Overall rating
85.29/100
votes
33
Whiskybase ID
WB165538
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Discovery
Bottled
31.01.2020
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
191554
Barcode
5020613067509
Added on
14 sep 2020 10:09 pm by Vargtassen

Average value

€ 51.26

5 × in wishlist

33 × member ratings

82 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bunnahabhain 11-year-old GM

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.29 points.

  1. holborndrinker scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Unpeated sherry bomb at a cracking price.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sweet sherry notes pour off this.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Very smooth drinking sherry notes predominate - unlike most Islay whiskies.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium - lingers pleasantly.

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  3. Boletus did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This is a very drinkable malt characterized by pleasant sherry notes from American oak casks. It may be a bit too stringent, but as a daily companion it is certainly not a bad choice due to its carefree drinking pleasure.
    • Nose
      A nice chocolate raisin note spreads, vanilla sugar is processed with a dash of lemon juice into a cake glaze, toffee, lemon curd, the barley presents its greasy shiny muscles, sponge cake with canned apricots, mild oak, hints of dried figs as well as brittle leather and mild rolling tobacco , very pleasing in its simple structure
    • Taste
      Lots of toffee with embedded chocolate raisins, a dollop of fig jam on a crunchy scone, dark chocolate, "fine cut" orange marmalade, the lively distillate has a fleshy substance, mild oak with an ever-present vanilla, a pinch of allspice spices things up, a little cinnamon and clove powder
    • Finish
      Good medium-long finish, hearty malty, the oak is quite reserved and mild, a drop of machine oil greases the lips, very little tobacco and leather, dark mousse au chocolat, black coffee with a large dollop of whipped cream, apple strudel baked a little too dark with raisins, Nutmeg and a pinch of cinnamon, the gentle cloud of vanilla rises from the abyss

  4. Connieminder scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    For me it does not offer anything better than the 12 year old official bottling. It is still a good dram. I found it full-bodied, sweet and malty with sherry and spicy notes and a medium finish.

  5. Sporx scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Fresh, one-dimensional, sweet

    taste
    Sweet, spicy, round, delicious

    finish
    Medium length, sweetie

  6. keizerjos scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Being Groot Bunnafan I am always happy with a new expression. This 11 year old unpeated Bunna is no exception, although - for a Bunna - he is somewhat poor in character. This makes it very accessible. The 12 YO, however, actually wins quite easily from this one, which is a shame; you expect something extra from an independent of the Gordon & Macphail caliber. Nevertheless, don't complain: absolutely value for money, tasty sherry matured, great ABV. Just do it.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

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