Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Brühler Whiskyhaus (BW)
Bottling serie
A Dream of Scotland - Fairytale Series
Stated Age
16 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
54.8 % Vol.
100 ml 700 ml
Added on
18 may 2022 8:29 pm by whiskynews
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 148.90

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59 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Bunnahabhain 16-year-old BW

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.09 points.

  1. glen efze scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A Bunnahbhain in the Fairytale Series by A Dream of Scotland, 16 years old and from Refill Sherry Butt. Despite the refill, the color is very dark and rich, which suggests the same aromas. Of course you don't have to worry about the price with such whiskys. If you want to taste it, a sample is a good choice – if you want it, you have to accept the price.

    • Nose
      OK, the pure white Snow White behind the roses? Nah, this is the whisky of the seven dwarfs with sweat, earth and stacked wood, the whisky from the mountain with forged metal and smoldering brimstone (yes, unfortunately with this one too). The flavors aren't so maritime, that's not exactly Islay. And if it's Islay, then a valley in the middle of the island with a hidden warehouse dug into the ground. The sherry cask is clearly in the foreground here, the aromas are sherry-heavy with dry raisins and apricots, smoldering matches, caramel and chili chocolate, the scent of a pack of truffle pralines with cognac and whisky.
    • Taste
      Should Snow White like this whisky, she will leave the castle, forget the prince and set off on her way to Scotland and the search for the moonshiner at the secluded estate in the valley, slouching on the old sofa and eating the remaining pralines from the chipped crystal bowl .
      The whisky is not pleasing, it has a hint of sulfur from hell - but luckily that doesn't make it undrinkable. It's ripe, you can feel the 16 years, there are dried fruits with dry herbs and dusty grain. There is also marzipan bread with a plum filling.
    • Finish
      The whisky settles in the mouth, has woody notes, hints of sulfur and sherry with hints of old upholstery.

      This is a whisky from the deep back cellar of the manor house somewhere in Scotland, where old shelves, cupboards and upholstered furniture are stored. But it's not a damp cellar, nothing is rotting here. Boxes of chocolates lie in the cupboard drawers and the beeswax candle is lit with a match. Then the dwarves come with their earthy boots, bring wood for the fireplace. And Snow White? We'll take care of that tomorrow. Maybe …

  2. LeChiffre scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. jazzvilly scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  4. JoshNRW scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    To put it with my mate's joke: Basically, you could copy the note from the current Glengoyne BW and rewrite it as dark: a tasty stuff that there is not much to complain about if you just want to slurp something tasty. But you don't have to spend 150 euros for it.

    Again, the alcohol is barely disturbing behind the sweetness. Otherwise, in addition to the simple sherry sweetness, I find some wet dark wood, pralines with rum and a dark chocolate muffin mixed with lots of milk chocolate and liqueur on the palate.

  5. FeydRautha scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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


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