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Overall rating
87.28/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
C&S Dram Collection (C&S)
Bottling serie
Dram Senior
Vintage
20.10.1989
Bottled
25.02.2013
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Hogsheads
Casknumber
5709
Strength
41.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Apr 2013 6:12 pm
Non-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89,50

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20 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1989 C&S

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.28 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    old school
    solid
    • Nose
      nice soft bourboncask
      some glue, a lot of vanilla, caramelized
      Herbs, woodruff
      Dust, - a little sulfur
      whitecurrants
    • Taste
      cool and smooth on the lips
      then something bite
      but it will be quiet again - water
      soft caramelised wood, floral notes
      on the palate water note
    • Finish
      pleasant, light, sweet wood, vanilla,
      stale tobacco smoke in an old kiosk
      I never thought it would taste good

  2. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose is the clear leader. On the tongue, it is initially pleasantly spicy and fruity, but unfortunately he says goodbye relatively quickly. I would have liked to stay longer.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Flowery, fruity and fresh - and in the background a small "gammelige" note, a little rancid (old gym bag), which does not detract from the fruity-fresh overall impression.
      Oranges and tangerines, lime, hazelnut, grated almonds, honey, a lot of vanilla, milk chocolate. The slightly rancid note is now almost gone, instead comes maritime freshness with salt. The initial cut flowers now come back stronger again.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Dry and not too strong start with nice spice and pleasantly reserved fruit sweetness. Mandarins, apricots, yellow apples, served on an oak board.
      Grainy, malty. Vanilla and honey. The old jersey was disposed of by the janitor.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, dry, oaky. White pepper. Vanilla. The fruit has already faded badly. At the back he looks cool with menthol.

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A great matured, old-fashioned whisky.
    • Nose
      The nose I find also flowery and slightly fruity, more classic apples, some honey, but a spicy oak note is there, then a little grassy, ​​but over time also a little sweet, more fruit, more compote. Then again the oak plank. Over time he becomes sweet and the second nose also shows the smoke.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, first tingling alcohol, then an instant surge of peat. No longer sweet and fruity, but harsh and spicy. A lot of oak and a nice smoke.
    • Finish
      The finish is dry, gently peaty, a lot of oak, a little tart, a little pepper and carbon dioxide. Slightly salty.

  4. Noface83 scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Nose: Flower nectar, a touch of the nearby fruit meadow blows over, the smell of slightly fermented sweet pear fruits lies in the air, vanilla and malt sweetness, old slightly wet weathered wood. Slightly acidic and a hint of smoky muff but not disturbing. With time in the glass, the malty sweetness and the honey becomes clearer.

    Taste / Departure: Edged starting, a lot of wood, dark honey, pear in the liquor, dried herbs and then only oak. The finish is medium long with neat wood - slightly smoky (really bitter and really as if you had bitten into a charred board), spicy honey softens that a bit and a pinch of black pepper comes at the very back. At the second sip it becomes creamier and one gets used to the wood milder and sweeter, even on the finish comes some Turkish honey and thyme added. The oak, of course, remains violent.

    Beautiful "Old School" whisky that comes very solid therefore - for people the oak like a dream drop at the price.

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