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Overall rating
89.63/100
votes
147
Whiskybase ID
WB46204
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Vintage
11.1987
Bottled
10.2013
Calculated age
25 years old
Casktype
Dark Sherry Cask
Casknumber
2557
Number of bottles
233
Strength
50.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 Nov 2013 1:50 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 240.00

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1987 Arc

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.63 points

  1. aphex scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The nose was great. I loved how the Pu-erh and sherry flavors mixed. The mouth was less interesting at first but the end of the glass was better, catching the nose. Overall a very good whisky.
    • Nose
      Dark fruits, red berries, raisins, gingerbread. With aeration, fresh vegetal and earthy notes, Pu-erh.
    • Taste
      Bitter attack. Oranges, chocolate, gingerbread. With time, less bitter and a nice sweetness appears with red berries notes.
    • Finish
      Medium, oaky, orangey notes, drying.

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This one tastes more mature than its actual age, I'd guess around 35 years old.
    • Nose
      Sherry, oak, nutmeg, chocolate, caramel, banana, vanilla, cherry, plum, cinnamon, cloves, raisins and orange. Great nose.
    • Taste
      Sherry, oak, mocha, prunes, nutmeg and orange. Light sulphur.
    • Finish
      Sherry, prunes, cinnamon, nutmeg and dates. Pretty long.

  3. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Very round, very tasty sherry. Raspberry, pumpkin, and a touch of iodine. Icing sugar. Blueberries, currants. Grenadine. Very ripe quetsches. Hazelnuts, peanuts, cashews. With a pinch of salt. With the addition of water, the sherry becomes deeper, spicier, more earthy. Freshly waxed leather. Blackcurrant jelly, grape pudding. A shadow of smoke. A little lemon water. The impression of having your mouth full of blackberries, to choke on them. Lie-de-vin, land of heather. At the end it becomes leafy, laurel I would say. Then it turns to fermented fruits. On the palate where the wood stands out, a humid, spongy wood, with spices and vinous reflections, on muscat grapes and strawberries. Dark chocolate, hazelnut coffee. Very sweet finish, but long, persistent, stuffed with red fruits, even exotic, cranberries, kumquat, prickly pear. Blood orange. Tannins. Dates on the tip of the tongue.

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    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. junike scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Whisky Notes: 90

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  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  7. prestonclub scored this whisky 100 points Expert Senior

    the perfect combination of sherry and peat navigates us through 4 different type of tastes... incredibly well balanced

  8. prestonclub scored this whisky 100 points Expert Senior

    the perfect combination of sherry and peat navigates us through 4 different type of tastes... incredibly well balanced

  9. Falnor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very big and dark chocolate aged bunna. If you like dark sherry this your dram.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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