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Overall rating
89.54/100
votes
58
Whiskybase ID
WB35523
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Mercenary (TWM)
Vintage
1976
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
35 years old
Number of bottles
80
Strength
48.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Sep 2012 10:22 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 225.00

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58 × member ratings

54 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1976 TWM

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.54 points

  1. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This Bunna is right up there with legendary IB expressions distilled in the late 60's/early 70's!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    In many respects,
    this reminds me of the 35 year old Bunna from the Nectar, but this goes over it
    just a bit. I would not be surprised if this came from a fino sherry cask as
    well. Wonderful Bunna. And not even 150 EUR for a 35 year old whisky. Wow.
    Thanks, J
    • Nose
      Oh, my, this nose is
      out of this World! Creamy like famer butter with a whiff of salt. Instantly
      becomes very fruity with loads of banana mango and kiwi. Almost exotic. Some
      apples and pears, gooseberries and apricots. Next up: marzipan, rum raisins and
      a wonderful herbal side. Think basilicum, thyme and parsley! Graeffe sugar,
      freshly cut grass, light oak. White chocolate. Yes, this is very complex and a
      feast for the nose.
    • Taste
      Creamy on the palate
      with a good kick to the teeth from the base spices pepper and salt. The fruit
      returns in full force, but is quickly joined by some bittersweet citrus. Think
      grapefruit and oranges, but also some lime zest. It even has some kinine.
    • Finish
      In the finish, which
      is wonderfully long, the kinine is prominent. This is a Bunna Tonic. It end
      slightly drying with a nice touch of the oak cask.

  3. Titi94 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Onversneden.com (November 28, 2012):

    Delicious nose in a great combination of herbs and banana. Fresh herbs such as mint and thyme, but also parsley. Reminds me in a way, somewhat reminiscent of old high-end rum. Very high-end. But this provides some more. Raisins (rum, WELL, YES), pears imposed, ripe gooseberries, but so what especially banana fruit compartment concerned. Nuts, with an emphasis on almonds. Almond paste, marzipan. Butter. Salted butter. Soft oak and a very nice grassiness that creates depth. Complex, deep and rich. The taste is that. A taste tingling starts on silty, pepper and licorice, followed by the fruit, such as: oranges, banana and grapefruit. Underlying oak and walnuts. And hay. Beautiful dry. Green tea also. Balsamic? A little. Long finish, bittersweet in tones of licorice, oak and - what do you think - banana. Is this a sherryvat? Probably, although the color that does not betray. If yes, no active vessel in any case. Fino? That would be the case. Scored 91/100.

  4. Titi94 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Tasted ans scored 89/100 by SV on WhiskyFun.com (March 19, 2021).

  5. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Commences very fresh for its age with mainly green kiwi as well as orange. Some papaya and a small whiff of smoke.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Starts off with dusty wood, which is very different from the nose. Kiwi, citrus, peach, caramel and again a bit of smoke.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Cocoa, lime, caramel, vanilla pudding, hazelnut and smoke.

  7. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  9. peathead scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    What a big difference compared to the Bunna 1968 The Whiskyman.  Splendid, fantastic, gentle and fruity nose.  There is just too much going on to describe everything.  On the palate it seems a bit weak and the fruitiness is not as dominant as in the nose.  It turns a little peppery too.  But only a few drops of water gets rid of the pepper.  It's pretty much the same as in the nose, but not as prominent.  It's much softer and delicate and the fruit returns.  Yes !  It's a swimmer !  Wonderful Bunna this is. 

  10. Cast Olila scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

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