- 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
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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1990 Sb
14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.62 points
- Tasting Notes:
- 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.
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.
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.
Long, warm, bitter-sweet, oak, sherry, orange peel, lots of oak and then more oak.
- Tasted during the Bunna-tasting part III (2015) by Ruud
- A classic sherry bomb.
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
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)
nutty, again drier, with salt, pleasantly fading out in the medium-long, from time to time the dried fruits come through again
- A wonderful whisky and worth the effort to get one!
Full, rich, sherry, dusty, dried fruit lot of things going on there
Rich, dry, fruity, some oaky vanillins
Warm, medium with some 'old vintage' oranges
- 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.
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
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.
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.
- 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.