- Single Malt
- Douglas Laing (DL)
- Bottling serie
- Old Malt Cask
- Stated Age
- 11 years old
- Sherry Butt
- DL 9428
- Number of bottles
- 50.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 20 Mar 2013 6:51 pm
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
- 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.
- 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.
 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.
- There's a Bunna profile in there. I'm sorry, but this is not my favorite.
Sherry, dried fruit, floral notes and briny
Sherry, floral (grassy) and dry
- 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.