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Overall rating
91.29/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Bottling serie
Untold Riches
Vintage
1987-1991
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
28x Hogsheads & 3x Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
6500
Strength
49.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
811929030548
Added on
25 Jan 2021 1:15 pm by brummie
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 155.01

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268 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 28-year-old Wy

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.29 points

  1. erwinnlim scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This is without a doubt good, well aged, sherry influenced whisky. What makes it even better is the price point. At sub £150, I never thought I would see the day. The ABV is ideal as well as it managed to both carry intense flavour at good drinking strength. Value (£140) : 7/10
    • Nose
      The sherry butts used here have definitely left a significant impact. Not overwhelming in any sense but it definitely makes itself known. Tart red berries and juicy plums. Rhubarb pie. Dark, almost burnt caramel and some milk chocolate. A touch of sulphur I find, but nothing off-putting. Then, plenty of old oak aromas come through. Dried tobacco leaves leave a drying sensation in the nose. Old dark leather and dusty cupboards even. Ginger spice and a squeeze of lemon. Light salinity throughout as well. The intensity of flavours on the nose is very impressive I must say.
    • Taste
      More of the same here please and thank you. So well balanced on the palate. The texture is oily and mouth coating. Sweet malt. A continuation of the sherry influence with juicy plums and dried sultanas. Some wet rocks hit with waves of light sea breeze. Bittersweet chocolate covered orange peels. Some almonds. Honey and Demerara sugar brings it all together and then a freshly cracked black pepper heat builds.
    • Finish
      The finish goes on and on. The drying tobacco returns. Gingerbread. I get something savoury here as well, like cured meats but not quite as forward. Hints of mint and dark cocoa appear. That saline characteristic combined with red and yellow fruit is present throughout.

  2. JFX did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    The incorrect spelling of 'Bunnahabain' on the box and the bottle makes me a bit uneasy :D

  3. SeWuWhisky scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    What a great malt. For its age and quality, it is really a good price. Does not need any water and is perfectly matched.

    Nas: sweet, light after caramel, dried fruit, shortbread, plums, dates, light salt note, subtle leather note beautiful complex and there is certainly more to discover.
    Mouthfeel: Excellent and mild, slightly dry, medium heavy
    Taste: Spicy, fruity, banana, clove, again slightly salty,
    Finish: cloves, slightly sweet, a little spicy, oak

  4. yorkieterror scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Thick, syrupy and a little funky. Dark salted caramel, nutmeg, resinous old wood furniture, toast, dried tobacco leaves some salinity.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweeter than the nose indicated. Gooey caramel, sticky toffee, banana bread, toasted pecans and walnuts. Transforms slowly into something more savoury that’s followed though into the finish.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Savoury, a touch waxy, smoked meat, cooked sprouts and blanched broccoli. The minerality of a crisp white trochen Riesling.

      I find similar vegetal notes in some Deanstons.

  5. bogeydram scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Tasting note (no water added). Colour - burnished copper. Nose - on first acquaintance a strong whiff of the meaty and slightly austere (like the kitchen in an old stately home - very nice intro BTW) which quickly settles into a compote of dried fruits (think sultana, cranberry and fig), old orange peel and toffee apple. Delving deeper you will find some earthier notes of shiitake mushroom and hints of Porter / Guinness in the background. Palate - very forward on wax and spice (cardamom / white pepper) transitioning through to oily buttery notes (danish pastry) which finally gives way to its maritime heritage (sandy beach and sea salt). Finish - salt and spice first which fades to reveal the sweet malt and fruit. Right on the death it all goes a bit leathery which is a classic Bunna trademark. Score 88/100. I will try with water to see what else it reveals as i may change my score. Update on the tasting. With a couple of drops of water you get a different viewpoint on the finish - less salt and spice and more citrus / dried fruits although it loses that juxtaposition between salt and sweet that i really liked before. Shows a different complexity so on further reflection i think i will increase my score to 89/100 to reflect the fact it offers interesting dimensional changes.

  6. Jack McClane scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    On the nose a lovely sherry fragrance. Dried figs, sultanins, red berries, dates, caramel fudge and a hint of wet tobacco leaves.
    .
    On the palate voluminous sweetness, soaked chocolate cake, caramalized walnuts, crocant, banana bread and a warm cinnamon plum cake. That super oily texture is coating the whole mouth. The ABV of 49,1% suits absolutely perfect. This flavour of old oak casks is just fantastic.
    .
    The finish is a mixture of roasted almonds, orange covered in dark chocolate, Demerara sugar and forest honey. This is an absolutely top notch malt - and regarding the price tag a big candidate for the bang for buck 2021 already!

  7. bennotta scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    A 28 year old single malt for the price ...
    It had to be tried ...
    Wow what a good dram. I'm blown away. Simply good...
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. maxi_vor95 scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    WORLD CLASS!

  9. MaltMonkeyPetro scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Banzai scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

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