Overall rating
89.73/100
votes
540
Whiskybase ID
WB22892
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
17.06.2011
Stated Age
25 years old
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
P025610 L6 09:28 11168
Barcode
5029704217397
Added on
17 jun 2011 11:11 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 825.25

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Whisky reviews for Bunnahabhain XXV

82 users have left 94 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.73 points.

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  2. kringo86 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    For sure a nice sherry maturation, very oily and nutty with an endless aftertaste. Too dry and bitter for my taste ...

  3. Artus scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Fruit, sweetness, complexity - a wonderful Bunnahabhain (bottle has been tested again and again over 4 years, here is the final verdict)
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. JoshNRW scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A very, very nice, round, but "unspectacular" malt that knows how to convince with maturity, balance and a nice aroma profile.
    Despite the high quality, the price is borderline.

    I'm sure this is a whisky that gets better the more you try it.
    Today it's between 90 and 91 points because it's missing something very special and sometimes it's just beautiful - but that's quite a lot!
    • Nose
      90 90
      90.5
      At the beginning in the blender very compact notes of old sherry aging with nutty notes. The aroma profile corresponds to that of the 12, but of course much more intense and full.
      Over time, a distinct smell of new leather comes to the fore. Fruity notes of dark berries and dried fruits. Ripe, broad, but by no means heavy.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Also very round and balanced on the palate in Glencairn. The mouthfeel is characterized by soft sherry and oak notes, which tend towards hazelnut, leather and dark berries. No heavy sherry board, but light and elegant maturity. On the palate there is this soft sweetness of old sherry malts - wonderful.
    • Finish
      91 91
      90.5
      Long, leathery finish with a nice oak note at the end. Stays on tongue for a long time.

  5. Gin_Balza scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

  6. Gusto scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Balanced, sherry, spice, peat, emphasized sweetness.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. saothangbay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Astrid scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I like it a little better than the 'Small Batch' version. Due to the long maturation it became really nice and waxy and oily, which in my opinion fits the style of this distillery very well. You can find the detailed review here: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2021/08/13/evolution-of-bunnahabhain/

  9. whiskydramo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Such a balanced dram, sherry influence is spot on.
    • Nose
      92 92
      It was creamy chocolate and dirt at first. Leave it for a few minutes, rich coffee with hazelnuts, then dried dates. Vanilla, black pepper and a little bit of oak. Caramel mixed with assorted dried fruits, digest biscuits, orange jam, and some light smokiness with hint of old leather. Now if you breathe heavily, you'll get 100% dark chocolate! High quality sherry cask after all.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Dried fruits, orange jam with citrus zest, so mellow and balanced. Pepper spiciness in 5s and stays mild. Flavour dropped afterwards and left with pepper. Light nuttiness. Unfortunately no longevity on the palate.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Citrus zest, soft and long vanilla. A little bit of syrup, the sweet woody flavour is so pleasant. About a minute later, some light and long lychee with the cinnamon aroma.

  10. tribe scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    It was really awesome, bought a leftover bottle from the Dutchman at the Limburg whisky fair. Wow what part. Ultra complex after the likely longer opening hours. Strawberries light smoke malt a super oak with Christmas spices and herbs. I don't think I can reproduce what was inside now. Just genius. Better than the new ones. Especially in the finish
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  11. Saftkenner scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A great bottling that you won't soon forget and that represents a significant increase over the 18-year-old, even if you can't believe it when you tasted the 18-year-old ...
    When I tried the 25-year-old in the wooden box at a friend's house for the first time, I was so impressed that after more than five years I couldn't help but get another bottle. The price is now marginal, but somehow (still) reasonable. This bottling is just so wonderfully special and typical for the Bunnahabhains with a high proportion of sherry casks. The powerful spiciness is clearly in the foreground here compared to the fruity notes.
    From my perspective, it is very sad that the new 25-year-old is going in a completely different direction with the new bottle design and, at least that's how it seems to me in comparison, almost without sherry cask or has to get along with it.
    • Nose
      92 92
      The aroma is so wonderfully dense and complex that you hardly know where to start ... A wonderful interplay of dry, powerful flavor and dark ripe fruits.
      Pickled plums, walnuts, strong European oak, strong vanilla, cinnamon, ripe cherries, limes, lemon balm, green apple, mirabelle plums, ripe raspberries, old leather, dry and old wood, dark cocoa, pipe tobacco, light sea breeze.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Powerful start. Very full, oily body and strongly stimulates saliva flow.
      Overripe cherries, beeswax, vanilla, dark chocolate, red currants, Black Forest cake, caramel, marzipan and pickled plums.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Very long. Cherries, vanilla and dark chocolate stay in the mouth for hours. For a long time after the last sip, you can pull out oily and tasty drops from all corners of your mouth with your tongue in the mouth. Great!

  12. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Heady fruits, crushed blackberries, very ripe apricots, fresh figs. A drizzle of icing sugar, slightly calcareous iodine. Then the fruits return, peaches, mangoes, a shade of coal. Mint leaf, vinous reflections. The fruits are almost fermented. Sumptuous balance. Quite malty in the mouth, moist wood, spices, ginger, chives, cardamom, liquid honey, candied melon, a touch of salt, plums, plums, muscat grapes. Very long finish, earth and melting chocolate, hazelnuts, raisins, turmeric, paprika, cola seeds, tangerine. Interminable, this final. Popcorn petals.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2021/02/bunnahabhain-xxv-25-yo.html
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  13. Chesterfield scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Tried at the 1st whisky fair in Constance and found it to be very good.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  14. Griller76 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Nice round, mild and balanced. The sherry is sweet and long-lasting. This whisky is so perfectly balanced that it is drinkable undiluted.
    The finish is unfortunately quite short.

  15. robse211 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  16. STL scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  17. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      multilayered and complex, changes in the glass and provides new impressions.
      Fine sherry and wood notes, slightly fruity with raisins and orange, delicate nut notes, spices. Harmonious and appealing.
    • Taste
      92 92
      sweet-tart, slightly perfumed, sherry, wood notes, walnuts, slightly dark with a hint of barrel / coffee, spices and oak. Maybe a touch salty, demanding the salivation ...
    • Finish
      91 91
      soft, tart-sweet-tart, barrel / coffee notes, a little sherry, delicate oak notes, finally slightly sweet with dried fruit.

  18. LDB scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This is a great drop, very elegant and yet with enormous expressiveness. A total work of art.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Maritime! It’s like this:
      Imagine that an old fur seal had taken off its fishing clothes and put on a fresh wool sweater and was polishing the captain's cabin with beeswax. Why? There comes a fine lady with goatskin gloves and brings with the scent of forest honey, ripe grain in the field and a bouquet of farmers flowers into the hut, on top of that a bowl of macadamia and walnuts.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The finely nuanced aromas of the nose flow oily and golden in the mouth - wow!
      Great - now it is time to gently remain silent ...
    • Finish
      90 90
      The perfect balance can be traced for quite a while, it remains a harmonious conclusion.

  19. C_a_r_s_t_e_n scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Raisins over everything, ripe peach, a little furniture polish and a little cherry
      Bunnahabhain 25 looks set, but the oak and sherry do not dominate at any time.
    • Taste
      Orange juice, red berries, old leather, a dash of cocoa on the coffee. The coffee grows stronger from sip to sip.
      It tastes very, very good and I have only one, but important criticism of the whole whisky: The mouthfeel (not the taste) is watery, a bit thin.
    • Finish
      Leathery, some dryness develops. Now 25 years of barrel storage can be felt and tasted. A very slight bitterness, which also tells of age and not of drained barrels.

  20. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Complex and multi-layered! The Bunna pulls out all the stops and pampers the nose and palate according to all the rules of art. Extremely fruity and sweet, pleasantly wooden, nutty, maritime, dark, old and solid, I like and like it very much!

    23/23/22/23 (91P)
    • Nose
      Rusty caramel shines in the premium snifter, dried fruits rise with creamy roasted aromas from the glass, apricots and raisins dissolve. Sweet strawberry jam is cooked on the stove, grassy notes end in algae and seaweed, salty sea water is covered in extreme fruit notes. Sour cherries and plum jam, strawberries and raspberries followed by roasted peanuts, herbs and spices give the nose a dominant note, nut chocolate and a pinch of cinnamon and sugar, the nose is incredibly varied and multi-layered. After the strawberry jam, plum jam is now cooked, spicy oak tones are soaked in alcohol, the maritime notes become more dominant. At the same time my saliva is stimulated massively, I just want to try the Bunna!
    • Taste
      The Bunna flows through the mouth, sweet and mild, with a fine leather note and fine-tart wooden elements. Sweet plums and strawberries stick to the tongue before a pinch of black pepper displaces the sweet fruit elements on the tongue and tickles them pleasantly sharp. Sour cherries and plums, caramel and menthol, sea water and seaweed, the flavors go crazy. Apricots and peaches come up, oranges and nut chocolate, a hint of espresso and a few grated dark chocolate, chubby warm draw the intense fruit aromas with menthol freshness through the palate. Mint tickles the tongue, a few grains of sea salt melt on the tongue, in the background lies this incredibly creamy and spicy woody note.
    • Finish
      Wet wood rests on the tongue in combination with plum mustard and strawberry jam, oily and creamy, hazelnuts and walnuts stick to the palate, caramel and orange peel are remembered for a long time with apricots and peaches. Slightly smoky notes are released from roasted hazelnuts and dark wood.

  21. craide scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful ... fantastic malt. Harmonious, balanced and elegant.
    High class that deserves a lot of time.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The first impression is a blast. So many flavors that you can hardly get it apart properly. In any case, a soft, gentle start. At first glance everything looks perfectly harmonious. Nothing disturbs or pushes forward. That's more of a complexity.
      Great old sherry nose with prunes, raisins, dates and orange peel. Nice and rich dried fruit. Besides, there is always a subtle sweetness that goes in the direction of strawberry-vanilla jam. Dark chocolate along with nutty notes with a hint of fresh mint.
      I also think I can make out a little salty, maritime notes. Every now and then comes a somewhat "dirty" touch of old leather, dusty attic and damp earth. Varied and very versatile. It's better to take your time.
    • Taste
      91 91
      strong on the palate, oak spice in combination with sweet-fruity notes of oranges and plums. Possibly prunes which can also be fresh bread dough. In addition malty, honey-sweet,
      Then things get darker and heavier with chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, marzipan, raisins. I have a feeling of light smoke. In addition to all these aromas, the oak still gets through well. Deliciously spicy.
      It's really tasty!
    • Finish
      90 90
      medium-long finish, slightly dry, somewhat bitter after espresso and dark chocolate, the subtle mint note also resonates, has something of "after eight", the slightly sweet fruit notes are still preserved.

  22. Kuba9712 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  23. Moses scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Everything is right here except for the price. But if you pass this PLV, you will experience what Bunnahabhain can do. I can also promise you that this quality can only be achieved with even older barrels. If I buy 2 bottles at such prices, then it's about more than just one dram in the glass. This is the master class! Praise to the barrel management.
    • Nose
      Part one for the nose. Let it rest in the glass for 25 minutes. Then there are wonderful interwoven notes of everything that a good sherry barrel can give off. Freshly polished new leather with sweet caramel on berry jam. Lacquer and leather from the department store. Orange peel dusted with baking powder. Wow, everything results in a veil of soft notes of the extra class. Big cinema.
    • Taste
      The palate actually goes one better with this wonderful nose. Wonderfully sweet berries with whipped cream result in a top-class texture. Oily, full and sweet with elegant, delicate spice throughout the mouth even a light smoke note can be heard in the background, which is immediately lost in the orange, sultanas and berry jam. My lords. The transition to the finish is wonderfully malty and nutty. Sweet, sour, salty and umami ... everything the whisky heart is looking for. Thanks to Bunnahabhain. Arrived in whisky heaven.
    • Finish
      It doesn't last long but forever. Quite a bit dry and well seasoned, it always remains interwoven with the sweet mix of taste buds. He lies warm and full in the chest. Wow. Refilling is announced immediately. A big thank you to André for the big sample.

  24. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    This is a very delicate scotch. At 46.3% abv I expected a little more oomph. The nose is nice with some depth, but, the palate is mildly rich up front but then dissipates very quickly on the mid-palate to almost nothing other than bitterness on the finish. It does have a good mouth feel.

    The best way to compere this is to the Highland Park 18yo (the old style bottle before all the fancy glass work), the HP is a better dram from beginning to end and at less that half price ($180cnd) its a bargain compared to this at $400+cnd. This Bunnahabhain XXV is a $150cnd dram and not worth a dollar more. Mind you you get a real fancy box with this. If you're into that sort of thing then it would make a great gift to someone that's not expecting too much from what's in the bottle. This is selling for as much $700us in some areas of the US. I'm sure the box that this come in speaks to those that like pretty things and helps justify the price on a good but somewhat humdrum dram.

    Keep in mind this is a yearly release so there are many different batch variations of this release, so maybe some batches are better than others (mine).
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  25. MattDoobie scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    Bunnahabhain 25

    The crown jewel of Bunnahabhain’s core line-up, it has a light mahogany colour and nice slow legs. I’m reviewing it after it’s spent 45 minutes in the Glencairn glass.

    Nose
    Deep sherry notes starts the show, rich honey and red delicious apples. Green grapes, pears and salted caramel. A little bitter burnt toffee, old leather shoes. Going in a bit deeper I smell the oak, some gummy bears and the beach’s sea air. There are spices here as well, some ginger and molasse as well as chocolate. This is heaven, I feel like I could go on and find more. 24/25

    Palate
    Three things on the first sip, there’s a very nice mixture of vanilla and oak, there’s spice and creamy milk chocolate, all that on arrival. It’s very mouth coating and the development is absolutely mind boggling in the variety of fruits it throws at you all at once, there are tons here all clearly defined. On the second go I get a lot of fresh peaches and pineapple, some bananas and then it turns to rich juicy plums and dried raisins. Tobacco, a hint of salt in there as well as cinnamon. 24/25

    Finish
    The finish is long and nutty with cacao powder and a little oak tannin. It’s actually hard to evaluate because I keep reaching for the glass to drink more. You do get residual sweetness to chew on as well. 22/25

    Value and presentation
    Now this is hard, I think by principle I have to deduct a point due to price, even though when compared to other 25 year olds, it’s a steal at 400$ CAD, Americans pay more than double that but it’s still 400$ for one 700ml bottle of liquid. Unfortunately, I can’t compare it to too many other 25 year old impressions because I’m not rich. I have the excellent Balblair 90 that would do well against it but fall a little short and the Glenfarclas 25 that wouldn’t even stand up to Bunna 12. Honestly though, it’s close enough with the Balblair that I’d buy two more bottles of that before another Bunna 25. So let’s call it top marks -1 pt. Presentation is stellar, regal wooden box, sexy AF. Un-chillfiltered, no added colour and 46.3% abv. The one thing, presentation wise that I’d like on the 12-18-25 is the cask type, I’m guessing a majority of American oak ex sherry wood but who knows! 24/25

    Total score
    94/100

  26. Tuctu scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

  27. SUSPIRIA.FOX scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  28. SUSPIRIA.FOX scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  29. wako93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Part of a cross comparison. Following order:

    1. Bunnahabhain 18 OA WID: 21052
    2. Bunnahabhain 25 OA WID: 22892
    3. Bunnahabhain 1989 SV

    Significantly more stylish than the 18s. The malt looks very well matured and round. I think the Bunna typical sea breeze is very well presented here. Nevertheless, the malt is by no means stormy, but very set.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Very complex and dense. Great, I like it very much. Ripe dark fruits show very quickly that the Bunna has seen a nice sherry barrel from the inside.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Great start. A beautiful sea breeze blows through the palate, fine salt notes swing through. slight pungency, which is quickly replaced by nutmeg. Overall, the dominant aroma is nutty. Mouthfeel very creamy. Dark chocolate and coffee. Alcohol zero noticeable. Smoke very discreet but a flavor carrier / enhancer.
    • Finish
      90 90
      silky finish. Again coffee and chocolate as well as a nice sweetness. Most reminiscent of plum jam.

  30. 88plus Bus did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Nose: sweet with notes of red berries, dried fruits, I miss a little this maritime note in the nose. Slight hints of spices are there, but not enough for me.

    Taste: sweet, dried fruit, light maritime note,

    The Bunnahabhain 25 is not worth it for the current prices. Have half of the sample, will give him a second chance again.

  31. Fassstärke scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Insane part. Has the reputation he deserves. The complexity is amazing. I am and remain impressed!
    • Nose
      94 94
      A Wonderful Old School Sherry Nose. Insanely complex with every breath you discover new facets. He looks much older than 25 years. No trace of dominant, topped, heavy sherry flavors. Just the opposite, subtle and complex at the same time. At the beginning still restrained. It takes a lot of time in the glass, but then it unfolds its full potential. A multitude of different aroma spectra. Prunes, spicy forest honey, very old wood, tobacco, old leather, vanilla, some cold ashes.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Wow, creamy, oily, great flavors seamless displacement from nosing. Perfectly integrated oak incredibly harmonious.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, dominated by the beautiful oak with a touch of ash.

  32. hans1971 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  33. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    He also surprised me now. He is lighter-colored than the 18s. And has gotten relatively little oak for its 25 years. But damn tasty he is. Also, I think I have to try it again shortly inside.
    • Nose
      Really nice fruity and surprisingly little oak. Raspberry jam. Strawberrycake. Cowardly. Canned mandarin. Quittengelee. Banana milk. Toffee. A little furniture polish. Spray. Dew covered flower meadow.
    • Taste
      Interestingly, rather yellowish. Apricot jam. Peach yogurt. ACE juice. Also a little wax. In addition, rather fresh leather. The oak is very restrained.
    • Finish
      The yellow fruits stay. Toasted toast. Fresh fruit wood.

  34. Moses scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  35. wataya scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  36. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  37. Dramned! scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Complete tasting with photos and info: https://dramned.blog/2017/08/31/bunnahabhain-xxv-25yo-463/
    • Nose
      Out of the bottle, dark dark sherry-notes are streaming out to me, with soft prunes and spices. In the glass but then lighter fruits such as mirabelle, fermented grapes and yellow-green apples and pears. A fresh sea breeze with salty spray and wet wood - I have an old small fishing boat with weathered planks and barnacles on the fuselage, fighting through the deep-dark sea. The spicy prunes, candied fruit from the fairgrounds, crumbly caramel and a fatty vanilla are coming ever deeper. Creaky old leather straps and old wet oak wood are gradually becoming more and more obvious. One of those beautiful whiskys, where you could smell forever.
    • Taste
      Here, too, the dark fruits hit the spot, without being overly sherry, very beautiful! Warming and oily, it runs over the tongue, pithy caramel, creamy vanilla and pickled raisins make the beginning. Followed by Amarena cherries from the jar, juicy plums and demerara sugar candied. I also have some dark spicy tobacco. The complexity of the nose, however, he can not quite keep, the aromas are not so finely structured. If the nose was a finely woven silk carpet with clear patterns and contours, the palate is more like a coarser woolen carpet. Deep and round and beautiful, but just a bit more difficult to fathom. The oak is also strong and concise, but not dominant despite the age, but completes the complex overall picture very nice.
    • Finish
      In the finish especially old oak, spicy honey and candied dark fruits. Long and fat it pulls out.

  38. Allandale scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very nice.
    • Nose
      Aromas from a sweet caramel desert  with subtile suggestions of oak and polished leder.
    • Taste
      Sweet berries and cream developing to toasted nuts and malt.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is long ,dry and soft. With a wife of sugar and spiced oak.

  39. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very good Bunna, unfortunately diluted, one notices a little loss of body. In cask strength that would be a clear 90+ candidate.
    • Nose
      Nice intense sherry notes with lots of leather. In addition rather bright fruits, orange, peach. Slight maritime hints of salt, but very discreet.
    • Taste
      Full, hard sweet start, again the leather, cherry jam, a little oak and a trace of salt. Chocolate and orange filling round off.
    • Finish
      Medium long, chocolaty and slightly dry.

  40. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    One of the malts par excellence for me. Everything fits here. Aesthetic, very high quality presentation paired with equally high quality content. Wonderful!
    • Nose
      Amarena cherries, blackberry jam with light acidity and Christmas oranges (mixed with clove and cinnamon). Spicy-dark honey, sourish with a mineral saltiness occurring at the same time. Smoky smoke and old loft. You can tell his age, no "vibration" in the glass, extremely calm, set and oily heavy, the aroma is above the liquid
    • Taste
      perfect drinking strength. Oily, creamy, extremely dense nuances, like a well-woven carpet. Clear nuts (macadamia, hazelnut, almonds - the sweeter ones), caramel chocolate (caramac). A fascinating game of vinous sweetness and powerful spicy wood that roll alternately over the tongue in waves. No trace of bitterness. Mouth is covered dry, as if lined with velvet, not dusty dry.
    • Finish
      Saline finish - is extremely discreet, as is the smoke. Highly complex, extremely long, velvety finish.

  41. BehindSpace scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  42. Wiz scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  43. Wiz scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Yes great malt. Very elegant. I like Bunnahabhain very much. I'm glad to have tasted it. But I'll probably stay with the 12th. The invoked price of 250 to 300 euros he would never be worth me.
    • Nose
      Light Sherrynoten. Kräueter. Mandarin I have ... And the very nutritious note that I like so much at Bunnahabhain. Then some oak. Becomes more and more malty with time. Some beeswax. After a while, I also have the maritime salty.
    • Taste
      oily, creamy. Spicy. Black pepper. Herbs. Fine sherry notes. Again hazelnut .... walnut. Dried fruit. But rather the light ... like apricot
    • Finish
      medium to long. The nut remains beautifully on the palate. then dry. Another oak

  44. malthead-sven scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Although I like the 18er in the taste better, but flavor and finish are even more complex at 25er. Whether that justifies the much higher price, everyone has to decide for themselves.
    • Nose
      ## tasted together with the 18er (WID 21052) ##
      In color almost identical to the 18s, the 25er nose is more complex, less sherry, but marzipan, plums, oranges and spicy later
    • Taste
      The taste is mild, smooth and balanced, but without being feebly weak, much more like a liquid toffee on the tongue
    • Finish
      long, with pleasant bitterness

  45. pianoman scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Full and round. Raisins, beeswax, a hint of smoke. Orange peel and a hint of pipe tobacco. Camphor, some dried garden mint, eucalyptus. Moss, damp soil and old rotten wood.
    • Taste
      Oily, sweetish. Dark honey, plums, raspberries, beet syrup. Beeswax, pepper. Old wood, espresso, dry earth.

  46. Macheye scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Bunnhabhain 25 year old is elegant and indulgent. It offers superb balance, vibrant fruit and pronounced aged sherry flavours. Of course, none of this sounds like it comes cheaply, and it doesn’t – around £325 is the current toll for this crackerjack bottling. But, if you’re looking for an extravagance, this comes with a hearty recommendation – pour, rest, then kick back and enjoy!

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/bunnahabhain/bunnahabhain-25-year-old/
    • Nose
      Subtle and needing some time to relax and show its true colours, so give it some breathing space. Pronounced orange peels, nectarines and hedgerow berries are joined by leather bound books, sultanas and dates, and wood lacquer. Sweet notes from ginger snap biscuits. Bitter notes from dark chocolate and savoury notes from roasted nuts – this covers all the bases. Refined.
    • Taste
      There we go. Full-bodied and highly expressive. Now 25+ years of wood is coming out in full force – old furniture, polishes and lacquers, wood saps and resins. You’re under no false perceptions about the age of this whisky. Spicing is also dialled up here with cinnamon and cardamon and also a vague back palate taste of charred oak. The sherried nature of this whisky is not forgotten with chocolates, fudges, raisins and smouldering golden tobaccos all very much in play.
    • Finish
      Long and fading from sharp spices into sweet sherried flavours with some slight astringency.

  47. Edward MacKenzie scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    The god bottle!
    I love the distinct taste of Bunnahabhain.
    The 12er, for me the best standard!
    The 18er, just blew me away!
    And now the ultimate increase, the 25er!

    Typical Bunna, little oak despite 25 years maturation.
    complex, ripe, full-bodied.
    Has everything a Bunnahabhain needs to have just
    one more shovel!

    92/100

  48. Achany scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    on the nose wonderful! berries, Marmelade, some orange, honey, just wonderful. on the palate a Little bit too much oak for me. very spicy and that overshadows the sweetness of the malt. still wonderful dram but just not the top notch I expected
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  49. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Just a wonderful, well-aged Bunnahabhain. It tastes as if quite a bit of older casks went into this. A whisky to savour and take your time with.
    • Nose
      Very delicate. It takes some time to open up. Polished leather, varnish and some sweet bell pepper powder at first. But those aromas quickly make way for orange marmelade, blueberries, apricots and plums. Finally some salty soy sauce. Subtle, gently sherry influence. Superbly balanced.
    • Taste
      Sweet and oily, with a fair amount of old wood influence. Really elegant. It makes me want to stop writing notes, and just simply enjoy it. But alas, you can't always do what you want ;) Honey and raisins, and again orange marmelade. Finally a whiff of menthol and very subtle smoke, followed by a spicy edge.
    • Finish
      Quite spicy and drying, before returning to honey and raisins.

  50. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  51. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A real nose malt. Total impressions, complex, the XXV is a perfect converter. And he is very day-dependent with me.
    • Nose
      sweet-sourish-salty-bitter, dark berry compote, dark chocolate, spicy malt, sweet and bitter herbs, ginseng root, tobacco, iodine, caramel, salt, furniture polish, raisins, more iodine, clove, mint, wet leather jacket in the mud, forest floor with rotting leaves, salt, pine resin, nuts, lemon - very much in it
    • Taste
      Immediately the barrel pushes forward: dark chocolate, caramel, salt, the dark fruits must fight, cinnamon and white pepper, a bite into the damp leather jacket, sage and ginseng, resin, pine needles, some smoke, nutmeg, sweet and bitter orange marmalade ... and frankincense (?!) - then the sweet fruit notes come forward, raisins in chocolate, plums, quinces, hazelnuts, also some iodine and shoe polish, later espresso, menthol - this is a malt for the harsher hours, and he calls attention
    • Finish
      medium long, quickly drying, leather, coffee, slightly bitter herbs, underlaid with sweet fruit notes, orange peel, menthol

  52. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2015/02/21/bunnahabhain-25-yo-463-vol-ob-ca-2011/

  53. Glenladdie scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  54. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Smell : At a later Tasting from the Bordeaux red wine glass the sherry is more present, then follow, well staggered, rather earthy herbal notes and mint. The sweetness is basically more intense. Taste : Comes again very tingling on the palate and in the entire mouth. The herbal and salt notes follow, before finally notes of dark fruits are to be felt. Finish : The finish is also from the red wine glass of herbal spice and Salzgischtnoten coined. The oak comes later stronger than from the Whiskynosingglas to the validity, as well as announce the sherry tones more clearly. Conclusion : The basic characteristic also benefits in this Bunnahabhain from the large red wine glass: The flavors are finer and better staggered to advantage.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  55. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The Bunnahabhain XXV has to be discovered slowly. Again, the first sips from a freshly opened bottle prove to be half the potential of a whisky. I'm really looking forward to the second half. For now, that gives me 89 points.
    • Nose
      The first nose is characterized by herbs, salt and sherry, underlaid with delicate mint. I spontaneously notice the "maritime character" and I remember the Old Pulteney 21y.
    • Taste
      On the tongue he comes for the first time surprisingly tingling and yet fine oily. Then the herb notes that I already know from the 12 Bunna are added to the mouth, adding earthy aromas before the sherry follows. The dark fruits I have only the third sip on the palate.
    • Finish
      The departure after the first sip and rolling in the mouth was not overwhelming. It leaves the earthy Kräternoten with a little dark sherry; I do not feel the barrel oak at the first sips. The third button is a bit "old library", but still very discreet in the background.

  56. Vince' scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Hui, there's a lot in it. Cooked red berries, especially raspberry and strawberry stand out. A pleasant hint of vanilla as well as dark chocolate, walnut and a kind of fruit aroma resonate as well. Generally a nice, pleasantly vinous sour fruit aroma with elegant tart oak but always with an elegant sweet-spicy component, reminiscent of a scraped-out vanilla pod. All flavors stay in balance without tilting in an extreme direction. In the background, after some time, an earthy, spicy, tobacco / leather component, which accompany the already rich aroma. The nose tells me a lot! With more oxygen, the spicy, tart aromas come to the fore a little more, without, however, leading to an imbalance. After another 20 minutes, the drop goes in an increasingly nutty direction. Roasted hazelnuts and the tangy nutty aroma of walnuts are to be felt. Fits but still excellent in the overall flavor. Taste: Soft, subtly sweet, which reminds of sweet mint with toffee; wonderfully spicy and pleasantly tingling, the aroma develops in the mouth. I can not identify sweet fruits directly, but a pleasant acidity accompanies the otherwise very dominant spicy aroma of the drop. Over time, the spicy tobacco / leather association is getting stronger, but without bringing a very strong bitterness. An elegant bittersweet chocolate and vanilla accompany the aroma as well. In the aftermath, but then again the oak speaks, but not with the bitter, musty gavel, but very elegant spicy and bittersweet, which makes me associate, among other things, latte with vanilla flavor. The finish is long and covers the tongue, but hardly with residual fruit, but rather with subtle spice of herbs and dark oak notes of the oak. Conclusion: The nose is very complex and successful. Especially the taste is really my case. The price is very decadent and not a drop for the 0815-moment in the evening. This full charge of spice being dumped on the tongue is hammer-like! Nevertheless, the malt is in no way unbalanced and very complex.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  57. dRambo scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Nose: ripe sweet cherries meet toffee with a pinch of salt, behind it are oranges and apricots, a hint of camp fire smoke in the morning afterwards - so well integrated - that I sometimes doubt if it comes from sherry, freshly sawn wood, old fragrant leather , Tobacco, a fruity acidity rises - rather several - fresh fruity - heavy old - of fruits and oak, vanilla-cinnamon-sweetness - so intense in the nose as if powdered sugar would float, tart-woody-slightly bitter-smelling sherry wood seasoning, Seasoning - sweetness and acidity are so well balanced - they alternate in the nose, voluminous, old, ripe, round, very aromatic, clear but at the same time dirty - beautiful

    Taste: Cherry, apricot and strawberry jam, plum puree - creamy toffee, aromatic, intense, fine, slightly sparkling oak flavors dance on the tongue - are becoming increasingly intense, some fresh resin, a hint of cloves, some cinnamon, a light mint note is on the tongue, astringent dryness with initially delicate notes of chocolate which are becoming more and more intense.

    Conclusion: What a flavor concentrate - 2cl would be too much for me as a portion, a nose to dream, actually you do not even want to taste - smell and enjoy, while the taste can keep up with the nose well - top whisky
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  58. Kimba scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    I will do it shortly, because everything is already written. Top whisky in all respects: 92 points!

  59. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Class malt. Even though I have the pink glasses on my favorite distillery. Here again confirms why it is my favorite distillery.
    • Nose
      Pleasant notes of toffee, very sweet, sherry, dark fruits like cherries, raisins, oranges, but also leather. Very pleasantly integrated maritime, salty notes. In the background, the tanins of the oak are recognizable. Very nice nose. Nice complexity.
    • Taste
      First, the maritime notes come out. Slightly musty. Now the oak comes through. Beautiful spice that lingers for a long time. Nice creamy. Then there are the toffee notes and the sweetness of the dark fruits. Honey, chocolate and nuts.
    • Finish
      The tanins stay relatively long in the throat. There remains a slight pepperiness. The alcohol is very nicely involved. The nuts and chocolate stay.

  60. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A great Bunnahabhain! Very complex and balanced with clear sherry and recognizable Brennereicharakter. Again a Bunna to dream!
    • Nose
      Sherry and sea salt in the first nose, honey, subtle oak and a basket of berry fruits, cherries, currants, plums, citrus notes in the direction of star fruit and lime and sea salt again, very sweet wood, caramel sauce drips a child from the forest fruit ice on the boardwalk, discreetly Nutmeg, some pepper before again the sherry dominates with its sweetness, sultanas, very sweet Arabic dates, short thought of furniture polish on the old wall unit, vanilla, malt and a very clear note of Gingerale. The Malt wanders from subtle spice with a subtle oak aroma to some fresh citrus and heavy, sweet and ultimately dominating sherry notes back and forth. Very complex. Great! The second nose lays heavily on Sherry again.
    • Taste
      very sweet at first, with lots of sherry and berry fruits, plums, clear pepper with soft old leather and salt, creamy toffee, again sherry, oak notes, delicate chocolate, frankincense, subtle earthiness
    • Finish
      Clove, sweet sherry, clear oak, tobacco, plums, raisins. Coffee notes and roasted aromas, chestnuts, cherries in chocolate, bitter and dry, merging into herbs, pleasantly long

  61. Pollenflug scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    More on: https://tomtrinkt.blog/
    • Nose
      What a blast of aromas: sherry, cherries, oranges, dates, raisins, some cinnamon, honey, very light smoke and maritime notes. Definitely a whisky that will create new flavor associations with every tasting. The complexity is simply stunning!
    • Taste
      Strong start, thanks to the 46.3%. Pleasant Sherrynoten, a fine caramel sweetness paired with a decent portion of seasoning. Dark chocolate, some salt, a slight hint of smoke and especially the oak starts to dominate. 25 years of storage speak for themselves. Overall, the alcohol is perfectly integrated.
    • Finish
      Incredibly long and complex. Woody notes, a hint of campfire smoke, sweetness and a spiciness that gradually leaves a touch of bitterness. Chapeau!

  62. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    WOW! What a Flavor Festival, one of the most complex I've ever had, I wish I had more than 5cl ... In my Top 5 ever, definitely what OAs is all about.
    • Nose
      Leather, red berries, rhubarb, beautiful creamy sulfur, plums, very light sea air in between, autumn leaves, chestnuts, raisins, goes on and on ...
    • Taste
      Sour plums, nutmeg, raisins, dates, autumn leaves, moss, great sherry in between always, some brine, leather chair, carnation
    • Finish
      Berries, moss, very long, leather, dry-kräutrig

  63. Andytka3 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N - Polished seasoned leather, oilment, preserved plum. Dark sweetened prunes and preserved berries jam. Thick and puffy.

    P- Nutmeg come to fore, sour berries with layers of dark fruits extracts, syrupy. Full body, a wee too heavy. F- Long and smooth, creamy. Elegant chili heat going on and remains on
    the palate for long time. Tongue numbing salinity.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  64. Obviousz scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    The price is the only downside. At €275 average it's pretty steep for a 25y/o. I'd say it's worth it tho.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      92 92

  65. Obviousz scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    This whisky has an amazing mouthfeel. It really thick and rich and covers the whole of the mouth. The tastes are very rich and complex. The nose is amazing and I don't need water added to this 46,3% dram. It's not alcoholic on the nose and pallet at all.

    One of the best I've had so far.
    • Nose
      Caramel, Vanilla, Oranges, glazed sugar, coffee, apricot, dades, ginger.
    • Taste
      Old oak wood, honey, caramel, vanilla, coffee, ginger, sultanas, blackberries, blueberries.
    • Finish
      Caramel, coconut, espresso notes, blackberries ginger, cinnamon.

  66. Koalafant scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    1A
    95/100
    • Nose
      Orange, dates, forest honey, nutmeg, cinnamon and toffee as well as a nice hardiness determine the flavor. Pretty cute, like one
    • Taste
      Fruit sweet with spices. Some Lakrits will be added as well. In the second sip I like a nice, slightly bitter contrast.
    • Finish
      LONG and round with a nice herbal note, not unlike a cough syrup

  67. Peiler scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  68. Peiler scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Very strong Whisy, very balanced.
    Komlex without being overbearing. Elegant, because no flavors are particularly important. The age can be felt clearly and it does the whisky well. If there is something to criticize, then that the finish could last longer. But really, a really good whisky
    • Nose
      Sherry, but also sweet rum, cherry, he just smells "dark". Supple and elegant, complex without being upset I like that a lot.
    • Taste
      comes gently into the mouth. The alcohol is very well integrated. Oak and dark chocolate literally besiege the tongue. Slightly salty, some pepper. Very expressive, very heavy, but very very elegant.
    • Finish
      As in the mouth, the finish starts gently and then becomes very complex. very dry, oak, again this dark from kisses and chocolate, or rather dry cocoa powder ... to the end bitter notes and something citrusy, if someday the salivation starts again, it becomes sweet with citrus ... very cool!
      medium, but there's something going on in the finish!

  69. Gloin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very nice smell with many interwoven aromas, elegant, without anything dominates, invite you to try. In the mouth, the whisky is ripe and strong, he does not hide his age. The finish is then much gentler and not too long. That does not quite fit. Nevertheless, this is a great, mature whisky.
    • Nose
      Red wine, very elegant, sherry, behind dark cherries, sweet, gentle oak tones, but also "slightly dirty" impressions are there, engine oil, earth
    • Taste
      After a short gentle start, it gets very strong. Black pepper and heavy oak press on the tongue, hints of sulfur, but then it is always sweeter, the oak remains always present. The cherry returns weak, dates, a hint of orange.
    • Finish
      After the impression in the mouth, the finish is surprisingly gentle, the oak is more restrained than expected, dry red wine, some chocolate, not bitter, medium long

  70. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  71. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      78 78

  72. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    This one is extra sherry and heavy. To be honest I found the older XXV edition with 43% easier to drink and probably also to enjoy. This new edition is also just a tad too bitter and dry for my taste. My favorite regular bottling remains the old edition of the Bunnahabhain XXIII.
    • Nose
      Almost pure sherry nose, nutty, bitter black tea, lots of spices, woody, leathery
    • Taste
      Punchy heavy sherry, some salty and bitter notes, dark chocolate, very thick and oily, subtle sweetness, leathery notes
    • Finish
      Long, burning, finally in the end little fruity and citrusy notes come up but also this extra bitterness

  73. Othorion scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Horny whisky, complex, very much to discover, but takes time in the glass.
    • Nose
      dark heavy sherry, cinnamon, prunes, dates, iodine, sea air, rum raisins, marzipan, wild honey
    • Taste
      strong onset, prickle on the tongue, salivation, leather jacket, old, dark sherry, dark fruits, caramel, very creamy, cinnamon, ginger, sweet and spicy, light campfire smoke note
    • Finish
      long, wood, some smoke, coffee, prunes, some salt, spicy

  74. Doctor B. scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  75. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    n:  old sherry nose with loads of cloves and cinnamon, hints of parsley.
         dried figs, raisins, dried apricots. camomile, ginger cookies, tea leaves
    t:  oily mouthfeel with a good punch, very dense with a lot of chocolate and
        oak spices added to the obligatory sherry fruits.
        nicely dry ( well, not really dry) and slightly salty. malt candies.
        the cloves are a bit loud on the palate. leather notes.
    f:  long, dry , spicy, leathery
    comments: really very good whisky but way too expensive.
    89/100

  76. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  77. MrRancho scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very nice aroma, but the plastic taste covers many of the flavors.
    • Nose
      Raisins, very sweet, honey, dried apricot, kiwi, papaya, pineapple, seaweed, iodine, milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      Grass, oak, salt, plastic, some cotton candy.
    • Finish
      Long and very good for dried fruit, salt, seagrass and some plastic.

  78. Goethe scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A very pleasant Bunnahabhain. It is a bit silky and spicy at the same time. Sherrywise it reminds me having some older Lagavulin DEs from the 80s.
    Concerning price/performance ratio: 6/10 (2016)
    • Nose
      Sherry, wild honey, dark dried fruits, almonds, more nuts, marzipan, some salt in the back (seaside).
    • Taste
      Sherry and leather. Dark fruits all over the place, gingerbread, toffee, caramelized sugar.
    • Finish
      Long. Dark fruits, grapes and oak. Some tobacco and again some leather.

  79. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I really liked this sample!
    • Nose
      Great nose; sherry, dark dried fruits, nuts, seabreeze
    • Taste
      Full bodied; roasted nuts, mild sweetness, malt, honey, cacao
    • Finish
      Rich, long and warming; oily, cacao

  80. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The sample I had was not enough, I have to buy a bottle... ;-)

  81. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  82. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A rich, complex, full-bodied whisky with a great balance of sherry
    aromas, dark flavours and lingering spices. Absolutely delicious!
    Smooth, silky with a gorgeously long finish. An excellent dram to savour
    with very good friends. Far more expensive than the 18yo bottling, but
    worth every penny. My absolute favourite Bunna!

    https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776
    • Nose
      Wow - a lot is going on here! Massive load of sherry flavours with dried
      fruit, raisins, black cherries, rum soaked dates and figs, complemented
      by sweet Demerara sugar and fine marzipan notes. Cinnamon and delicate
      nutty notes emerge with tender leather polish, a hint of smoke and a
      slightly maritime edge in the back. A gorgeous nose!
    • Taste
      The indulgence of intense sherry aromas, raisins, dates and sweet
      Demerara sugar mingles with a delicious melange of spice - oak,
      cinnamon, marzipan, ginger and cardamon, ensuring a velvety mouthfeel.
      Toffee, roasted malt, and chestnuts linger towards the warm finish. Very
      well integrated and balanced.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, soft and warm with a delicate dispersal of stewed
      dark fruit and spiced oak lingering on the tongue. A little dry with
      tender tobacco notes and a slightly salty aftertaste.

      WITH WATER:
      Water tames the fruity and sherry sweetness on the nose and increases
      the spiciness with more smoke and maritme notes coming through. Almost
      no change on the delicate palate with a bit of prickling spiced oak on
      the tongue. The finish is long and warm with a slight boost of
      saltiness.

  83. Segens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A very good dram but probably to expensive (220€)

    compared to the Bunna 18 the nose is quite disappointing but the taste is much better. The differences totally are so little that of course concerning the extra money to invest it makes more sense to go fur Bunna 18. Nevertheless it is a great experience to compare both and to have them next to each other in two glasses.
    • Nose
      First I have to say that I did a blind tasting between Bunna 18 & Bunna 25 so you will always find comparisons between both in this review.
      Vanilla, Milk chocolate, peachesvs Bunna 18: The 25 is worse. The 18 year old is better and much more complex which is suprising. Also the alcohol is not there in Bunna 18 where it is not perfectly implemented in the Bunna 25
    • Taste
      The taste is more intense than in the Bunna 18 and also smoother and even more elegant than in the Bunna 18

      regarding the taste the Bunna 25 is a winner :-)
    • Finish
      not very long but smooth and fruity

      vs Bunna 18 not a real difference

  84. Thermidor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I've tried the XXV on several occasions but somehow it seems to always lose to the XVIII. Considering the price difference I've never thought about buying an entire bottle.

  85. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Revisited 2015:

    N: Intensity, silky-rich, fresh and sweet.
    T: Perfectly sweet and oily, just what i used to expect form the 18yo and resembling in some ways to some of the fabulous older 12yo Bunnas 
    F: Delicious
    C: Perfect. Like the old 12yo Bunna’s, with more pedigree. Quite a standout from much on offer at TWE show 2015.

    Scores an A

  86. Hemdl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    He needs some time in the glass, the rest comes on its own.
    Great variety of aromas on the nose, powerful and full-bodied taste, paired with a looooong finish. What more do you want?
    • Nose
      First a whole mountain of raisins, which is covered in dark berries and some caramel. The smell of old and strong red wine at the wine cork. Salty sea air and some old leather. All these impressions are framed by a slight smoke flavor.
      Complex, complex and simply good. The boy may need some time in the glass, but he should also get it after 25 years. Over time, one believes to discover more and more facets, the malt certainly gives a lot. Very good!
    • Taste
      For 46.3% Vol. A surprisingly strong onset on the tongue, which starts to tingle easily. Now, in addition to a short flaring raisin sweetness Bunnahabhain now plays all the maturity and experience, which is reflected in a pleasant sweet and spicy woody note. The salt already perceived in the nose is also noticeable here, and it is even quite strong. Omnipresent here also light smoke and some leather.
    • Finish
      The finish then once again an absolute highlight. Long, longer - Bunnahabhain XXV. Strong and at first slightly sweet oak, which leaves the mouth a bit dry. Again, light smoke, which lingers for a long time. Delicious!

  87. molar3rd scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose : A lot of sweet sherry up front. Loads of sherry, then some soot and heaps of dried fruit. Sultana,dates and prunes. Hints of rubber old wood and vinegar, as well as ripe orange / tangerine , as well as leather. It’s a bit sweeter than I had anticipated, not sure about how balanced it is, but it feels well rounded, and there’s not much oak at all if that is something that bothers you in old(er) whiskies (not that 25 is THAT old).

    Palate: Sweet sherry with light peat and smoke. Marinated meat and rubber. Lots of dried fruit too - mainly prunes and raisin.A few hints of rubber and sulfur too. quite creamy.

    Finish: Sweet sherry. Smoke. Soot. Drying. Wood.

    Bottom line:

    This is an excellent whisky, very likeable with all that sweet, sherried notes. Makes you want to reach out for another dram, and another one. It’s not the best 25 year old out there, but it’s surely a dram I’d love to return to. very soothing and rewarding. A bit too much sherry IMHO. As for pricing, it’s not cheap at almost 200 quid – there are many other similar quality alternatives. I wouldn’t mind a bottle, though If it were a bit more focused, and the sherry was not so prominent (and the wood more prominent), it would score in the mid 90’s. Don’t expect much peat, as this one almost has none, just so you know… (It’s not a bad thing…)

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2015/05/19/bunnahabhain-25-yo-ob-review/

     

  88. Ciro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  89. Whisky_Wolf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  90. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  91. mds51 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Velvety soft and creamy. But for the price I would have expected more.
    • Nose
      dark fruits, rum-raisins, leather, old tobacco, sherry, vanilla, fruit compote
    • Taste
      Old sherry, spice, vanilla, dark chocolate, fruit compote, slight bitterness, slight touch
    • Finish
      short sweet, slightly spicy bitter finish

  92. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Nutty and fruity with ash, smoke and old socks.
    T: Very similar to the 18 with more crema. Oozes soft flavoursome shades
    F: The ultimate slow fade to dirty vanillas
    C: Fantastic! Is it worth more than three Bunna 18’s - no, but until i can compare this and the 18 side by side, i’ll give the 25 the slight edge.

    Scores an A-

  93. Furtia scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  94. hsmithjr scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A great Bunny!  More rum or cognac like than a whisky, but well worth a try, especially for the price.
    • Nose
      Sherry and sultanas.  Sulphury, but sweet.  Smoky toffee.  Rich cocoa.  Dark fruits.  Rose pedals?
    • Taste
      Sweet and sherried.  Cappuccino.  Creme de cacao.  Rich dates. More toffee, then some red and black grapes.  Sea salt.
    • Finish
      Long and slightly smoky.  Demerara rum.  Fresh brewed coffee. Sweet raisins.

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