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Overall rating
87.34/100
votes
127
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5029704215485
Added on
15 Aug 2007 11:33 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 728,36

34 × in wishlist

127 × member ratings

223 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain XXV

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.34 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I found the nose really enjoyable with toffee candied fruits honey caramel but the palate and the finish are disappointing

  2. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Bunnahabhain XXV
    The colour is dark amber. The nose is sweet with notes of berries, dried fruits, oak, spices, furniture varnish, sweet fruits, vegetables, chocolate and stain. The palate is sweet with stain, spices, dried fruits, light sourness, raisin and chocolate notes. The finish is long and sweet with dried fruits, spices, raisin, oak and chocolate notes. The Bunnahabhain 25 is a very good balanced, tasty whisky. I like it very much! I gave 90 points.

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I recently tried this one and Bunna XVIII again after a few years, and was surprised. I'd always held the 18yo as the better one, but this time it felt more prominently boozy than before, while the XXV really won me over with its excellent body and refined aftertaste. A bit too pricy for me to purchase a whole bottle, but a very good whisky nonetheless.

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Not ultra-complex, but what a pleasure! Enthusiasm 4/5 Whisky n ° 1359
    • Nose
      Deep wooded, more and more fruity and chocolatey. Juicy fasts. Warm, on the nutty. A touch of tangerine. Fade and very nice.
    • Taste
      Moderate spices, honey. Juicy in the mouth. He is greedy and well corpulent. Each sip is easier than the previous one.
    • Finish
      Woody, dries slightly, while keeping its sweetness.

  5. Claudio + Cats scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    As usual, the Bunnahabhain are pretty fine. But at this 25er I was rather disappointed. The XVIII I liked better. But what others are out there, 20 different scents, is amazing. They have to be great experts. That no one has written lizard tail in vanilla pudding, is a miracle.
    on Neudeutsch: The pudding schmekke wi nutti tutti frutti or something. Is a blatant man. The 18s blatantly better.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    A bit humble for this big 25yo - probably the balance and smoothness are the biggest points.
    • Nose
      Ripe bananas, pineapples, spicy, dry oak wood, white pepper
    • Taste
      Very oily, smooth and liquorice, good sweetness balanced with oak wood, little salty, nutty, toffee, citrus fruits, apricots
    • Finish
      Medium long, some fruitiness is coming up

  8. checkpointuk scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=178 Color: light gold
    Nose: Overall, quite thin with little "biting" spiciness. Chocolate, leather, delicate tobacco notes, vanilla, caramel waffles and a hint of peat with a dull barrel tone. Absolutely straightforward and kept clean.
    Taste: Thin and soft starting with wood, caramel, oranges, slightly salty spice and fresh herbs. Becoming and becoming up to the finish emerging, slightly creamy Schokonoten.
    Finish: Medium length - fresh and delicately spicy with fruity hints of apples, oranges, vanilla, nut oil and herbal essences.
    86 points (nose: 88 / taste: 86 / finish: 85)

  9. lrb85 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Chocolates made of dark chocolate filled with Islay Malt. A dry sherry sweet, a little bit of citrus, some roasted coffee and a saltiness.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Starts creamy, salty and continues with iodine, sherry, beautiful wood notes and coastal flavors. The whole thing very mild, balanced and complex.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long and dry with sherry wood aromas and a slight bitterness.

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