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Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Vintage
06.06.1974
Bottled
22.02.2012
Stated Age
37 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
5673
Number of bottles
256
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 Mar 2012 8:06 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 389,90

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18 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1974 DR

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Good, no longer young, but simple enough and uncomplainingly silent, the palette is poor, although the depth certainly adds points, but 37 years, this did not expect, it's sad that there's something strange to say here, the basis has gone somewhere over the years, I would never have guessed Bunn if I did not know.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, freshly cut boards, corn, malt, wood dust, weak cream and citrus notes, a little salt, floral shades, vanilla.
    • Taste
      Dense, continues the fragrance, oak, malt, creamy notes, butteriness, lemon rind, a little pepper.
    • Finish
      Spicy, calm, creamy-waxy, oak, nuts, bitterness, grains, ginger, vanilla.

  2. Bond scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    I must say, I'm disappointed. Interesting and somehow appealing nose, but the palate can't keep the promise at all. Maybe it's due to the thinnish texture? The odd mouth feel? The scattered flavours? So much is clear: if it was diluted down to 43 ABV, it would have been a shame - but as that is said to be the natural cask strength, it comes quite clear what the problem really is: that this one is overmature.     
    • Nose
      Some nice floral notes underlayed by sweet notes I could not claerly identify. Very gentle. Speysider?
    • Taste
      Body: Medium (at best) sharp at the toungs edges, but nothing in between. Weird.

      Again: This Bunnahabhain is in an unrecognizable state. Tasting it blind, I'd sworn this is a Speysider. As on the nose, you get some really nice sweet and floral notes making you think of a garden in full blossom - but all from a distance, with a fence in between. Some oaky notes follow, but nothing specific. On the other hand, none of the typical notes you'd expect from a Bunnahabhain can be found.  
    • Finish
      Quite short, not much left of it once you sluged it down.

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