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Overall rating
88.88/100
votes
26
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
Barcode
5060532807640
Added on
24 May 2020 1:42 pm by rogo2043
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 160.62

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26 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2001 ElD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.88 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. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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

  3. Nklto scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    I would agree with Malzbrenner (see his notes). This is a very well balanced and well matured 18 year old Bunnahabhain. A one certainly to enjoy with or without friends. It won’t keep you bored. Having a second shot just now. Marvellous!

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