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Overall rating
83.92/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Vintage
12.2001
Bottled
01.2013
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
DL 9428
Number of bottles
282
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
20 Mar 2013 6:51 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 88,00

3 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

6 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2001 DL

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.92 points

  1. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. hans1971 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. Defeatless scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Some marshmallows, Valpon, oak, vanilla, clove, anis, cream, soft sweet note. It's a rather extraordinary bunnna. With water: Doesn't change much.

    Taste: There is the classic bunna nose, yet quite a bit of peat here. For the rest some sweets, orange glacé, and a not so nice bitter note. With water: Not mucht of a change

    Body: medium, but a bit oily

    Finish: medium. Bittersweet, even a bit rancid if you ask me. Hint of peat. With water: just dilluted the taste

    Price: wouldn't pay 88 euro's for this one.

    Presentation: Don't know this was a sample from a sampleswap with Squaadgras.

    Comments: An bunna I quite not like.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  4. addyhd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Thermidor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    First impression is that at 50% this one is a bit unsatisfying. The structure isn't quite there and the finish is vanishing. I've been giving it more water and expecting it to go flat at any given moment but it seems to be quite the swimmer, taking a lot of water while retaining a tasty, full body.

    Aromawise it is a recognizable Bunnahabhain but closer to the 18 than the 12 in style since it has been well seasoned in sherry. As The Macallan comments below, it is somewhat drying and also quite resinous. I get some whiffs of the cask (the raisin-y, slightly nailpolishy sherriness and the pretty nice furniture wood) and then the signature Bunna nose with that wisp of peat smoke typical to unpeated Bunnas (yes, I wrote exactly that and I'm not drunk). When given liberal quantities of water this one even displays that slightly dirty greasiness I can find in the current 12. The only Bunna thing I haven't yet spotted is the nuttiness. The only major issue here is the finish. It's a little short and what it leaves behind is this ever so slightly metallic and gingery taste.

    [edit] I Tried a sample from an already finished bottle: I think I understand those who sampled this and didn't like it. This sample has developed a character of filthy smokiness, as if a bum's fire, with this noticeable chemical burn smell. Very odd that I didn't find this until now.

  6. The Macallan scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    There's a Bunna profile in there. I'm sorry, but this is not my favorite.
    • Nose
      Sherry, dried fruit, floral notes and briny
    • Taste
      Sherry, floral (grassy) and dry
    • Finish
      Dry, spicy

  7. Peter(TTMC) scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. squaadgras scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Note by SCOMA:

    Nose: Round, full, sweet and fruity - oaked and gristy.

    Palate: Chewy and mouth-coating, oily, barley`d and spiced.

    Finish: Warms deeply with crushed sugars, smoke and vanilla.

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