Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
06 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
60.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Kirsch Import
Added on
02 Dec 2020 7:53 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 299.00

23 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

141 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2014 SV - Staoisha

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.70 points

  1. Jake1965Blues did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Guys, stay on the carpet, please. It's all about the taste of a whisky, not whether you like the label.

  2. sr_tobi scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I rate this whisky on my own taste. I don't care about the label or the piece of paper on the bottle.

    Cold ashy smoke on the nose, covering everything at the beginning. Mineral note, light breeze. You can't feel much of the refill sherry, the barrel was probably finished or not matured long enough.

    First extremely sweet taste (but slight barrel influence), then immediately cold ash, white pepper, heavily peat, some vanilla, spicy, dry fruits.

    Slightly tingly sour finish, green chilli and smoke everywhere.

    With water even more smoke, the sharpness and the tingling decrease.

    Price 84.90 € (as of 01/12/2020)

  3. glenrob scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Derufus scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Ninofdram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Bottlin Bond did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    "Due to the atrocities committed by the Japanese in World War II under this flag, this flag is controversial. The lack of historical processing of the role of Japan during the Second World War and its responsibility on the official side contributes to the controversial attitude of other peoples towards the use of the Kyokujitsuki. The Kyokujitsuki triggers subliminal memories of the imperial Japanese armed forces and their war crimes in the Pacific War among many peoples of Asia. Outside of Japan, this flag is therefore still regarded by many as a symbol of Japanese imperialism in Asia. "

    "Around 1870, when the Meiji government replaced the shogunate, the commanders began looking for a specific war flag, because until then the samurai were the defenders of the country and carried the flags of their respective daimyates."

    "The motif was also very popular with the Kamikaze pilots and was not infrequently painted on the respective aircraft or a small flag was worn as a headband. They were carried by the units on land and at sea."

    "Even in World War II, some thoughts of Bushidō influenced the actions of Japanese soldiers. Many samurai bloodlines, such as the House of Honda, still have a great influence in Japanese economics and politics today."

    Sources: Wikipedia

    "A new series of noble bottlings from Andrew Symington's wooden treasure was raised to the aristocratic warrior status with expressive labels. Each of them personalized with illustrated heroic figures that stand out in black and white against the rays of the" rising sun ", as the Japanese military flag is called . "

    Source: Kirsch Import


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