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Overall rating
80.57/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Chester Whisky & Liqueur Company (CWL)
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
222
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 May 2013 1:56 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89,00

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1997 CWL

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.57 points

  1. Koalafant scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Balanced balance between smoke and sherry, alcohol well integrated.
    88/100
    • Nose
      Pleasantly smoky with ethereal-fresh notes. Restrained but beautiful fruit notes.
    • Taste
      Sweet smoky with dates and raisins. Slightly resinous.
    • Finish
      Long and round with subtle bitterness

  2. nulty scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Peanut butter with caramel and peat ... Dry peat.
    • Taste
      The same thing with vinegar (which is not as unpleasant as it looks). Thick and covering, but too much alcohol.
    • Finish
      Spices and wood.

  3. Franzman scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    The nose is intense peat, smoke, fried fish even, it dominates everything. is not really my nose. The taste is the same as the nose, a peat bomb that goes off ... after a while you taste the scherry but the smoke peat continues to dominate, it is full and round, long aftertaste. not dirty but certainly not my whisky. 77 points

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur


    Chester has bottled good and better whisky, but this one if absolutely not my
    quaich of uisge. Around 75 EUR.
    • Nose


      On the nose: oh, boy, this is sauerkraut in the
      extreme! Smoked sausage and bacon on the BBQ, mustard seed and, basically, that
      is it. These aromas are truly overpowering and leave no room for anything else.
      Well, maybe some mashed patatoes with leeks. Surprising, but hardly great in my
      book. Maybe I should add a little water? Nope, it still does not work for me.
    • Taste


      Creamy and mildly burnt on the palate. No, this is not
      my kind of dram. The smoked sausage is turning black on the BBQ. Luckily a few
      sweeter elements emerge to rectify the situation somewhat. Think sweetened
      espresso and dades wrapped in bacon. With water I also get some nuts, but this
      dram cannot be saved.
    • Finish


      The finish is long and smoky and the only part of the
      whisky that I truly like.

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