- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Limited Edition
- Stated Age
- 34 years old
- Sherry Casks
- Number of bottles
- 43.5 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 24 Jun 2008 9:39 pm
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107 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 34-year-old
19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.44 points
- Not as much of a sherry bomb as I expected from the colour but so much more refined, everything you get from sherry in a perfectly balanced way, excellent
- This one's gone a little over. It's enjoyable and stylish, but the tannic finish says it spent too long a time in the cask. I'm reminded of the 1970 Strathisla from TWA (https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/22244/strathisla-1970-twa), which is also a great whisky, but slightly marred by the oak taking over in the finish.
Tasted with Glenury Royal cask 6859 (89 pts.) and Tomatin 41yo 1965 DT RA cask 1907 (91).
Thanks to member Mr.Sandwich for the sample!
Much more coastal than the Glenury and Tomatin (see above) next to it, with a smell of salty sea air that's totally different than what the aforementioned offer. Earl Grey tea, distilled wine, dark rye bread, spices, peppers. A drop of water makes it sweeter, and brings out a legion of dessert cakes.
Chocolate and tannins. A sweet, dark, beautiful body that's blissful on the tongue. The sherry is quite dominant, but it doesn't smother everything else. At first the coastal saltiness hits, then the flood of chocolate and jelly desserts. It's beautiful, but the taste doesn't quite match the nose.
The tannins take over completely. I still like it, but there's a strong implication it should have been bottled a few years earlier.
Mellow and light bodied, sherry, orange soft drink.
Sherry, very mellow, dates, leather, creamy, baked apple and pear, minty, very elegant.
Long tobacco finish, dates, peaches, and mints.
- A quick taste in wich I found a resemblance of the 1968 "Hogmanay" edition.
The nose was very promising but the taste stayed a little bit behind
Great finish dough!
- A very fine, set, aristocratic old-style malt. Everything is subtle, harmonious, playful and finely interwoven. A blueprint for subtlety and complexity. Needs and rewards employment to show his full class.
Nothing for friends of powerful, powerful, gaudy, modern malts.
Subtle, fine, enormously complex and nuanced. Malt and honey, finest smoke in the background. Finest old-style sherry, leather, dried apricots, a few dusty raisins, milk chocolate. Old mango apricot chutney and an old, waxed oak cabinet. Over time, ripe apples and star fruit are added. Deep.
Silky approach, lots of honey and fine spices, fine honey, sherry, milk chocolate and fine smoke. Some herbal bitters. Cardamom, white pepper, cinnamon, cloves. Everything intertwined. The spices become stronger, but never too dominant. Again mango apricot chutney. A few raisins and some leather. Very polished, fine. Tight.
Again very polished, fine, playful. The aroma continues. Dry, but no bitterness or tannin overhang. Medium long (a bit more length and also complexity would be nice).
- Depending on the form of the day, it is sometimes very closed and in the end very bitter.
I had a more positive impression of the 50-year-old 68er from MoS: Much more accessible from the nose and mouth, lighter and more fruity with a great variety of aromas. However, the ABV could have been a bit higher.
Fruit punch with raisins and plums. It adds nuts, dark chocolate, leather, polish, spice, some mocha & chamomile tea. Strong and complex
Medium body - clearly marked by Oloroso-Sherry & Tannins.
Here, too, aromas of dried fruits, spices, nuts, leather and dark chocolate can be found. All this with a dash of cream.
The ABV is completely sufficient. However, I wonder if a higher alcohol content might have had a more positive effect on the aromas.
Long finish with hazelnuts, sherry and spices. At the end slightly dry - peppery & pleasantly bitter.
- This is really one of the most beautiful drams I have tasted for this money.
- What a Bunni!!!
feuchtes Holz / leicht modriges Sherryfass; Brackwasser / Meeresbrise; mürber Apfel; leichter, süßlicher Sherry; altes Buch mit Ledereinband; feuchte Erde; kernig
milder, süßlicher Sherry; herrliche Gewürze und Holznoten; leicht nussig und etwas Bitterkeit; sehr komplex und dicht
Gewürze; angenehme Wärme; Malz; feuchtes Holz und Erde; dezente Bitterkeit; lang
- [December, 2006] Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 154 Euro in April, 2006.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5. My notes state a beautiful balanced complex and rich sherry profile.
- [December, 2011] I found this dram in an advents calendar sampled by MaRa.
my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
- 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5. Unfortunately I took no detailed notes.