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Overall rating
89.28/100
votes
35
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
12.12.1987
Bottled
25.05.2013
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
2785
Number of bottles
238
Strength
49.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Jun 2013 5:06 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 189,00

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35 × member ratings

43 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1987 AD

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.28 points

  1. alectron scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Sijngle dram. Blind tasting, 08.10.16
    • Nose
      sherry, sweet, some rubber, cotton candy, leather, granite, grapes. (90)
      Later: Mineral & dry aspects increase (89)
    • Taste
      sherry, coating, prickly, dark, raisins. (92)
    • Finish
      more sherry & raisins, drying/tannins. (91)

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample. The nose is the best part of it.
    • Nose
      Prune, cherry, fermenting cantaloupe melon, raisin, apple juice and chocolate. Beautiful nose, towards a 90-score.
    • Taste
      Prune, cherry, raisin, caramel, pepper, chocolate, peat and leather.
    • Finish
      Prune, caramel, cherry, leather, chocolate, melon and peat.

  3. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 238 bottles from cask no. 2785

    Another rare and venerable single Spanish oak ex-sherry hogshead from Bunnahabhain. Beautiful pinkish polished rosewood colour.  The beading is small, lingering and remarkably good for its naturally low strength. A mix of reconstituted dried fruits including cherries and angelica, with mellow base notes of Friar’s balsam and treacle toffee.  Teak oil comes through with time and a surprising phenolic development. Reducing the strength, it develops a distinctly salty character with salt liquorice and molasses, and a lingering sweetness from the sherry influence. The finish is long, as you would expect, drying like an old fruit cake and a whiff of disappearing 2 stroke exhaust (like a passing Vespa).

  5. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    interesting classic profile with some ashes
    • Nose
      dried fruits, dusty, leather, chipolata fruits, dates, orange, some ashes, spices and syrup
    • Taste
      full sherry fruits, orange, honey, woody, caramel and again a nice hint of ashes
    • Finish
      creamy, citrus, syrup and later spices - cloves and pepper

  6. Dr.Nose scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    N: Clear wood tones, spicy and some light sherry tones as well.

    T: Again influences of wood (slightly bitterness), sweet tones of sherry and spiciness.

    F: Long and spicy.

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