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Overall rating 65 votes 91.51
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whiskyman (TWm)
Bottling serie
The Birthday Dram
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
40 years old
Number of bottles
155
Strength
48.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Nov 2013 8:52 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 427,25

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 23
Taste 23
Finish 23
Balance 23

Tastingtags

14 Notes

jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
11 Aug 2017 9:52 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 91 points

https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/flash-flood-friday-old-rare-samples-2/

I had this at TWE O&R show and just had to take a little more home to re-savour. I scored it 90 points at the time.

  • N: Its one of those ‘aah’ drams, perfectly-sweet & creamy, served with a supreme fruit salad [strawberries, apples, melons, papaya,…], custard creams and pastries galore - all of it waxed-up like apples & pears prepared for a Green Grocer display. Add a few herbs [marjoram, spearmint perhaps], sweet dandelion & burdock, other floral fragrant delights, ginger beer, sweet prune juice, dates,… you get the picture. In short, a heavenly aromatic/fragrant, tropical fruit-basket>herbal candle.
  • T: I didnt take this home for ‘under-the-microscope’ scrutiny, i simply wanted to enjoy more of its 'super-happy place'.
  • F: Aside from the [tropical] elixir-sweet fruit basket, theres a key counter note of bitter-sour dunnage & sweet-bitter mandarin citrus running underneath - one which naturally belies this malts true grand age.
  • C: And what of age, and score for that matter? - just a number, thats what. Joy in a glass right here, a fine way to celebrate life [starting] at 40.

Scores an A[-]

jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
02 Mar 2017 7:12 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 91 points

This was bottled by four Flemish friends to celebrate their 40th birthday’s, two of which were manning the Whiskyman stand at the Old & Rare weekend in Glasgow. With only 155 bottles in total split between them, it’s a treat to be trying this - not least because 2013 was also my 40th year and Bunnahabhain remains one of my heart distilleries.



N: Papaya & mango alongside a myriad of other waxed fruits & flora and then all the bananas - especially those small sweet ones you get in abundance down in Trivandrum.


T: There’s more tropical-ness embodied in a succulent saline<waxy<nectar mix, creating an intoxicating palate and moorish mouthfeel. I love this, it’s right up my street.


F: It keeps on exuding it’s elixir - 40yo yet forever young.


C: Thanks Billy, a real treat. And that’s close on day 1. Full report: WLP



Scores an A-

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Note
09 Jan 2017 1:48 am
lincolnimp gave this whisky 91 points
Having some water with it this time.
With a few drops of water there is even more fizz and its creamy and fruity with it.
The main thing is the bitterness has completely gone and its quite thick now.
Yeah this is a great old Bunna.
My score goes up to 92p.
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
11 Dec 2016 1:38 am
lincolnimp gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91.2
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
93
Finish
92
Price
90
Presentation
90
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Tasting note
11 Dec 2016 1:37 am
lincolnimp gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Wet grass, hay, lime, cream & jam sponge, mango, peach and hints of orange marmalade.

Taste
Very fizzy on the tongue and there are some ham notes with a slight bitterness from the wood which is expected at this age. Hints of brine.
Cold sweet tea, lemon, hints of menthol
Finish

Good medium length, getting sweeter with the fruit taking its time to come through

Comments

Bottled maybe slightly a year or two too late but that's being picky, this is an excellent aged Bunna.

hans1971
Expert Senior hans1971 Review note
15 Nov 2016 1:17 pm
hans1971 gave this whisky 92 points

De topper van de Bunna-tasting part III (2015) van Ruud

Weighted Rate
92.1
Nose
92
Initial taste
93
Body
92
Finish
93
Price
90
Presentation
91
Hans Bolt
ShiningLink
Member Senior ShiningLink Tasting note
28 Jun 2016 10:12 pm
ShiningLink gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Smells a bit young and grassy at first, but quickly gets fruitier (ripe summer fruits) with a mineral side that adds depthness.

Taste

Tastes old, yet very fruity, still with this mineral side that makes it very enjoyable

Finish

Rather long, on the same profile.

Comments

Simply excellent

Peter(TTMC)
Expert Senior Peter(TTMC) Review note
18 Nov 2015 9:54 pm
Peter(TTMC) gave this whisky 93 points
Weighted Rate
92.5
Nose
94
Initial taste
93
Body
91
Finish
92
Price
92
Presentation
93
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The Macallan
Expert Senior The Macallan Tasting note
08 Nov 2015 11:58 am
The Macallan gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Sweet, very exotic, fruity (pineapple), lime, vanilla

Taste

Light sweet, some exotic fruit, drying (oaky)

Finish

Warm, gentle, woordspices, spiced fruit and lingering

Comments

A briljant dram. The winner (for me) in a line up during a Bunna tasting on the 7th of November 2015.

Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
07 Nov 2015 11:41 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
92
Nose
93
Initial taste
93
Body
92
Finish
92
Price
90
Presentation
90
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