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Overall rating
87.29/100
votes
19
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
C&S Dram Collection (C&S)
Bottling serie
Dram Collection
Vintage
04.12.1997
Bottled
09.05.2011
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
5373
Strength
59.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 May 2011 8:20 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 66.00

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19 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1997 C&S

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.29 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose: peat, leather, old wood, salt, sweetish aromas of sherry and steak. With water, the sweetish flavors become stronger.
    Mouth: strong, salty, peat, ash, tart oak, leather and something artificial (plastic) - slightly rounder with water and the artificial note disappears.
    Departure: strong smoky, bitter oak, really many bitter substances (chicory), tobacco and the sherry brings a few sweet flavors, as there are only in the background. Water brings no change.

    Conclusion: a peaty sherry beast. Maybe a little too tart. The bitter substances are already very present and take on the finish a bit over the top.

  2. alectron scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Also, swims really well. From a certain point on it brings the sweeter notes out the sit next to the peat and reduces the dry mouthfeel.
    • Nose
      peat+, black leather +, motor oil o, herbal cough drops o (Ricola), a touch of compost o/-, behind all of that there's a few sweet notes as well (vanilla o/-, hazelnut/nougat -,). (87)

      A bit later: more sherry & a lot more sweetness after a short while, great balancing act between peat & sweet. Now w wood, cotton candy, ash, light brown leather, still some herbal cough drops too (92)
    • Taste
      peat +, dry sherry (present but in the background) o, grey bread/starch o/-, some sweet notes (86)

      A bit later: a lot sweeter, sherry +, chocolate +/o, cotton candy o, burnt wood in the back o, black tea o/- ( a bit of the taste, but a lot of the mouthfeel) (90)
    • Finish
      more peat & smoke +, meaty (oven roast & barbecued, slightly burnt) o, sweeter sherry than on the palate. (88)

      A bit later: more burnt wood & comeback of the warming sweet sherry. (91)

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