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Overall rating
91.17/100
votes
38
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
Berrys' Own Selection
Vintage
1979
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
1795
Strength
54.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Sep 2011 2:28 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 979,90

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1979 BR

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.17 points

  1. Whisky Jig scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Distilled in 1979!  Bittersweet notes from the last few drams of a great bottle.  It's getting harder and harder to find whisky this good.
    • Nose
      Like opening a sun warmed mahogany dresser.  Ripe plum, tobacco, shoe polish.  Walnuts.  Leather.
    • Taste
      Ripe cherries, dark chocolate, coffee.  Sweet, bitter tobacco.  Plum wine.  Mouth coating, rich, oily and chewy.  Wonderful.
    • Finish
      Long, warm and tannic, with a nice bitterness.  Treacle notes at the last.

  2. numen scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    sample from a friend
    • Nose
      Do you like old sherry? I sure do. Plum jam and teak wood touched up
      with a fine lacquer varnish. Deep coffee, red currants, seedless
      strawberries (just go with it). Maduro cigars with oily wrappers. Whiffs
      of sweet malt underneath. (with water) Swims well enough to take a few
      gold medals. BIG. Coffee, sweet maduro, rich dark chocolate. Roasted
      cherries and spiced cakes. Yes!
    • Taste
      Oh my. Classic dark and unsweetened. It makes me think of a chalky
      sauvignon blanc in the base. Leather and dry nuts. Old leather
      furniture. More of the same notes from the nose as well. (with water)
      Sweeter on entry and it takes a a turn flat, only before emerging into a
      sweet old coffee, residual bacon grease, and dry varnish. Delicious
      walnuts to boot.
    • Finish
      Merges to a fine point, and even more smoke. Big throughout and very
      old, severe sherry, and just enough twinkle and sweetness to keep it
      moving along. A real treat.

  3. Malt Hans scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Fruity and spicy aroma, sultanas, figs,

    banana, cardamom, cinnamon, school rubber and ripe melon. Marzipan sweet

    taste, walnut, tannins, ripe grapefruit, eucalyptus, dark chocolate,

    malt and black tea. Long, fruity, malty and spicy end.

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