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Overall rating
90.56/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Murray McDavid (MM)
Bottling serie
Mission Cask Strength Series
Vintage
1978
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
Sherry / Port Casks
Number of bottles
810
Strength
52.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
618105005150
Added on
28 Aug 2011 12:49 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 572,00

19 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

55 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1978 MM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.56 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Baileys Bunna
    Murray McDavid is the property of Aceo Ltd for a few years now. They took it over from Mark Reynier, former owner of Bruichladdich Distillery. This is an older bottling. The cask was selected by Mark himself: a Bunna 1978!

    Juicy nose on dark and sweet fruit like plums, dades and rum raisins. Just a hint of peat in the background. Might even be woodsmoke. Baileys cream liqueur and espresso. Milk chocolate. This is grand yet soft.

    Very rich on the palate. Again all the dark fruit from the nose, upholstered with loads of oak: nutmeg, black pepper, ginger. A little bitter note appears, but makes for a near perfect balance. There is also a clear note of wine or port in there, without being able to identify the red fruit. It’s more about blackcurrants in a jam, with lots of spices. Cigar leaves. And finally a very light, but unmistakable salty note. Delicious!

    A bitter note appears in the long and warm finish.

    What a delicious Bunna. But… today you’ll have to cough up around 600 EUR for a bottle, if you can still find it.

  2. vredensever scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Aroma : iodine, a little "zhivotinki" and minerality, spices, dried fruits (raisins, prunes, dates), jam, coffee, milk chocolate, cream, a little varnish. Great! The taste is rich, sweet: obvious wine tones, salt, berries, dried fruits (prunes, dates, figs), chocolate, cream, oak with bitter taste. Delicious! The aftertaste is long, astringent-oak: spices, prunes, dates, pastries, creams; in the development of wine notes, berries, tobacco. Conclusion . Interesting batch. Sherry and port. It turned out very attractive whisky. Curious game of wine shades, chocolate and oak. Perfectly complex, consistent. The right fortress. There is nothing to complain about. Very good! The score is 93 (n23t24f23b23).

  3. HunterRomario scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A nice surprise in the Big Peat package that Nethar sent me by post. Great lacos. To thank Nethar for the opportunity to taste this beautiful whisky, it was really an experience.
    • Nose
      Dense, strongly sherry, honey-sweet. Leather, sweet wood, lots of chocolate, spices, Belgian pralines, a bit windy. (90 b)
    • Taste
      From the first moment, the taste is luxurious. Sweet warm spice, clear influence of sherry. Due to age, I was expecting a monster, but Bunnahabhain was surprised by the sophistication and distinctive elegance. Chocolate, raisins, liquor from exotic wood ... just great. This is being drunk alone. I did not drink, and it was not even necessary. (94 b)

  4. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

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