Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Sansibar (Sb)
Bottling serie
Gunfire on deck
Stated Age
21 years old
Ex-Sherry Wood
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 Apr 2012 6:40 pm

Average value

€ 277.82

10 × in wishlist

106 × member ratings

88 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1990 Sb

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.62 points

  1. TechnOBY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. whiskycuse scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:


  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful, intense and old (at least old-looking) Sherrymalt. There is a lot of sherry and a lot of eicha, but it does not look right, it fits. I would not have expected a Bunnahabhain blind behind it. Sherry dominates the Brenner character too much.

    • Nose
      The hottest sherry, balsamic vinegar, sour oak, which mutates after a few seconds to the wall unit. Again some time later, the sherry aromas, dried fruit, sweet raisins, oak, still a bit sour, some mint, but all in one place. Very strong sherry nose.
    • Taste
      nice start, a lot of sherry and a lot of bitter oak, dark chocolate, spices and all these sherry sweets. Add a touch of menthol.
    • Finish
      Long, warm, bitter-sweet, oak, sherry, orange peel, lots of oak and then more oak.

  4. hans1971 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasted during the Bunna-tasting part III (2015) by Ruud
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A classic sherry bomb.
    • Nose
      A nice fat Sherrynase, dark fruits and a full load of chocolate, but behind it also something fresh Brickelndes, overall rather dry than too sweet, the Bunnahabhain basic character is pretty superimposed, hazelnut, also some iodine, spicy oak, then Maggiekraut
    • Taste
      starts dry, but very intense, spicy and fruity, then it gets creamier, with salt, chocolate and nut, a good load of oak, in the mouth then a bit musty (positively meant)
    • Finish
      nutty, again drier, with salt, pleasantly fading out in the medium-long, from time to time the dried fruits come through again

  6. Peter87 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. The Macallan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful whisky and worth the effort to get one!
    • Nose
      Full, rich, sherry, dusty, dried fruit lot of things going on there
    • Taste
      Rich, dry, fruity, some oaky vanillins
    • Finish
      Warm, medium with some 'old vintage' oranges

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A complex, well-balanced, sherried whisky. Bold, intense but rounded
    with a gorgeous nose. A warming winter dram, balancing sweety/fruity and
    earthy/leathery notes nicely.

    • Nose
      Starts dry on the nose. Beautifully balanced sherry aromas with lots of
      dried fruit, plums, cherries, rum soaked raisins, zesty orange and
      heather honey complemented by delicate chocolate and leathery notes with
      a whiff of smoke and nutty tones. Very complex and multilayer. The
      aroma is alternate changing in waves again and again. A dram to be nosed
      four hours!
    • Taste
      Again sherry plays a big role here. There’s luscious, rich fruit cake
      with stewed plum, cherries, sultanas, orange before dark chocolate,
      leathery notes and tobacco favours take over. Earthy with a subtle
      bitterness. Not at all overpowered by the alcohol, very well-balanced.
    • Finish
      The finish is gloriously long, warm and sweet with lingering sherry, tobacco and dark chocolate. WITH WATER: At first there's increased sweetness with succulent fruit,
      quickly followed by spicy flavours, oak and hints of nutts complementing
      the underlying earthy edge.

  10. Hans-Ludwig scored this whisky 82 points Moderator

    The color of this whisky is strongly reminiscent of cognac. The aroma is very complex. First there are the sherry gods. A nice sweetness, grapes and port. Honey and heather compete with cherry and leather. The taste is dominated by the sherry barrel. There are also fruity parts of cherry and grapes here. Notes of dark chocolate and leather are floating around in the background. The reverberation is rather short and leaves a medical note behind.
    This whisky is unusual in that it is initially mild in the mouth and hold back, then suddenly unfolds to a strong pleasure. Very complex and complex.


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