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Bunnahabhain 1997

Overall rating
90.80/100
votes
28
Whiskybase ID
WB164181
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Vintage
05.09.1997
Bottled
23.01.2020
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Moine PX Finish
Number of bottles
1661
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5029704220069
Added on
23 Aug 2020 5:07 pm by Rumology.be
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 429.69

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28 × member ratings

92 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1997

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.80 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/12/05/southport-whisky-club-grand-dram-2/

    N: Ooh, a ‘sweet’ one, but not Tobermory port pipe-sweet. This is rich, oily-rich, slightly meaty, cotton wool?. Seems pointless offering descriptors here, this one has grabbed me instantly and I love it from the off. 

    T: That’s different, almost a neutral flavour experience which could well suggest some extreme taste-centre activity that my brain is calibrating to neutral – like the lemons vs peaches thing. In fact, peach-sweetened oysters and lemons might just do it as descriptors. Then there’s the dryish-sootiness. I get oily meaty salivating light-oyster sauce-d rice > watercress,… what?? Swirls,…. the mouthfeel is something else.

    F: Surprisingly short savoury-dry, at times, but with a continuing salivating saline oiliness – go figure!? Lingers charmingly.

    C: Not sure my notes have done this malt any justice, but I find it one unique dram. Though I’m no big PX-finished fan, this is arguably one of the best PX-finished examples I’ve come across, peated or otherwise. Price-wise, shame it’s off the charts. Though not necessarily ‘perfect’, it’s a contemporary classic for sure. For that reason, it’s the best of the bunch tonight.

  2. ConvalRen did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    18 votes. How many do these actually count? Maybe just 1.

  3. wbarchive_615411 scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    One of the best bunna's (smoky and PX!!!) ever. Scores excellent on all points.

  4. Rollinstone scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Would have loved to give this a higher mark, but the lack of thicker texture holds it back. In my view probably not worth the price, but still a very enjoyable whisky.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Typical Bunnahabhain smoke, stilton, bacon and sweet wine
    • Taste
      89 89
      Good texture, but would have preferred it a bit thicker. Initial hit of peat followed by red and black wine gums and arriving at sweet red apple
    • Finish
      90 90
      Herbal with chimney soot and freshly smoked white fish. Vanilla ice-cream.

  5. holborndrinker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A pleasantly dirty dram which would taste even better if only they reduced the price by around £200 - I'm a whisky drinker, not a cash cow.

    The packaging is nice - although you can't drink it so it's about as much use as the nipples on a man's chest.
    • Nose
      Like a dry sherry that had fallen onto a open tin of shoe polish.
    • Taste
      Like liquorice - freshly pulled from the ground and still covered in soil.
    • Finish
      Quite long.

  6. tobychick scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

  7. Alezx scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    One of the best whisky I've tried.

    Very balanced and full of distillery character. Perfect balance between PX and Smoke. Sweet mouthfeel of vanilla and caramel with light and fruity flavours developing into a pleasing, peppery smoke finish.

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