Overall rating
83.26/100
votes
72
Whiskybase ID
WB32059
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
The MacPhail's Collection
Bottled
01.08.2016
Stated Age
08 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Heavily Peated
Bottle code
01/08/16 160976
Barcode
5020613042315
Added on
12 apr 2012 10:54 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 39.90

5 × in wishlist

72 × member ratings

163 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bunnahabhain 08-year-old GM

22 users have left 22 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.26 points.

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Very tasty for a fair € 37, which is for smoke lovers who like it strong, but not medically. Fat, sweet, strong-young, but not metallic, without frippery.
    • Nose
      lots of sweetness (shortbread, malt, some nougat), cereals, "dirty" smoke, some suckling pig, car repair shop, a splash of lemon / salt
    • Taste
      a lot of milk chocolate and nougat, smoked ham with a little pepper, and there is still something fruity ... orange marmalade with shells in it, but only discreetly on the edge
    • Finish
      long, smoked bacon remains on the tongue, with milk chocolate, and finally pepper and coffee

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  3. tribe scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    It was nice and smoky and I had bought the Scotland as a daily dram. Was amazed how good it was.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. spnimcco scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Heavy smoke on the nose followed by sweetness but not very persistent

  5. keizerjos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Extremely pleasant, beautifully smoky, mildly acidic, subdued Islay whisky that I would have liked a box instead of a bottle of. Clear, fruity, always present peat but never emphatically - the smoke and the campfire just allow all other aromas, the fire does not dominate. Softly sweet aromas of grilled pineapple, nuts, cherries (but not as emphatically as with the Laphroiags and the Caol Ilas). More than excellent whisky, nice at 43% - you would give it more, so much depth. 87 - yes, 88 points.
    A few months later, at the end of 2019, again: heppiedepeppie cheerful cheerful uncomplicated enthusiastic jumpy cheerful who is more than worth his money.

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    18-02-2017
    • Nose
      76 76
      smoke, salty (sea)
    • Taste
      81 81
      fruity, sherry, salty (sea)
    • Finish
      77 77
      fruity, smoke

  10. larswehmeier scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Immediately a lot of smoke. First dirty, then getting heartier. A lot of power in the nose. The sweetie comes through slowly. But then clearly with vanilla and sugar glaze and even some fruit.
    • Taste
      Pleasant on the tongue. Clear bright sweetness. Then the smoke over the palate.
    • Finish
      Getting drier quickly. Something light oak. Still cute.

  11. RR60 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  12. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    MacPhail's Bunnahabhain 8yr
    N campfire, sweetish, fruity, neat smoke
    G tasty, beer-like, light (without alcohol), greasy
    75

  13. domani scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    In the aroma quite appealing but in the nose and the finish he stays a little bit behind. Points but because of the age and the good value for money. All in all, a good malt with a wild smoky note - 02.06.2017
    • Nose
      Pleasant, softer Islay smoke, light bacon flavor mixed with solvent, even after prolonged crawl, unfortunately, comes through very little sweetness, perhaps quite a bit away malt and peach, dragon fruit, lemon, grassy, ​​dry straw
    • Taste
      Cooling, cold smoke, aromatic-sweet smoky note, bacon, slightly tingling but not spicy, watery texture, ashtray, getting drier, wooden
    • Finish
      Short

  14. Zumbar scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  15. Dottore scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    blind tasting
    Tip: young, about 46%, tap on NEN Kilchoman, solid ground 84 pts
    • Nose
      ahhh the first smoker. Bacon, lime, almond
    • Taste
      mild smoke, vanilla, salty, farmhouse bread
    • Finish
      rather short, smoky sweet

  16. maltdude scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    I am surprised! This dram is really good value for the money and every one who likes smoky malts should give this one a try.
    • Nose
      Intense, aromatic smoke (reminds me of the butcher next to me, firing his smoker). Sweetness and malt. Hints of salt and iodine and a touch of lemon.
    • Taste
      Peaty with a lot of aromatic smoke, just like a slice of smoked bacon. Some white pepper kicking in.
    • Finish
      Long with more smoked bacon. Milk chocolate and a hint of coffee.

  17. didi1893 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Peat, peat, peat and again peat with a pleasant sharpness. More does not produce this sample. Nevertheless, I like this Islay whisky very well.
    • Nose
      Blind tasting: Even when pouring the nose exudes intense peat aroma. Voluminous, slightly sweet peat mixes with a subtle smoky note. A little more malt, otherwise only fine peat.
    • Taste
      At the first sip, the full peat aroma of the nose is released. Subtle wooden woody aromas and peppery pungency penetrate through the peat. A load of salt tilts over the pungency and the peat, light nut flavors arise at the end of the taste.
    • Finish
      The finish begins, as might be expected with peppery pungency and voluminous peat. Chilli sharpness heats up the palate, briefly flashing fruity wood note. After a medium-length peat explosion, the finish sounds amazingly fast.

  18. NamorX68 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    blind tasting Too bad that the taste can not compete with the nose. Still a good whisky.
    • Nose
      subtle aromatic smoke, citrus, light sweetness, nut and spoon bisque. Dirty in the background.
    • Taste
      Smoke, slightly sweet and peppery, fruity and slightly dry. Oh, here's the filthy again.
    • Finish
      long and dry.

  19. malthead-sven scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    BLIND TASTING Tip: Caol Ila or Benriach, but could also be a mature Ledaig. The finish disappoints something

    - 46%
    - 12 to 16 years
    - Barrel or Hogshead
    • Nose
      Smoke, hay harvest in late summer, cereals, cream toffee, a touch of tar and workbench, while being consistently sweet, gets a little musty, locker room in the gym, sweet cream
    • Taste
      relatively soft and pleasant, the smoke is in the foreground
    • Finish
      somehow quite short, smoky and dry-fruity

  20. 134proof scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    As a connoisseur remarked, the interesting thing about bunnahabhains that have been filled up by others is that they do not have the salty character typical of distilleries.

  21. jankes scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  22. Vinotheca scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Very nice smoky, quite strong nose

    Soft in the mouth, with creamy body & long finish.

    A winner in my books
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      88 88

  23. Nezzer scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Bunnahabhain peat
    on the nose with traces of sweet vanilla and caramel. When sipping, this one is
    light and does not have a lot going on although it is still pleasant to sip.
    Hints of chocolate and caramel on the pallet. The finish is also light but not
    unpleasant.

    I enjoy the lightly peated flavor but would like some other characteristics
    to be paired with it. Overall, I think this is a successful whisky, at least for
    an 8 year old.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

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