Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Fresh American Oak
Batch 9
46.3 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
P031554 L5 13:42 13192
Added on
25 Jul 2013 2:07 pm

Average value

€ 108.04

9 × in wishlist

95 × member ratings

152 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain Darach Ùr

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.73 points

  1. Gloin scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The smell is fresh and I like the pronounced vanilla in it. As is often the case, this whisky is less complex in the mouth, but it consistently continues the impression of the smell. Also the finish adapts. A nice whisky, which, however, carries no trait of Bunnahabhain in itself and shows little recognition.
    • Nose
      Immediately vanilla and the smell of sweet yellow apples rise into the nose, a distant memory of apple seed, honey and now also with a light citrus note, all soft and rather sweet, at the end some grass and wood are added, but the vanilla dominates. The light acidity of the apple and citrus notes have an appetizing effect.
    • Taste
      A soft, creamy body and a gentle onset with hints of sweet bread dough leads to notes of white pepper, tender oak and vanilla. The fruit notes from the nose are also there, but weaker pronounced.
    • Finish
      Also on the finish is the vanilla, somewhat bitter now, combined with a slightly bitter note, but not of chocolate, but rather of beer, medium long.

  2. ezioaudit scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

  3. Koalafant scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Mild and assertive, but not better than the 12-year-old.
    • Nose
      Oak, alcohol, lemongrass, light honey
    • Taste
      spicy, oak, caramel, sweet, vanilla
    • Finish
      short and spicy, develops slight but pleasant bitterness

  4. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I miss him with the special something that I could dock on. He flits so through, does not hurt, but it is rather unsettling.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Bright fruits and a salty breeze from the sea. There are candied pear pieces and green apples. A lot of vanilla. Honey.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Crème Brulée and marzipan. Chocolate and coffee beans. At the beginning still quite creamy, it quickly becomes dry and shows some wood. The focus is still on the chocolate note. Little fruit, only honey sweetness and vanilla.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Not very long, dry with malt, chocolate and sugar beet syrup.

  5. oppi scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    vanilla honey caramel

  6. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nose and taste start high, but the finish is decline for me.
    • Nose
      Sweet, apple, vanilla, toffee and spicy oak
    • Taste
      Sweet. Vanilla, raisins, spices
    • Finish
      Not too long, drying, spicy

  7. Myst111 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Although not very varied and he has no surprises ... but it is a good solid whisky, which has no real weaknesses.
    • Nose
      Oak, vanilla in the background some apricot,
    • Taste
      first very sweet, then vanilla then wooden barrel. Finally, a more typical Bourbon flavor. Mild and pleasant creamy.
    • Finish
      long finish very dry. I can only confirm that with the glass of water after a sip.

  8. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    This Bunna, for the travel retail segment, matured on new American oak. It is surprisingly dark.
    That new American oak offers quite some sweetness on the nose, in the guise of vanilla, baked apples, overripe banana and farmer’s butter. Sweeter than expected, I must say. There is also quite a bit of ginger and hints of oak – all of it within limits. Nice, inviting nose.
    The body is rather light and now the cask clearly takes the reins. Still sweet on vanilla custard with raisins, but the ginger and pepper become very loud. The woodspices are king, that much is clear. And it prevents the true Bunna character to remain hidden, which is a bit of a pity.
    The finish can be called long, but it leaves the mouth completely dry. So much so, that you will long for a glass of water. Surely that cannot be the goal?
    Just a tad too much influence of the cask in my (not so) humble opinion.

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The sweet nose is nice, but I don't really like the finish. 83/84.
    • Nose
      Apple, almond, vanilla, peach candy, strawberry, caramel
    • Taste
      Almond, caramel, apple, strawberry, vanilla and peanut.
    • Finish
      Almond and a little peanut.

  10. Ciro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87


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