mint, some leather, light spice, waxy, slightly woody, with time it gets a little heavier and then it also appears a bit ripe, sweet overripe light fruit, Peach with a slight acidity
    • Taste
      oily, sweet, creamy, peach, slightly tart, wood, tingling, acid, slightly chocolatey, bittersweet, mint, hazelnut, overall fresh and creamy, but quite sweet, the intensity is ok and he doesn't need water
    • Finish
      sweet, almost like the broth of canned peaches, then it becomes tart, chewed fruit bowl, remains slightly fruity sweetness, medium length

  4. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. face scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. Nikilema scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

  7. whiskynews scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. McMoulis scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  9. SeWuWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Golden color, quite oily on the edge of the glass.

    Nose: Fruity, slightly sweet and slightly salted. A bit tart a typical bunna :)
    Mouthfeel: Excellent mouthfeel, mild and light. Very mouth watering and not dry.
    Taste: A subtle sweetness, with enormous fruitiness and light oak notes.
    Finish: nice and long, with a subtle sweetness alternating with oak and clove and a hint of dark chocolate. The fruit fades into the background.

    Summary: A harmoniously mild whisky that is very well made! The 53% and 17 years could give him a little more weight.

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