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Overall rating
88.91/100
votes
90
Whiskybase ID
WB158992
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
05.10.2001
Bottled
09.01.2020
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
1253
Number of bottles
620
Strength
54.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
20-6005 009
Barcode
5060532807640
Added on
24 May 2020 1:42 pm by rogo2043
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 179.11

41 × in wishlist

90 × member ratings

136 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2001 ElD

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.91 points

  1. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    An eighteen-year-old Bunnahabhain from the sherry barrel of The Single Malts of Scotland is in the glass today. It shines chestnut-colored to red-yellow, the windows are medium in size and have an alcohol content of 54.7% vol. there is still some room for personal adjustment.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The beginning is very promising and sublime: dense sandalwood, red currants, cherries, marzipan, ripe banana, vanilla, whole milk chocolate. Above that a fruity sweetness and a pleasant spice, which fits perfectly into the aroma profile. You notice subtle almonds and walnuts, the sherry barrel looks elegant and not intrusive.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The Bunna is oily and fruity on the palate, but also with a good portion of wood and pepper. After reduction with a few drops of water, the sherry influence becomes clearer and the sharpness decreases. Red berries come to the fore, caramel, vanilla. A whisky that you would like to treat yourself to a second glass of.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium to long, with chocolate, orange peel, vanilla, honey and some wood. All in all, a very soft and pleasant malt that you would like to remember.

  2. Simon Stood scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Luxurious sherry Bunna is a classic of the genre. Very balanced. We can safely recommend it to comrades. Very close to 90
    • Nose
      89 89
      Very energetic and intense in the aroma. Dried fruits, jam, light smoke. Very good. 22.5
    • Taste
      91 91
      Powerful, intense. The fortress is correct. A bouquet of fresh and dried fruits, sprinkled with honey, Turkish baklava, a little salt. Everything is on the level, gorgeous. 23
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long-lasting, sweet with a light peppercorn, dense and buttery. 22.5

  3. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Overall, a very tasty malt, more on the funky, fruity side, and less noticeable the distinctive woody influence of European oak (perhaps suggests a flounder made from American white oak). For the price and thus a large bottle, however, in the end I am missing the certain something, seems a little arbitrary for such maturations.
    (Rating: o / -)
    • Nose
      88 88
      sweet; red berries; Oranges; Raisins; Caramel; Milk chocolate; a hint of nutty notes; just a delicate oak flavor
    • Taste
      87 87
      vigorous; sweet and spicy; the red berries again; Dried fruits; Caramel; some pepper; delicate tart wood notes in the background
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium length; spicy with light pepperiness; tender fruit (orange notes); some coffee; pleasantly tart wood notes

  4. Patrick93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tried in the Jägerhüsli, very fine bunny without smoke, unfortunately soon empty: /
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. vlad78 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Strong, energetic. Not at all like his official brother, calmer, to which I am so accustomed.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Striking in the nose with its high degree. After standing a little, it became less spicy, rounded. Baked, still hot apple with cinnamon, shortbread with plum jam, apple jam.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Scorchingly sweet, with pollen, grape juice, sprinkled with apples, with wood, molasses. Sweeter with water, less fruit and more molasses.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sweet, fruity, medium duration.

  6. serejja scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Quite a lot of sherry, a bit of malt, red apples, pears, a bit of plums, chocolate. Very pleasant and changes over time
    • Taste
      88 88
      Spicy and woody! Then sherry kicks in and you can feel some berries, apples again, caramel
    • Finish
      88 88
      Spices, red apples, berries, some wood. Rather long

  7. Petrenko scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    22/23/22/22 cool bunna, deserves a place in the bar!

  8. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Modern sherry excerpts do not often impress me, it's from the same series, well, but without nuances

  9. KonstUA scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nose 23, taste 22.5, finish 22, balance 22,5

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    Powerful and spicy
    • Nose
      88 88
      Vanilla, nuts and raisins, dark berries, little cherry, wooden cabinet, spices, little nutmeg, cloves, little dried fruits - not bad
    • Taste
      87 87
      Punchy, spicy, good sweetness, more dark berries, raisins, vanilla, some vinous notes, pepper, cooked fruits, little jam, dark honey, hints of sherry wood
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, warm, spicy, more peppery

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