- Single Malt
- Murray McDavid (MM)
- Bottling serie
- Mission Cask Strength Series
- Stated Age
- 32 years old
- Sherry / Port Casks
- Number of bottles
- 52.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 28 Aug 2011 12:49 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1978 MM
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.58 points
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
Dense, strongly sherry, honey-sweet. Leather, sweet wood, lots of chocolate, spices, Belgian pralines, a bit windy. (90 b)
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)