Overall rating
89.39/100
votes
25
Whiskybase ID
WB29579
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Barrel (TWB)
Vintage
24.12.1990
Bottled
31.12.2011
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Fresh Sherry Butt
Casknumber
51
Number of bottles
120
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 jan 2012 10:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 70.00

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25 × member ratings

13 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Burns Malt 1990 TWB

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.39 points.

  1. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This is a great dram after a meal, sweet and rich to finish out a meal. Heavy sherried Bunna tends to make a for a great dram as the quality of Bunnahabhain always seems to shine through... likely due to the fact that it's very well produced spirit. Seek out some independent bottlers for whats hiding behind the standard Single Malt and likely encounter a surprise or three.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose is Coca Cola with old tires and sweet sherry cake. A crowd pleasing dram that will knock your socks off with sherry. Hints of erasers and soft peat bring herbal notes and worked leather.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The palate is sweet, subtle smoke and sweet sherry swim with the malt. Coffee, caramel and heavy machine oil as it fills your mouth.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is longer, sherry dominated with gorgeous wood influences. Tar and cherry cough syrup meet a twist of mint and more soft peat as it fades through sweetness.

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  3. Luigisim scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Bunnahabhain at its core.
    Sherry and Bunna fit perfectly.
    Gunpowder and sulphur notes mixed with blueberry and strawberries. Enriched by a touch of wine cellar humidity.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. molar3rd scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose:Egg yolk. Meaty sherry. With the expected dried fruits. Sultanas plums and prunes. A lovely mélange of sweet and meaty notes, in this heavily sherried nose.
    Palate : starting spicy with pepper and cinnamon then drier than I thought it would be. Coffee. Dark chocolate. Earthy, with the dried fruit supporting all this dryness with their sweetness. Full bodied and mouth Coating. Sherry but not too sweet, don’t you worry.
    Finish : Hot & Spicy with Spices galore and dried sultanas and chocolate.

    A lovely Bunnahabhain.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2012/03/14/tasting-bunnahabhain-21-yo-1990-burns-malt/

     

  5. hsmithjr scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    It's hard to hate a heavily sherried Bunny!
    • Nose
      Big, beefy sherry.  Strong figs and sultanas.  Dark baking chocolate.  Wood furniture polish.  Demerara sugar.
    • Taste
      Sweet and dry.  Oloroso sherry.  Espresso beans.  More dark chocolate.  Dried dark fruits (prunes, dates).  Fresh herbs. 
    • Finish
      Spicy and peppery (black pepper, cinnamon, cloves).  Sweet sherry fades to dark raisins, then faint licorice.  After a while, remnants of a fresh Cohiba.

  6. tsumcor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    same cask like "30.000 bottles on the wall" from whiskybase.com:

    http://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies.php?merkid=176&whiskyid=30000

    and also the same cask like "Bunny`s Sister" from  Anam Na H-Alba:

    http://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies.php?merkid=85&whiskyid=31199

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