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Bunnahabhain XVIII

Overall rating
85.86/100
votes
246
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5029704215393
Added on
08 Oct 2007 6:00 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 174,90

21 × in wishlist

246 × member ratings

461 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain XVIII

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.86 points

  1. Dris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  2. LeChiffre scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Beautiful powerful and very sherrylastiger Malt. Only the clear spicy and the bitter-bitter oak flavors in the finish are a bit dominant. Overall, but a great treat. At the price or under it there are good alternatives for me.
    • Nose
      85 85
      distinct sherry note; Sweet; Dried fruit; Caramel; spices; in the background maritime notes
    • Taste
      86 86
      strong; very spicy (slightly peppery); Sherry; to slightly fruity and tart-sweet (dried fruit); Oak clearly noticeable; maritime character
    • Finish
      85 85
      spicy; distinct oak flavors; dry and slightly bitter-bitter; behind something salty

  3. larswehmeier scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty whisky, which is a lot of fun, especially when verriechen.
    • Nose
      Heavy sweet sherry. Dark caramel or toffee. Chocolate and raisins. A little wood. Roasted nuts. A touch of leather.
    • Taste
      Gentle start with a fresh, slightly salty sea breeze. But then comes the sherry and puts down everything with heavy sweetness, lots of chocolate and some oak. Very pleasant and caressing.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium to long. Here the oak shows something of its bitterness. Even the toffee is spicier.

  4. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    a bit thin, but complex and interesting; I would have to try again
    • Nose
      Earthy, forest soil, moist foliage, smoke, vanilla, raisins, plums, herbs, honey, nutty
    • Taste
      thin, malty-spicy, pepper, orange, lemon, plums, leather, earthy, nutmeg, cinnamon, smoke, hazelnuts, walnuts, skin of peels, honey, liquorice and black tea
    • Finish
      medium length, herbs, liquorice, earthy, lemon, leather

  6. malthead-sven scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    In and of themselves not bad, but loses clearly against the new edition with 46.3% which I had in parallel in the glass, this one is lighter and has significantly less sherry influence than his successor
    • Nose
      grassy and lemony, then comes mild sherry and wood, compared to the new 18er he looks a bit more acidic nose, vanilla, yogurt with apple pieces, somehow a little glue, later even pretzel
    • Taste
      floral-spicy, orange fruit ice lolly, altogether mild with a bit of softwood
    • Finish
      long and clear again sherry, warms mild but quite a long time

  7. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    as with the 12 year old, this is a
    nice whisky, even better now that they’ve upped it to 46.3% abv
    • Nose
      deep damp red wood, sherry, hint of
      saltiness, spices, rich honey, spirity,
      smoke, toffee, very light black vinegar sour, dried fruits
    • Taste
      a bit thin, salty, fruity sweet,
      damp wood, raisins, dried plums, orange peel
    • Finish
      medium, dark fruits, neutral
      sweetness, light nutty grassy sweetness at the back followed by malty sugar

  9. AAA scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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