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Overall rating
92.67/100
votes
3
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Deep gold nectar
Vintage
02.1985
Bottled
05.2003
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
10.54
Number of bottles
276
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 Feb 2012 1:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 210.00

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1985 SMWS 10.54

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.67 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Creamy oily with tropical fruits vanilla and honey, very nice

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    Very fruity and exotic for a Bunnahabhain but really good. Fantastic!
    • Nose
      Fresh, fruity, honey, tropical fruits, ripe bananas, mango, a rich nuttiness, hints of sherry wood, whiffs of sea air - very good
    • Taste
      Punchy, oily, creme brulee, fruity, citrus fruits, cooked oranges, nice sherry wood, good sweetness, some saltiness - great
    • Finish
      Long, warm, more nutty, more tropical fruits

  4. ARDBERG did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS.at notes:

    Golden nectar

    Eighteen years ago, at the distillery just north of Port Askaig, a hogshead was filled with carefully prepared distillate. Almost a year ago, we found that the whisky was still missing that certain something and turned it into an Oloro barrel. Now the sherry influence lives on in the smell and taste of the intense golden nectar, even if it does not dominate. In the first scent we discovered orange peel, cough syrup, pencil tip waste and a bit of smoke. With water, the sherry and an exotic fruit salad. This malt warms the mouth while being sweet and salty-like dulce sherry and mustbröckli. A very complacent dram, who got his stay in Sherryholz shiny.

    € 100.00

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