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Bunnahabhain 34-year-old

Overall rating
92.44/100
votes
107
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Vintage
1968
Bottled
2002
Stated Age
34 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
1620
Strength
43.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5029704112968
Added on
24 Jun 2008 9:39 pm

Average value

€ 1.688,33

36 × in wishlist

107 × member ratings

131 × in collection

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

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    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

  2. Thermidor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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!
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      The tannins take over completely. I still like it, but there's a strong implication it should have been bottled a few years earlier.

  3. detachedblue scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Mellow and light bodied, sherry, orange soft drink.
    • Taste
      Sherry, very mellow, dates, leather, creamy, baked apple and pear, minty, very elegant.
    • Finish
      Long tobacco finish, dates, peaches, and mints.

  4. The Macallan scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A quick taste in wich I found a resemblance of the 1968 "Hogmanay" edition.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
      The nose was very promising but the taste stayed a little bit behind
    • Finish
      91 91
      Great finish dough!

  5. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      93 93
      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.
    • Taste
      92 92
      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.
    • Finish
      91 91
      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).

  6. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Fruit punch with raisins and plums. It adds nuts, dark chocolate, leather, polish, spice, some mocha & chamomile tea. Strong and complex
    • Taste
      88 88
      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.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long finish with hazelnuts, sherry and spices. At the end slightly dry - peppery & pleasantly bitter.

  7. hansverkerk scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This is really one of the most beautiful drams I have tasted for this money.

  8. ErzWhisky scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    What a Bunni!!!
    • Nose
      feuchtes Holz / leicht modriges Sherryfass; Brackwasser / Meeresbrise; mürber Apfel; leichter, süßlicher Sherry; altes Buch mit Ledereinband; feuchte Erde; kernig
    • Taste
      milder, süßlicher Sherry; herrliche Gewürze und Holznoten; leicht nussig und etwas Bitterkeit; sehr komplex und dicht
    • Finish
      Gewürze; angenehme Wärme; Malz; feuchtes Holz und Erde; dezente Bitterkeit; lang

  9. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [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.

  10. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2011]  I found this dram in an advents calendar sampled by MaRa.

    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.  Unfortunately I took no detailed notes.

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