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Bunnahabhain 2008

Overall rating
87.54/100
votes
163
Whiskybase ID
WB162631
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Warehouse No. 9
Vintage
02.07.2008
Bottled
05.2020
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Manzanilla Cask Matured
Number of bottles
9249
Strength
52.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
Limited Release
Barcode
5029704220076
Added on
26 Jul 2020 12:51 pm by Pjotr
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 165.69

58 × in wishlist

163 × member ratings

447 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2008

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.54 points

  1. FlamingSpeedy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    My first Manzanilla whisky ever and I'm almost convinced. Nearly
    • Nose
      89 89
      The dark, dark chocolate note stands out immediately. Far away it smells of strawberry. A little coffee or espresso is available. Extremely beautiful fragrance with a typical Bunnahabhain character.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The chocolate note remains here too, but changes from dark chocolate to deep black chocolate with 80% cocoa. Reminiscent of the Burgundy finish. Here we have a full maturation. The somewhat damp, woody barrel note comes to the fore
    • Finish
      87 87
      Delicious, but too bitter. The mouth contracts like an extremely dry wine. Unfortunately, this separates the Bunna from a top grade. What a shame

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A Bunnahabhain that actually co-exists fairly well with the Manzanilla influence.
    • Nose
      Spicy and sweet with touches of cocoa and oak shavings, as well as cracked black pepper corns and some banana peel. A minor note of sulphur, but also cherry syrup and cherry pits. Finally some red apple skin.
    • Taste
      Subtle winey fruitiness and the syrupy mouthfeel to match it, then also white pepper, nutmeg, blackberries and toasted brown bread. Just a touch of sulphur in the background.
    • Finish
      Lingering sweetness and spiciness. Basically more of the above.

  3. Islay1815 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. Patrick93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    very pleasant nose, smell of the manzanilla barrel is very well. the taste is seriously special and goes well with winter. very nutty, hazelnut, tree nut, sweet almonds, chestnuts and coffee (espresso). medium-long finish
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    In principle exactly my thing, maybe a tad too dry, but these roasted aromas always pick me up
    • Nose
      Creamy, nutty, a little lovage, hazelnut ice cream, pleasant, espresso, overall rather dry, dark chocolate, a touch of grated lemon peel, opens more and more over time, tart dark fruit is added
    • Taste
      oily, creamy start, sour, nut, massive roasted aromas, Hanutawaffel, I like that very much, dark chocolate, very clear, espresso, becoming drier, raisins as overtone
    • Finish
      slightly burnt, still Hanuta, dry, hazelnut, pleasant, if a little one-dimensional

  6. Odysseus93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Nice fruity and nutty nose. At first, fresh grapes paired with raisins soaked in rum dominate the nose. Later you will feel less of the grapes, but dried apricots with a slight sulfur note, which is not annoying. Here and there, roasted hazelnuts and dark chocolate gleam above everything.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Quite mild in the first start. Everything that you already had in your nose comes back here, but there is also a noticeable dryness in the mouth, which evokes associations of cocoa powder and roasted nuts.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is unfortunately not too long, but now the fruity notes remain on the tongue.

  7. wwurzel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. chrisyeo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Distell Tasting organized by WhiskyBull 21 Aug 2021

    Nose - smells like Sherry to me, peppery,
    Taste - some alcohol burn peppery
    Finish - warm throat feeling , comfortable
    • Nose
      smells like Sherry to me, peppery,
    • Taste
      some alcohol burn peppery
    • Finish
      warm throat feeling , comfortable

  9. whisky_garage scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Aroma - Intense, caustic. Rotten fruits, spices, dates.
    They stood and breathed ... Creamy, fruit tea, steamed raisins, sulfur content.
    The taste is bright and sweet. Dried fruits, milk chocolate, peach, honey, spices, pepper, apricot pits, sulfur content.
    The finish. Long lasting, sweet. Dried fruits, honey with bitterness, spices.
    Conclusion. Quite aggressive in aroma, it is worth shaking the glass or taking a deep breath, you immediately get a direct blow to the nose. The taste and finish are more malleable, although the palette of tastes is rather scarce. You will hardly get pleasure from such a whisky, and for a whisky "for every day" the price is rather biting.
    ⚡85⚡

  10. jazzvilly scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

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