Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Stated Age
21 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
49.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 Sep 2012 12:00 am
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 105.00

5 × in wishlist

51 × member ratings

39 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1990 MBl

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.69 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A quality mole, and the base and the barrel here are clearly visible, very powerful, deep and cheerful, in development the basis begins to dominate, bringing numerous industrial shades.
    • Nose
      Open, moist, saturated, freshly planed boards, vanilla, fried nuts, lemon slice in tea, creamy notes, flower-honey tones, cardboard, light mineral-metallic hues, a little sulfur.
    • Taste
      Powerful, rich, prickly, tart oak, sweet creamy confectionery notes, corn, nuts, peppery, honey-floral shades, mineral-metallic tones.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, vanilla, oak, light bitterness of the bark, metallic sour, burnt match-heads, sweet creamy notes.

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Really not bad, could be my daily dram, actually the bottle is almost empty
    • Nose
      Fruity, nutty, woody
    • Taste
      Citrus fruits, pineapples, ripe bananas, subtle sweetness, peppery, smooth and oily
    • Finish
      Medium burning

  4. drewbradshaw scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    Nose: A bowl of tropical fruits, Papya, Rockmelon, Lime. Over all of this is a lot of sweetness, sugar candy and marzipan. After 10 minutes the malt and a bit of spice creeps in underneath. 

    Body: Medium mouthfeel, a little bit oily which is nice. The one which stands out is green grape and the malty grain comes through much stronger now. Slight white chocolate hints and at the back of all this a lovely spicy dry note. Definitely the highlight of this whisky

    Finish: The spice comes roaring in now and envelops the mouth, dry and a bit of nutmeg and clove. Still that bit of sweetness to balance it and goes on for a good length.

    Balance: Well balanced and the flavour profile flows throughout, the ex sherry butt adds that bit of spice to balance out the sweetness at the start otherwise this would almost be like confectionary.

    nice Bourbon Bunny although its not really my favourite style of flavour profile. I can see some loving this but for me a solid 84. 

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84


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