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Bunnahabhain 2003

Overall rating
87.33/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sgeul Na Mara
Vintage
20.02.2003
Bottled
19.03.2013
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
79
Number of bottles
606
Strength
60.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Feis Ile 2013
Added on
26 May 2013 11:04 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 300,00

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2003

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.33 points

  1. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A big sherried Islay whisky. The nose
    and the palate deliver delicate, intense and multi-layered flavours.
    Nice interplay of sherry sweetness, dark fruitiness,
    warming spiciness, fresh sea air and lingering saltiness. Quite
    enjoyable neat despite the high alcohol content. The perfect companion to a sea
    salt dark chocolate bar. 
    I thank Björn Lahmann from Whiskyplaza for the sample!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/tasting-notes-english/bunnahabhain/

    • Nose
      Lovely sweet start on the nose with sherry, dates and raisins, followed
      by dark fruits and a bit of toffee. Fresh with sea air, some oak, hints
      of damped wood and
      leathery notes. A touch of cinnamon, pepper and salted nuts in
      the back.
    • Taste
      Bold and rich on the palate. Big and mouth coating with sherry
      sweetness, Christmas cake, caramel and dried dark fruits, accompanied by
      an intense warming spiciness
      of oak, black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a whiff of cardamom.
      Becomes slightly astringent towards the finish with subtle bitter
      walnuts and tannins.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, creamy sweet, dry and pleasantly warming with
      toffee, spiced oak, bitter dark chocolate, damped wood and a touch of
      salt.
      With water: Stays sweet on the nose by adding a
      splash of water while more sea air is coming to the fore. Fresh and
      fruity. Sweet and creamy on the palate where the bold
      spiciness is significantly tamed. Damped wood and leathery notes
      are nicely mixed with delicate malted barley. The finish is a bit
      shorter, creamy sweet with caramel and a lingering nuttiness
      on the tail.

  2. granella2003 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Christmas cake, marzipan, chocolate orange and a touch of sea air
    • Taste
      Big
      and mouth coating with spicy, sherried pecans and salted peanuts.
    • Finish
      Rich,
      lingering saltiness.

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