Bunnahabhain 28-year-old Wy

Overall rating
89.71/100
votes
644
Whiskybase ID
WB175324
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
Label
"Bunnahabain" without "h" (No h statement)
Barcode
811929030548
Added on
25 jan 2021 1:15 pm by brummie
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 364.94

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644 × member ratings

1761 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bunnahabhain 28-year-old Wy

156 users have left 162 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.71 points.

  1. JimJaws scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. Foamy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Hlektrion scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  4. kiav scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  5. DrOmega scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    copper. Fairly strong and very complex nose. Sweet fruits such as red apple, peach and orange. Spicy like cinnamon. Light nutty/chocolate. Leather and varnish. A hint of smoke and a little bit of sulfur. Very oily mouthfeel. Greasy palette with sweet spices, wood and all kinds of fruits such as pineapple and black fruit. Afterwards dryer with leather and a remnant of smoke. Long, varying aftertaste, sticks nicely with sour apple, chocolate and afterwards spices. Complex and difficult to categorize malt. Nice blend of bourbon barrels (28) and sherry barrels (3). Despite the lesser amount, the sherry influence is clearly noticeable, but there is still enough bourbon influence to be spotted.

  6. kimmosuo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  7. herby.usa scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    When I opened the bottle back then (about 6 months ago) I was a bit disappointed. Nose and taste did not meet my expectations (it actually only had vanilla - and that was extremely dominant)

    Now, after about 1/5 of the content is missing and the rest was allowed to breathe, the gentleman (at the age of 28 you can say that) has changed noticeably for the better.

    Conclusion:
    a) Some things need time to develop
    b) this is a "fruit bomb sniffer"
    • Nose
      94 94
      very fruity - from apple, pear, peach, kiwi to exotic like pineapple, pomegranate, lychee, mango - sweet and sour.
      The citrus fruits are also clearly present.

      The vanilla is extremely pushed into the background.
      Honey and some spices like clove, cinnamon but also nutmeg.

      The fruits are dominant (I've definitely had the glass to my nose for 15 minutes now —> that's a real sniffer)
    • Taste
      90 90
      Start: Slightly sparkling hot (chilli).
      Becomes viscous quickly; the fruits spread in the mouth (but not as intensely as in the nose).
      Vanilla still very subtle.
      Sweetness (honey! brown sugar) - and even some sea spray when swallowed.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Mouth dries up.
      The tingling feeling on the mucous membranes lasts for a long time.
      Coffee and cocoa make their way and mingle with the tannins.

      Now 5 minutes later the oral cavity/ mucous membranes are still occupied.

  8. craide scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very complex and varied malt. With more time in the glass, it became even more diverse for me. Due to the slight sulfur note, the nose is absolutely great for me!
    • Nose
      91 91
      Relatively soft and gentle at the beginning. A little more reserved. Leather mixed with furniture polish comes through first. A subtle sulfur note resonates. Splendid! Followed by fruity aromas of oranges, plum jam, grapes and some tobacco. In addition, the alcohol is discreetly noticeable.
      Seems lightly perfumed to me too.
      With more time in the glass, however, this perfume note becomes less and more aromas unfold. This makes it appear more mature and complex. Slightly floury apples with citrus notes are added, as well as cinnamon, chocolate and some pepper. Every now and then a cooling liquorice note rises. All embedded in a vanilla-honey sweetness.
      Very versatile nose with a good combination of aromas.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Initially quite powerful on the palate, spice, leather, dried fruit with a light citrus note that make the malt appear a bit refreshing. This is a nice contrast to the old leather notes and furniture polish that are also evident on the palate. In addition some nut, wood, and fruity after cherries, oranges, apple. A slightly tart, peppery oak spice contrasts with the sweet and fruity aromas. Very nicely varied.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium-length finish, wood, spicy, chocolate and coffee, again slightly salty liquorice, slightly dry at the end. Pepper adds a little more spiciness.

  9. Koning scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted this one at two different occasions. Once during a blind tasting with the dutch whisky forum, and the second time in an extensive Bunnahabhain lineup. It is a rich and entertaining dram, but it doesn't convince me totally. The sulphur is more present in this dram than I like.
    • Nose
      A slow starter, it is somewhat shy at first. Faint dusty notes reveal its age, while chocolate, honey, sweet citrus fruits and floral notes appear. A muted sourness, halfway between yogurt and vinegar, also vies for attention. Some sulphur pops up too. This nose has quite some depth when giving it attention.
    • Taste
      Cumin, aniseed, pepper and sesame seeds spice up the palatable citrus fruits and flower honey. Mineral notes appear, but sea salt and sulphur win terrain. A dry sherry influence is also noticable, although only 3 sherry butts are used in this blend.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and developing. Beyond the saltiness that characterises Bunnahabhain I get citrus fruits, blackberries, dark chocolate, coffee and leather. Unfortunately, it also has a tart/astringent and vegetal side, with a clear notes of sulphur and gun powder.

  10. Drum scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    There it was, the wow feeling. I really like it! Masculine notes meet fine fresh nuances and beautiful memories. An all-round successful malt
    • Nose
      Very mild and dark, deep sherry with notes of wood and sweet tobacco and leather on the nose. Also some menthol freshness, which creates a great balance to the heavy sherry note. Very mild and sweet in the mouth, you have to look for the alcohol. Fruitiness and cherries and in the warm, very long finish I still have sweet liquorice. Overall, a totally well-rounded and dark-sweet experience. He picked me up and was immediately compatible with my aroma receptors.
    • Taste
      It is sweet with wood, spices and leather. Warm and mild, it lines the mouth with oil. Again I have cherries and menthol... Children Em-eukal! A beautiful childhood association pops up.
    • Finish
      Cherry marzipan, warm, mild and very oily. In addition, it is fresh and sweet, sugared fruit tea with lemon and petrichor. Again menthol flavors with wood and flower market. Luckily the finish is quite long.

  11. pepappp scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. claymore84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 07-09-2022.

  13. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  14. Pulteney83 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Trial Olympics 2022 Sample 16 thnx Norbert!

    Smell: Equally soft vanilla, chocolate cookies, canned pineapple, glaze, lime, mineral even seems to have a little peat in it and a waxy nose.
    Taste: sweet sugar spider, vanilla, honey, lemon cake, frosting, butter cake, orange and some ginger. Later also a bit more earthy and a bit peat.
    Finish: very fresh, but later also drier. Especially that creamy and that vanilla/honey lingers. If you leave it longer it turns more into honey and a little bit of peat appears. What a beautiful complex whisky. Also a lot drier now.

  15. whisky666 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  16. Mankut scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very very good blend.
    Nice spicy sweet creamy light dark good mix.
    Bunna can

  17. SRB scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    With some time and air the nose opened up for some additional details and it feels less harsh and even more balanced.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  18. sengaia scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The sherry casks have a large presence despite their small stated part in the recipe. The nose is honeyed with leather and meaty notes. It seems the sherry casks were of the rough kind. It’s not unpleasant, but also less than I hoped for from this distillery at this age.

    The palate is quite sharp, and in line with the nose except the off notes from the sherry casks are a bit louder. And this really kills any complexity or development. Overall I consider this a disappointment where I am left thinking this vatting was made to get rid of some less than stellar casks.

  19. WhiskyMue scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  20. geriud scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Gous scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  22. TimkoT scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  23. Francishomola scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      sweet, sherry, nutty, orange, dark honey,
    • Taste
      88 88
      rounded, green
    • Finish
      90 90
      nutty, waxy, old leather,

  24. WhiskyMue scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  25. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I went with high expectations, but I have to say that the Untold Riches doesn't meet my taste. Tart, sour, with sherry flavors. Not fish, not meat.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Ripe and oily, noticeable sulfur (gunpowder) at the beginning, blended with mealy apple, cinnamon, leather and vanilla. A bit immature, so wait a bit. With a little standing time, honey, citrus fruits (lemon, orange), sherry aromas (grape, nut, chocolate, raisins, figs), some dust and nice oak spice are added.

      The longer it is left standing, the more mature and noble it appears. With a little water, a nice waxy note is added and the apple becomes clearer and fresher.

      Overall, I can't shake the feeling that something is wrong with the vatting. The sherry and bourbon casks don't really harmonize well and the different aromas come out much too hectic and inappropriate. Something bothers me.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The mouthfeel is quite soft, almost thin. Tart-sour-bright fruity. Distant sherry aromas (leather, raisins), with cinnamon, noticeable oak, honey, orange and some stale lemon.

      Doesn't like water, gets spritty and thin.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is medium-long, with oak, light fruits (apple, pear) and tart, sour lemon.

  26. Zieglinger scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  27. hzs275 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  28. RobbievdB scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Oh wow. Where to start with this 28yo Bunna? A perfect example of what age does to whisky. Well balanced, complex, smooth, perfect drinking strength and an everlasting finish.
    Aroma wise there's almost to much going on to fully decipher it; different fruit marmelades, slightly burned caramel, Dutch 'zoute haring' drop, cigar leaves, coastality (is that a word..?), Middle-Eastern dried fruits, fresh dried green herbs. Very, very good.

  29. Malthead19 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    COLOUR: Gold (without FS)
    - a very intense and very aromatic single malt
    - We recommend
    - for formerly approx. 200€ completely fine, current prices everyone has to decide for themselves...
    • Nose
      subtle, fruity, orange marmalade astringent
    • Taste
      Silky soft, very oily fruity attack, peaches, oranges, juicy, quite spicy at the end, develops volume in the mouth but not great complexity
    • Finish
      long finish ;
      long dry fruity aftertaste, will be very

  30. schengel10 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A great, dignified, beautiful and very mature malt!
    The issue price (less than 200 €) was very fair, now it's a collector's price...
    [color]: = gold;
    • Nose
      90 90
      subtle, fruity, jam, orange, bergamot, spices, salt;
    • Taste
      91 91
      Supple, gentle, very oily, fruity (peaches, oranges), juicy, slightly sweet, dark chocolate, pepper, nuts, slightly drying;
    • Finish
      91 91
      a long finish, fruity, dry-spicy, slightly astringent;

  31. Likudi scored this whisky 86 points Shoplink Moderator

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  32. bankimate scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  33. niski scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  34. Killswitch scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  35. WSP scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  36. DannyDram scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Chocolate, some wood, fruity, quince, citric, sherry, dried fruits, caramel. Good balance, successful texture, creamy, vanilla sweetness, lack of depth, medium intensity, good body.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  37. Totolino scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  38. dapoinbua scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  39. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 89 points Super Administrator

    Quick hit review. Whisky calendar - Day 7.

    Rumor has it that this Bunnahabhain is a bit controversial, and that is not only because of the missing 'h-statement'. Yes, there is sulfur on the nose, but it is quickly giving way to stewed fruits, gingerbread and rich spices. Orange jam, roasted coffee and a lot of oak dominate the palate, leading to a long and satisfying finish. A great Islay dram with minor flaws, which taught us that all Bunnahabhain's need an h-statement!

    RATING: 4.2/5.0 stars ≙ 89 pts → FIRST-CLASS [+]

  40. Jimbeau scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  41. whiskyfan_olli scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  42. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/11/21/b-sides-an-islay-trio/

    After a successful first contact via a bottle split – WLP[90] – I simply had to have a bottle. There’s so much ‘whisky talk’ here!

    N:  In comparison to Balblair’s similar-aged 1991-vintage 27yo I have alongside, this is clearly a grander,.. richer old boy. In isolation, and at first, it’s not so obviously well aged given a youthful spirited sawdusty/resinous/pine needles/straw side, seemingly from a cask re-activation at play which can aide/pleasure yet trick the nasal senses. Once opened out, however, it’s all about the malty [Manuka] honeyed fruits > and flowers with a twist of lemon & grapefruit peel, ginger & carrot cake, > husky coconut & pineapple, metallic raisins,.. the mild resinousness moving into a creamier fustiness later on. At the heel of the bottle, I’m picking out some very mellow [3 sherry butts vs 28 hogsheads] sulphurous notes, famously in keeping with some of Bunnahabhain’s output at the time [1980s], but it’s nay bother and all mixed up within the general pleasurable/desirable stewed nature of things. Simply put, we’ve a charmer that’s been treated with upmost consideration.

    T: If there was ever a question over this one’s age on the nose, on the palate, there is little doubt – the spicy-ish activation serving to bolster/lift this one’s long-awaited reveal. [With water] we’ve most agreeable old/oily/greasy, sour > bitter-sweet,… soft yet permeating salty/oaky-malty/ > spicy,.. chilli chocolate!,….. later moving towards a soft/mild yet focused pith-citric [drying lime/lemon > blood orange juice=grapefruit] dry maltiness,.. It’s a long and enriching travel with a phenol hint and some [sherried] ‘flor’ action on the turn.

    F: [Eventually] softer but remaining energised and [desirably] salty & vegetal-cellulose-waxy & salivating-dry, [Smarties casings]-malty, and [pithy-dry] citrusy, the consolidated fruity/malty/floral aspect remaining from the nose. Then there’s the [green/Pau D’arco/black/matcha and > fruity/aromatic spicy] teas ,…..  a very mild & soft [Polo] menthol suggestion,… tannic-ish, old skool [tobacco] dry permeated [fruity] vanilla…. and heaps of complementary extras. It’s remarkable how the very clean spirited [with a phenolic touch followed by char into ash] this old Bunna is, whilst remaining staunch/forthright,…. [I lose myself to the Thesaurus].

    C: This is some masterful blending of 31 casks, and bravo for bottling/keeping this at 49.1% – it’s the strength that made it what it is! Also, it was an absolute bargain when it came out!

    Scores 90 points

  43. LittlePeat scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  44. ThorstenH scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Freshly restricted ... Phew, the sulfur is already so dominant. After 10 minutes it gets better, it unfolds its diversity. I was enthusiastic about the taste, because that's where the depth comes.
    2. Dram very different, the same beautiful bunna notes and very round.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      89 89

  45. Killswitch scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  46. GIORGOS scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  47. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

  48. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I would never have come to Bunnahabhain blindly, but it is still a beautiful, really ripe whisky that is velvety and round on the palate. Nice thing.
    • Nose
      Nice fruit, mirabelle plum, honey, sweet oak, a little sherry, creamy, mild, a touch of pleasant sulfur that complements the aroma, cigar box, rich and spicy.
    • Taste
      very round and sweet, nutty, just a little black pepper, becomes increasingly woody but still in the frame.
    • Finish
      a bit musty, still rather subtle sherry notes, a lot of oak and becomes a little bit tart and astringent at the end.

  49. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  50. HammerHead scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasted blind. Yes there is sulfur here and yes I am sensitive to this. However, it does not ruin this dram for me, just makes it a little sharp on the tongue.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Clearly sherried, a sweet and savory profile, sour cherries, raisins, some plum, meaty, a subtle note of struck matches, liquorice, bay leaf, broth, walnuts, old wood notes.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Still sweet and savory, creamy, sour cherry, plum, raisin, black pepper, liquorice, slight tobacco, coffee beans, walnut, pecan, hints of sulfury sharpness.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long: sweet and sour cherries, syrupy fruit notes, liquorice, coffee bitter, black pepper and still a hint of sulfury dryness here.

  51. Sander79 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  52. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  53. Rien scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  54. kofima scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  55. gaboruso scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  56. wassermann525 scored this whisky 97 points Newbie

    What a dram! Bunnahabhain without h, but a true beauty.
    Complex, sherry, oak, fruity.
    I recommand leave it a while after u open the bottle.
    Great malt.

  57. DimiIkon scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tasting: August 2021
    • Nose
      92 92
      Boiled cabbage and boiled fruits. Floral honey, waxy, caramel and an alcohol in fine balance. A scent of sulfur in the background. Leather, and a little salty. Interesting and complex. Let it breath for a little while. Wow!
    • Taste
      90 90
      A clear spiciness, mild but with clear alcohol in great balance. Cereal, waxy, herbal honey, and with a little salt. Licorice and a little leather. A complex dram with a full body.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium, herbal with spices, wood that appears after a while and licorice. A little salt but in balance with the honey.

  58. Gloin scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The smell is lively, fresher than age would suggest, very complex and immediately arouses the desire to try. Sherry influence is clearly recognizable, but by no means dominant.
    The taste is a bit tart and therefore more age notes than the smell. The finish rounds off the enjoyment nicely, albeit less complex than the other two phases.

    A very nice, multi-layered whisky, no note dominates. It challenges you to explore it and deal with it. It doesn't show the typical "filth" of a Bunnahabhain and the sherry influence is more subtle than with the standard OA.

    I like it very much.
    • Nose
      The first impression is fresh, aromas of plums and peaches rise, along with nuts, almonds, earthy notes, a touch of woodruff, a hint of aniseed, marzipan, some leather
    • Taste
      Noticeable start, very delicate astringency, quite dry, some plum, dark notes, in the background dark chocolate, radicchio, a hint of cherry, walnut, some peach, oak
    • Finish
      Malt, slight bitterness, nut, warming, delicately sour, a reminder of the fruits from the mouth and nose, quite classic, long

  59. JNuyts scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  60. DoctorRockter scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    a good one, herbaceous and honey creamy ( it reminds some springbank and clynelish charateristics) but in my opinion too expensive , you can find same quality at a smaller price ( like sprinbank 10 yo bottled in 2016, 45 euro for the best quality/price relation on the market)

  61. LordBellamy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    with water: no big change, some cardboard is added, I would leave out the water

    Conclusion: not an absolute high-flyer, but a damn solid, well drinkable whisky that is a lot of fun
    • Nose
      Coffee, caramel, toffee, leather, orange, a little honey, quince, fig, elder, very subtle sulfur, which doesn't bother me at all, the alcohol is very well integrated, a little butter
    • Taste
      good start, nice sweetness, subtle sherry aromas, fig, caramel, nuts, some oak, leather, subtle dirt
    • Finish
      Medium length, very pleasant, fig, orange, leather, a little salt, nice oak spice with a pleasant bitterness, a little liquorice on the back

  62. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

    Spicy, fruity and very drinkable
    • Nose
      90 90
      Nutty, ripe fruits, apricot, apple, hints of cinnamon, little acacia honey, toffee, brown sugar, cooked oranges, jam, hints of vanilla - really good
    • Taste
      89 89
      Oily, creamy, subtle sweetness, more ripe fruits, apricot, apple, little nutty, orange zest, cinnamon, apple mash - still good
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, warm, spicy, fruity, pepper, little ginger

  63. JimvanVeen scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

  64. geriud scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  65. besar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  66. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  67. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Some sulphur but definitely nothing unpleasant there, nice nutty sherry influence, a bit of sweet spices, very balanced and drinkable. Excellent price quality ratio for sure.

  68. The_Independent scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Subtle, sweet-aromatic sherry initially overlaid with a clear sulfurous note. Spicy old wood, pastries, dried fruit, later an interesting note of gummy bears, a little blood orange.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strong, spicy, sweet and hot, chilli, forest honey, oak wood, then bitter baking cocoa.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Quite long, warming, spicy, salty, ash, oak wood, strong baking cocoa and espresso, a little vanilla?

  69. 3_243F6 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  70. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  71. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    spices, dust, dry glue, wax, minty vegetable, leather, baked vanilla
    fresh fruit on the 'Granny' apple, on the banana
    return with caramel, crushed hazelnuts, fairly fresh sherry, more on the compote than on the macerated red fruits, raisins, dates with noble mold on the fruit.
    mouth:
    sweetness then frank bitterness, crushed green almonds, intense, camphor which can greatly disturb
    wood, varnished, fruit on plums, raisins, ripe banana, blood orange, oil at this time, the waxy side on the parquet with the tanned leather, end by a dry sherry
    final:
    on the oak, dry wood chips, a little soaked, sweet spices,
    sherry disappears in favor of baked sour apple, dirty leather, lichens,
    a little tea, cocoa, the bitterness has finally disappeared. (10.5)

  72. vlad78 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This is a very unusual and unexpected release for me.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet tones of old plum jam that has dried up at the bottom of the jar, red apple baked with cinnamon. Not even an oak, but the bark of a tree, ground into powder. Dried cherry.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, plum-cherry with a hint of pollen and oak, a little varnish.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Sugary-sweet, bright, with a slight admixture of varnish.

  73. RJKrueger scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Profound old Bunnahabhain that you have to take your time with if you are willing to pay the speculatively inflated price.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Deeply complex wood with leather and tobacco, distant hints of dark fruit, walnuts and salt.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Spicy wood, but also sweetness, vanilla, leather, a little salt and pepper.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, slightly bitter finish with lots of leather and tobacco. Leather and tobacco linger for a very, very long time.

  74. mer1973 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  75. Dris scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  76. mothers_finest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  77. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

  78. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The saying has never been better: does not rock my boat.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Lots of black powder. Only much later do fruity sherry notes fight their way through.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The sulfur notes pull through with clove aromas very clearly.
    • Finish
      88 88
      It gets dry and remains a flavorful, but not very complex, experience.

  79. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  80. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Strong sulfur influence, which combines very well with the other flavors.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  81. hs305 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2021] A quick review of a sample...

    .. which is unfortunately sulphur-spoiled - not too extreme but at a level which is not pleasant to my taste buds. If you are not sensitive to sulphurous flavours this is probably okay, but if you own the sulphur gene (like me) I suggest you should shy away from this bottling.

  82. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

  83. leeho scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  84. sg3356 scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Quite good but sulfur.

    Completely agrees with totoro.

    Upfront sulfur in the beginning. Would have liked it more if not for the sulfur. However, once sulfur taste subdues, just pleasant.

  85. riegerjonas scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    2021-05-23
    • Nose
      90 90
      slightly woody, sherry, gooseberry, very soft and round, caramel, cane sugar, some peach, orange, slightly fruity
    • Taste
      89 89
      pleasantly soft and spicy, light sherry, reminiscent of Talisker 18 or Bunnahabhain 18, only significantly more oaky
    • Finish
      88 88

  86. Simson scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

    Tasted it a small tasting together with Bunnahabhain 12 and Wemyss Velvet Fig 25y.

    While the Velvet Fig arrives a bit thin (almost watery) and only develops after a few seconds in the mouth where it gains momentum, the Untold Riches is immediately present in the mouth also because of its higher alcohol content.

    In the nose it arrives with heavy sweetness and a classic Bunna nose with seeweed and oil from ships as well sulfur from the old sherry casks.
    In the taste this is then followed a great salty sweet mouthfeel. In addition the sulfuric note stays. The bitterness from the wood is noticable but not as strong as I expected.
    The finish is medium long and full of character.

    Definitely wants you to take another dram of it :)
    For me it is very deserving of its 90 points and I'm adding an additional point for the integrity of the presentation and yet another one for the great price-performance ratio (I paid 169 €).

  87. Dre73 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful whisky, without a doubt. The nose is even a bit more versatile, but overall there's lot to discover. And the Abv fits so well... no punch at all, a very smooth arrival, but enough for a great full nose and body.
    A nice kind of dustiness combined with red fruits, old leather, nuts. Really very very pleasant.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Very fruity, red fruits, plums, berries. A bit of nice dustiness, furniture wax, old leather. No punching alcohol at all. Nutty. Some dirty, earthy edge. Something vegetal. Very rich and versatile.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very smooth and thick, oily. Fruity, more orange now, still berries, raisins. A bit of dustiness again, old leather. A very sliding mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      91 91
      A little sparkling feeling in the throat now, but very smooth yet oily and thick again. Plums, cherries, wine gums. Long and gentle finish, with a fresh edge underneath. Later on a warming feeling inside. Even some cigar tobacco passes along.

  88. aspa scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    nose
    Dignified. Age-worthy. Extremely aromatic but at the same time gentle, soft, creamy, sticky and with perfectly integrated alcohol. Wow, that's how you want a whisky that has matured worthily! Spicy and sweet forest honey. Nice sherry flavors, leather, old books, some leather polish. Candied orange! Cinnamon and caramel. Here you can find everything I like. Light mint?
    Beautiful, complex interplay between sweet, tart, spicy - there is a lot to discover here. A slight note of beeswax?

    taste
    strong, but still very soft and round, the alcohol is perfect here too. It continues with the spicy forest honey and the light wax note. The sherry flavors are also there, cinnamon and leather. Very tasty, pleasing and simply delicious. The sherry barrel did a good but not overwhelming job. Slightly salty, still a game between spicy and sweet. I don't find sulfur in the nose or in the taste - but I'm not extremely allergic to it either. The honey gives a sticky mouthfeel. I can still find the candied oranges and orange peel here too. I don't feel any influence from extremely long storage times, so no strong oak or bitterness. The mix of the barrels is extremely successful for me.

    Exit
    Medium length, with nice, spicy-sweet honey that sticks. Very slightly bitter towards the end, but in a delicious way. Old books, leather armchairs and cinnamon are also included. The oranges are now discreetly in the background.

    Conclusion
    A fantastic bottling! The taste is simply fantastic, the age is right, the bottler is popular and the price is right too. Well, what if that's not the 6 in the lottery ?! Outstanding!
    N-93, T-92, F-92 for excellent 92 points
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  89. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  90. Nikilema scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  91. Funtik scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    22,5 22,5 22 22
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  92. Ficelli scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  93. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      There's a lot in there; old, dusty furniture; Leather (wet leather rag); but also very cute; Syrup, vanilla, honey; slightly nutty; a hint of citrus, but rather sweet, juicy, ripe orange; alcoholic raisin
    • Taste
      mouth-filling; Nut which gets stronger and stronger; great flavor with strong wood; Cinnamon heat; Nutmeg; light citrus freshness on the tip of the tongue; nut again
    • Finish
      It stays for a very long time, especially the nut. Nice seasoning; great wood (not bitter at all); slight citrus freshness resonates;

  94. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  95. Defeatless scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Don't support the flippers, never pay more then €200 for this bottle!
    Besides that, this is an amazing whisky and one of the very best Bunna's I had!
    • Nose
      92 92
      A very pleasing nice and thick oily wood and nutty nose. Packed with lovely nice fruit notes and some chestnut. A very well and decent nose. This is quite well matured in good sherry wood and bottled at the right moment.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Oily, thick, nice and mature. Very good aged wood notes, tutti-fruti, raisin, chestnut again.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long length. A tad sour, but overall very nice and sweet, some fudge note here and some hint of something like camphor. There is certainly something fresh in here.

  96. Gregers scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Not really convincing, and too many sulphur notes disturbing the picture.

    Review: https://youtu.be/8u_IDH4OSPU
    • Nose
      85 85
      Classic sherry notes, dried fruits, raisins, figs, dates. Light sulphur notes, matchbox, light leather, furniture polish, exotic fruits, pineapple juice, green apples, fudge or caramel, vanilla, toffee, a bit of cotton candy. Sulphur makes things a bit hard to nose properly.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Alcohol level is fine, though a bit agressive for the ABV, after that there's some barley and cereals, burnt caramel, oaky bitterness, sulphur, freshly cut grass bitterness, very light smoke. Second chew starts off with a whiff of more sulphur, then brings juicier things, apple juice, light pineapple juice, light spearmint, smoke is still building up. Juicy and fresh. Third chew is a bit more aggressive, and there's another roll of sulphur, but then more mint, ginger, fudge, cereals, grass juice. Fun mix.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Smoke, ginger, spearmint, peppermint, grass juices, oak, fudge, rolls of quite nicely.

  97. tribe scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Salty, fruity, tannins and seaweed?
    • Taste
      90 90
      Smell comes through in the taste but also cinnamon and spices, very leaky
    • Finish
      90 90
      Remains nice in the mouth is not overloaded with wood

  98. larswehmeier scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Delicious, mild dram. Complex nose. Pleasantly salty in taste. Unfortunately a bit short in the finish.
    • Nose
      Rather settled and reserved first impression.
      Suitable for old age and the relatively low alcohol content.
      Leather and a bit of matchstick sulfur at the beginning, but not bothersome.
      Then dry, dusty cocoa powder.
      It doesn't get fruity until very late and then shows me a few sweet cherries.

      Overall mild, pleasant and quite complex nose.
    • Taste
      Mild and soft impression in the mouth. Initially fruity and sour at the tip of the tongue. On the tongue it is spicy but also pleasantly salty. Then pleasantly dry on the palate. Great creamy tannins.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Pleasantly dry and spicy.

  99. suedharz90 scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    A great drop! This whisky is not a sherry bomb or anything like that. He doesn't strike with full force. This whisky is balanced, complex, exciting and yet relatively easy to "break down" into its components.

    A description of the nuances would take forever, because he has a bit of everything. Great!

  100. JoshNRW scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      90.5
      Very smooth and round, shortbread, butter caramel, sherry all the way through, but not a monster or full in the face.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Wow, it's amazing how it rolls and spreads out, cool. Like the nose, a subtle sherry profile, very clean and a light oak note.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Lingers for a long time and is slightly sweet, strong.

  101. kwk0809 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    I was looking forward to this malt. And was bitterly disappointed. I don't like it at all. Sulphurous, putrid notes, sharp in the mouth. Shared the bottle as there are a lot of people who enjoy it.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      73 73

  102. Menko scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    I bought a 25ml sample to check this one out before buying a whole bottle.
    Casks from 1987 till 1991 where beinig used.
    Fabulous nose.
    Vanilla, cinnamon, oak, citrus, grapes, cake and (might sound funny) I also smell the age.
    In the taste it all blends together extremely well. Nothing dominates.
    In the finish some sea salt and a fresh, good cigar.
    I always thought they don't bottle em like this anymore.
    Turns out they do!
    Brilliant!
    Immediately bought 4 bottles, so I'm set for X-mas the next 4 years!

  103. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Was bottled with a just bearable concentration of wood. It's still tasty, but not a high-flyer for me. Here I would have been a few years less more. What for wood lovers where water can help. He may benefit from a lot of oxidation in the open bottle.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Lots of caramel sweetness, dark honey. Forest floor, autumn leaves, black tea. The oak load is already clear in the nose. Later mango as a tropical fruit. Very tight and interwoven. But can convince. With a drop of water and time, it opens something, the fruits become a little lighter, not quite so musty.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Heavily honey-sweet start, immediately tannins, quite bitter right at the beginning. Then hotness on tap, not alcohol. Dried fruits, figs, however, without being too sticky and sweet. With a little water, it becomes fruity here too, the bitterness gives way a little.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Very dry, again the oak dominates.

  104. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  105. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  106. MartinSchmartin scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    A whisky that doesn't exactly meet my taste, but is very well made and is also totally interesting to discover. If this whisky meets the right drinker, I can understand the higher ratings here.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Very intense and powerful. Definitely some sulfur in the background. Then immediately sweet, fruity and spicy. Clear malt. Peach. Jam. Orange lemonade. Sweet red grapes. Maybe honey. Pine needles. And Tartufo, I've never had that association, which can either mean that it's total nonsense - or that it's something special.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Malty sweetness. Hot and peppery. Not so fruity, a bit of sherry, otherwise rather tart. As I read the other notes here, I seem to have missed a few things. With a lot of imagination, I can still catch the echo of the plums some people write about here. But I've tried it on two different evenings, a total of 5cl, that's all I get out of it.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Quite intense and very, very long. Oak comes out very strong. Personally, that's a bit too bitter for me. Sulfur again. Salt and herbs, slightly nutty. Leather. The finish never stops, on the contrary, it even becomes more intense again. At the very end, milk chocolate has a lingering effect. Not exactly my taste in the finish either, but made so well that I would have a guilty conscience if I rated it worse.

  107. Simon Stood scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    22.5-22.5-23-22.5 = 90.5
    Gorgeous bunna, aroma, taste, aftertaste - everything is on the level!

  108. SpringBarley scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    amazing value for 2021 market prices get‘s two extra points from me.
    beautiful dram that should stay with you for some years
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93

  109. Teresa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  110. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  111. swk27844 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  112. M134481 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Wood, caramel, lemongrass, black pepper, orange zest, white pepper, crème bruleé, hint of pear, vanilla, sherry, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, pineapple, apple and light coconut notes.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Pear, apple, pineapple, black pepper, white pepper, vanilla, sherry, wood, dark chocolate and milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Pineapple, hint of pear, apple, sherry notes, apple, pepper, sherry and white grapes.

  113. Wummy scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Nose very closed, after a lot of time many sulfurous notes which are not very nice.
    In the mouth neat, diffrent very nice sherry flavours.
    Long lasting and slightly fading out.

    This for me to sulfurous notes spoils the score

  114. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/03/25/odds-ends-winter-spring-2021/

    So the story goes, there’s a lot of older juice in this one. Apparently, the abv of a very old cask was ‘lost’ [fell below 40%], so some ‘younger’ 28yo juice was added to save it. On the box & bottle it reads ‘A handcrafted whisky from Bunnahabain’. Can this malt live up to the infamy of its spelling mistake? Let’s find out.

    N: Weighty yet easy, not-overly stewed [green & red – apples etc,…] yeasty fruitiness and plenty of husky honeys [Manuka et al], fruit and cream icing-rich cakes, a touch of mahogany, lemon-sour leaves… and we could go on and on, it’s one of those.

    T: The palate is where these old Bunna’s can often fail, but this one picks up right where the nose left off. It’s honey, honey and more honey,… stewed oaked fruits over more stewed oak fruits. The [long-married] wood is entrenched with the spirit, but I’m happy with these levels as they are. It’s more biting neat, but then salivates more on the turn.

    F: More of the same, now with the smallest pinch of rolling tobacco into a citrusy saline note into milky runny toffee. At the death, floral slightly salty dry honeys – all that lot over a long finish.

    C: Very much in the style of Balblair’s 1989 vintage releases – #3 from memory, could be #2 [or a combo] – this is a honeyed delight, though with a heavier oaked ‘baking’ by comparison. One could easily argue it’s ‘gone over’, but I’ve never been put off by plenty of [moderate-active < refill] cask action, especially when it gives so much elsewhere. £150 is a great price for such a whisky, especially in our current inflated/frenzied single malt whisky climate. I’ve even paid more for similar Bunna’s from Wemyss. I shall have to get myself a bottle.

    [Provisionally] scores 90 points, with a full bottle report to follow.

  115. Kawa_ZX6 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    quite a whisky. When it entered the market for under 200 Euros, the price-to-quality ratio is very good. Solid and complex, nice cask selection and what I like most is the clear cask selection notes in the box

  116. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This new Bunna expression was released for a VERY fair price! Unfortunately flippers are present right away which is very poor. If you got this bottle for it’s original releaseprice (somewhere around €170-190 depending on which country you live in, consider yourself lucky. A bottle of this age and quality for this price, is extremely rare these days. Let’s have a look if this whisky can meet up with it’s high expectations for me.
    • Nose
      My god this is good...no wait.. it’s fantastic! What a sensational nose! It offers a great musty, dusty, classic Bunna nose! Very well matured, perfectly balanced and extremely well layered on the nose. It offers a wide palate of flavors. I absolutely dig it! It gives a silky feeling to my nose. I get red berries, bramble and sweet but earthy plums. A little later I get burnt sugar, nutmeg and chocolate milk. Old quality sherry casks that have been used for decades reveal a sophisticated layer of oak influence with even some fresh herbs and quality cigar leaf. Old leather and antique furniture complete a very complex and astonishing nose! What a great lively treat this is.
    • Taste
      Thank God the high quality continues on the palate! A lovely silky and mature mouthfeel which completely coats the palate. Sweet, dry and also a wee bitterness but nothing short of terrific.. dark chocolate in a way very pure way. The kind that almost feels crumbly in your mouth because of the high cocoa. I get sultana cookies with Forrest fruits. Also there is some mineral like flavors inhere. A bit like chalk candy (Dutch thing). Orange and orange peel but also some raspberry. What an exciting palate this whisky offers.
    • Finish
      Close to being endlessly long. I get sugared bread. After eight chocolate (medium dark chocolate with mint stuffing). There are some bittersweet dried herbs and something like pomelo (sweet&sour tropical). A layer of aged meat gets through as well. The palate really got coated by all it’s flavors. There is a typical bitter-dry flavor in the finish that I can’t seem to get my hands on.. I’ll get back to that.

      This dram really answered every expectation I had plus a little extra. Fantastic stuff!

  117. Othorion scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    So far my „Bang for your Buck“ dram 2021
    • Nose
      92 92
      Raisins, subtle match notes, delicate campfire smoke closely interwoven with dusty books, currants, strawberries and plums, grape-nut chocolate, leather, limes and a touch of ginger, orange zest and a salty sea breeze! Very varied and simply beautiful!
    • Taste
      90 90
      Candied ginger, honey, sweet and salty, plums, raisins, thyme, roasted nuts, dark chocolate, black pepper, salted caramel, cardamom and bananas
    • Finish
      90 90
      Warming, dark chocolate, ginger, black pepper, cardamom, leather and honey, then cocoa and a few walnuts. Very long

  118. captain_k did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    He has sulfur. Little, but he has ...

  119. Noface83 scored this whisky 93 points Specialist

    A straight 1! Rarely give such high ratings, but this old-style wooden bomb deserves it. Exactly my taste and when you consider that some 10 year old dark, boring sherry bombs already cost 100+ EUR you can even talk about a bargain at the issue price of 169, - EUR. Everyone should have tried a malt that the modern whisky drinker might not like because of the intensive oak felling and the complexity.
    • Nose
      93 93
      After pouring and leaving it to stand for a while, sweet fruity notes like orange or quince jam rise into the nose, a touch of elderberry jelly, and an intense woody aroma.
      Let's bring the glass to our nose: the sherry becomes clearer with figs and hints of nuts, there is also a slight earthy "dirtiness" or subtle umami note, a very delicate sulfur is also hidden underneath, the sweetness is now transformed into golden honey, but above everything there is a clear oak note like in an old oak cabinet that was only newly polished a few days ago. With a little time and patience, a light salty butter aroma and malt vinegar will come through. The fruit note of orange and fig comes through again and again and, together with the oak, is the dominant aroma in the nose.
      Really great, mature, multi-layered and a bit old-school.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily but slightly tingling, first a lot of malt, caramel and dusty oak, then there are dry Oloroso notes of fig and walnut, but also light fruits (apricot, quince) and honey sweetness. With the second sip, mushy banana joins it and a pinch of salt is also there and intensifies the dry mouthfeel.
      Similar to the nose but not quite as complex - still very good and the high alcohol content ensures that the aromas are very intense.
    • Finish
      95 95
      The finish is very long - only confirms the aromatic first impact on the palate with the malt and salty caramel note, then the dry sherry and oak take the lead. There are also mineral notes and again a slight "earthiness" that I already had in my nose. Really dry with a lot of leather, some dark chocolate and strong oak. Again and again there is a little honey swinging here, with a hint of banana but it remains quite woody. and if you think there is nothing new to come, the fig and the salt fight their way forward again. This mixture of fig, salt water and dusty oak then stays in the mouth and throat for an almost indefinite period of time.
      Ingenious - whisky is made precisely for such moments - heavenly.

  120. dominikbraun scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Delicious, but the over-90 ratings are hyper-driven in my opinion: D
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  121. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The nose is wonderful, very complex, very exciting. Basically, I like it on the palate quite well, but the clear bitterness is a bit of a shame.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Equally spicy on the nose, with vanilla and spearmint. Ripe bright fruits such as apples, bananas, grapes. Wax and cinnamon. A little cooling in the nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Initially sweet, then quickly becoming bitter. Light fruits, malt, vanilla and spiciness. A slight soapy note. Shoe polish and wax. The alcohol is well integrated.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Quite a long finish with oak, malt, apples, spiciness, pepper and a bit of bitterness. Very warm.

  122. rampah scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Retail price in germany: 160€-170€

    There is a sulphur note in the nose, which fortunately goes away once you taste it.

    Overall, it did not convince me. I can't get rid of the feeling, that a pure sherry casks and a pure bourbon cask release would have been better, imho the different parts aren't very harmonic integrated in this case.

    For me the initial price of ~165€ would have been too much, but looking at 2021 standards this seems to be way too low for the current market.

  123. McMoulis scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  124. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Buttery, slightly dirty caramel. Yellow raisin, apple, honey, peach and almond. Nice viscosity.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Leather, apple, beeswax, caramel, raisin and hazelnut.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Hazelnut, caramel, apple, chestnut and pomegranate.

  125. olegborgol scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    22.5-22-22.5-22. Acute-bitter bunna. Not bad, but expected more than 28

  126. detachedblue scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very classic sherried Bunnahabhain, rich leather, jammy sherry, very decently matured, a tad watery or thin on the palate but definitely worth the bucks.

  127. Seanzhang scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  128. ralle1968 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    White peach and rose water on the nose. Then some oak and malt, maybe some smoke. But that could also be Tanine. Quite different on the palate: velvety, sherry-heavy, then strong bourbon melt. Some salted caramel and oak seasoning. In the aftertaste, Italian herbs and white wine tanine. Very nice. So not my loot scheme at all. And that's exactly what is great.

  129. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  130. MJ84 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  131. Maltimizer scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Syrup-like and sweet, dominant but not intrusive sherry influence, sweet pickled cherries, kumquats, a little sulfur and salt, furniture polish
    • Taste
      90 90
      Intense and fresh, red pepper, more sherry, orange zest, dark fruits, but hardly any sugary sweetness, a lot of dark chocolate and spices
    • Finish
      92 92
      dry and warming, tobacco, long-lasting, great oak flavor stays

  132. robse211 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  133. Buc scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    When the noble box is opened, the eye is initially delighted by the beautiful dark amber tone. Opened quickly and took a first nose on the cork, uiiiii, very promising. So quickly into the glass with it and spend the next few minutes sniffing. Great fruit flavors with oranges and pears. There are also herbs and wood. The sherry influence and thus also sulfur is there, but significantly less than in many of the bottlings from wet barrels that are so popular today. For me, the nose is the absolute highlight of this drop.
    In terms of taste, you notice the age sooner. Here the sherry comes to the fore. There are also caramel, oranges, dark fruit and berries as well as leather, tobacco and wood notes. I wouldn't add water.
    The finish is long and pleasant, not too sweet, dry or bitter and repeats the notes that you already had on the tongue.
    Conclusion: good drop, so far the best that I had in my glass in 2021. In terms of price, it is absolutely okay for what you get and as a bonus you can still enjoy yourself that the name of the distillery was misspelled on the box and label????

  134. dramdram scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

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

  135. AngeloMerten scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This bottling is exactly what I want as a connoisseur. Very good whisky, at a very good price (~ 200 euros). With this Vatting Wemyss wanted to thank his followers and put a grin on our faces. Such a bottling is more than welcome in these days when prices are going crazy. With 6500 bottles everyone gets a piece of the cake, whether collector or consumer. Not a world class whisky, but finally one that delivers what it promises without leaving a hole in your wallet. Thanks Wemyss

  136. glenrob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      89 89

  137. glenrob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  138. rolabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  139. tribe scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Text von wemyss, zum Schluss in Bezug auf den Schreibfehler.

    BUNNAHABHAIN SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

    AGED 28 YEARS

    31 HOGSHEAD AND SHERRY BUTT CASKS

    NATURAL COLOUR

    NON CHILL-FILTERED

    Our adoration of this lauded Islay distillery led us to craft this limited edition Bunnahabhain single malt from casks that have been unhurriedly maturing for over 28 years.

    To create this malty-sweet Islay whisky, our blenders carefully selected 31 hogshead and sherry butt casks from several parcels of decades old, unpeated Bunnahabhain to blend into a single malt with a depth of untold riches.

    The resulting whisky has an abundance of cereal rich and dried fruit flavours, an oily, mouth coating body and a subtle saffron spice finish. It has been bottled at 49.1% ABV; a strength found to be an ideal complement to the whiskies flavours as well as being non chill-filtered and natural colour.

    The eagle eyed amongst you might have spotted our spelling error on Bunnahabhain distillery. It's unfortunate, but we've chosen to take the more sustainable route not to reprint. We can assure you that it is in fact Bunnahabhain single malt in each bottle and hope our spelling won't put you off this exceptional whisky!

  140. Malan scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

  141. Igitor scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  142. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet; spicy; clear sherry notes which are not overwhelming but wonderfully fine; Caramel; Raisins; Cherries; Orange zest; old oak cupboard; delicate leather; slightly salty notes
    • Taste
      88 88
      full-bodied and soft; wonderfully balanced; Raisins; Plums; Orange zest; salted caramel; Brown sugar; a tart, tingling, peppery-spicy oak as a great counterpoint; dark chocolate; slightly waxy notes; beautiful leather notes
    • Finish
      88 88
      tingling and peppery; beautiful leather note; some tobacco; salty note; Bitter chocolate; tart wood notes

  143. Mapl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  144. eddi14 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Wonderfully coordinated in the nose and mouth.
    Perfect drinking strength with 49.1%
    A real hit at this price

  145. BehindSpace scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Immediately waxy, oily, aromatic, some leather, some oak, definitely has a long ripening effect, orange peel, citrus-heavy, nutty, but hardly any darker aromas

    the malt will surprise (and probably disappoint) many. most will hope for a lot of sherry, and it doesn't deliver that.

    It looks very noble and is reminiscent of the beautiful ex bc vases by Signatory. One or the other from the late 1980s spontaneously comes to mind.

    Nicely matured and set on the nose, palate and finish with strength.

    Very nice, I'm looking forward to developing the bottle.
    I see ~ 160 € as fair. but I wouldn't want to spend much more.

    Conclusion: I think it is very good and successful, but it will probably disappoint many
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  146. JohnnieB scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    Great Islay Malt especially with this price tag. Beautifully integrated fruit and creamy texture.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  147. Danlow scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A board of old (in the sense of mature) elegance, both in terms of taste and appearance. It will be difficult to get such malts for less than € 200 in the future.

    Strong 91 points! The trend is towards 92! Perhaps he will manage it if in the future, according to the current sample, the main bottle is opened and he is allowed to develop with oxygen for months.

  148. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  149. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    delicate whisky with a rather short finish for 28 years maturation. its just a bunnhabain and not a bunnahabhain.

  150. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  151. Totoro scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    It's weird: both the negatives (it's somewhat incongruous, as if the sherried and bourbon-matured components didn't quite mesh) and the positives (it's very complex and parts of it are clearly older than 30 years) can be traced back to the same root cause: this is a vatting of a large number of casks, and while this adds diversity of aroma + flavor, it also makes for a bit of a jumbled impression. Surely it would've been better without the sulphuric sherry butts. But then again, an all-bourbon bottling would've missed some fruity, nutty depth... Can't have the good without the bad, I guess.

    Judging from how it behaves in the glass, this should benefit mightily from aeration in the opened bottle.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Definitely a touch of sulphur upfront, most likely from one (or several) of the sherry butts: gunpowder, struck matches. Luckily, this impression fades a bit with more time in the glass. Up next are the typical old-age ex-bourbon Bunna aromas: old, dusty, leather-bound books, a worn, grimy, leather armchair, something like sack cloth (or hessian), a waxy / oily / greasy texture and maritime salinity. The leftover fruitiness is subdued and of the sweet-and-sour variety: sugared redcurrants, perhaps, and a stray strawberry or two. It's also slightly musky, with a hint of bergamot. You can tell this is going on 30 years, for sure, and once the sulphur has subsided (or been faded out by the sensory apparatus/brain), it's quite lovely. Definitely on par with – if not better than – Wemyss's other old-Bunna venture, the Velvet Fig 25. Keeps improving more and more the longer it sits in the glass.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Quite fresh and zingy to start with, even a bit brash and peppery – not sure if I would call it hot, but it's close. Lemon, menthol, tiger balm, play dough, pickled ginger, preserved peaches, herbal honey, olive brine, sea salt. Very faint red fruits.

      [edit / update:] Once some air has had the chance to work its magic on the half empty sample bottle, the palate improves by at least a point (had it at 88 initially). The heat is pretty much gone, and the sweetness is dialed up. 89 points now, and I imagine it may well reach 90 with even more time + air.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Savory, salty, herbal, sweet-and-sour, with exotic woods, a slightly "dirty" tang, plus spices like cardamom and clove and a nice, mellow fruit juice vibe.

  152. DermitdemWhisky scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    What a beast for that price. Well rounded old Bunnahabhain, won´t get much better for 170€~ imo.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  153. 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!

  154. bennotta scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    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

  155. JFX did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  156. MaltMonkeyPetro scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  157. Banzai scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  158. 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

  159. TheWhiskySloth scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • 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.

  160. 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.

  161. 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) : 8/10
    • 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, lovely figs and juicy plums. Rhubarb pie. Dark, almost burnt caramel and some milk chocolate. I find a touch of sulphur, 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.

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