Overall rating
Single Malt
The House of MacDuff (HMcD)
Bottling serie
The Golden Cask
Number of bottles
54.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Dec 2012 5:46 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 141.00

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63 × member ratings

46 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1990 HMcD

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.25 points

  1. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A sherry monster, the base is carefully wrapped with sherry and is guessed with difficulty, rather for some general sensations, but on the whole a fairly pleasant, thoroughbred, well-balanced mole with a rich palette of derivatives.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, spicy wood, solid furniture, stain, furniture varnish, caramel, citrus candied fruits, dried grapes, light sulfur-metallic notes, black tea (dry), prunes, fried nuts, sweet confectionery shades, licorice, dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      Saturated, light, tart oak, light bitterness of bark, pu er, dark beer, burnt crackers, leavened wort, metallic sour, sweet dried fruits.
    • Finish
      Light, astringent, lacquer notes with the bitterness of the young bark, pu er, grapes, burnt caramel, burnt biscuits, raisins, prunes, light sulfurous shades.

  3. Pépé scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Big sherry inside. Nose: nuts, raisins (a lot), chocolate and indeed a good hint of sulfur. From the nose it is expected to take a good dose of caramel once in the mouth. Palate: The alcohol is well integrated, with a texture that I love. It sticks to your teeth! We find everything on the nose, with a surplus of fruit compote. Black fruits. The whole is indeed very sweet, I will not drink a quarter of a bottle in the evening. Finale: The finish is long, on the walnut, the sherry. Back black fruits, blackcurrant thoroughly, at the end of the mouth. Very nice here!
    Overall, it's really expressive, but it's true that this small defect of suffering on the nose makes him lose a chouïa. To book at the time clearly sherry-sweet or we do not want too much finesse.

  4. aphex scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Straightforward and so tasty. The sherry cask was very active here. Excellent.
    • Nose
      A vivid sherry nose. Fruits (prunes, dates, oranges), coffee, chocolate. Some leathery notes and sulphur too.
    • Taste
      Prunes, blackberries, dark chocolate, nuts, raisins and pepper.
    • Finish
      Long, pepper, dark chocolate, oak, drying. The black fruits strike back.

  5. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Boom: sherry, black fruit jam, a little wood, a lot of depth and a small note of sulfur. Very intense. In the mouth too, where we find all these aromas with a very thick texture, chewy, but caressing, never aggressive. Wrapping final. With a little water, you get a little caramel on your nose. A very nice sherry which we can not blame much except that it evolves little, he gives everything he has to reveal immediately. But it would be difficult!

    Enthusiasm 4/5

  6. Svenson scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    Here is the rating of WHISKYDREAM.de
    Bunnahabhain 1990-2012 The Golden Cask Color: very dark, dark amber, almost brown.
    Smoke rises in the nose, sweet smoke. The sweetness is not sherry-like (as it is often), but more like dark chocolate. A very intense smell, also alcoholic, without being unpleasantly pungent. Later candied fruit will be added in the background. (93)
    Tastefully sweet, cooked plum compote with figs. Then there is still well-integrated wood present. Delicious! (94)
    The long and warming finish is especially convincing with dry oak woody notes paired with dark double bock beer. An exciting, exceptional, mature whisky. (94)
    Overall rating: 94 points
    Repurchase probability: 90%
    More info: http://whiskydream-de.webnode.com/tastings-az/b/

  7. sagara-kun scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    If you like sulfur, you may enjoy this sherry monster. Personally I really do not like it and the nose is completely ruined. Caught up a bit by the mouth and the final happily.
    • Nose
      A good breath of sulfur. Leather, tobacco, cherry brandy. Gros boisé. Big sherry in the end.
    • Taste
      Chocolate first and foremost. Gourmand.
      Plum, orange, raisins. Wood and slight bitterness.
    • Finish
      Finale on chocolate, leather, and always a little sulfur, much nicer here than on the nose. Long and pleasant.

  8. peathead scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is nice and OK but too sweet for me, one dimensional and not complex enough.

  9. Rom scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Plum, black mushrooms, chocolate, more and more honey with aeration, the dilution makes the nose more austere. Pleasantly viscous, sweet attack, nicely cooked caramel. Medium length finish, sweet and woody. Good.


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