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Overall rating
86.00/100
vote
1
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Vintage
20.10.1989
Bottled
11.11.2013
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
5753
Number of bottles
254
Strength
45.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 Jan 2014 9:00 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 111,89

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1989 DR

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    ‘Why bother?’
    N: Comes across as a fruity Speysider rather than a rugged Islay sea dog. Theres hints of Bunna’s dirty and oily idiosyncrasys but this is rather a light, clean nose. I miss the sherry influence and a touch of smoky peat i associate with the 12 and 18yo. What we have here is a spirit led malt with minuscule wood influence. The spirit is wine like with a chalky & flinty nature, honeyed and yeasty with vague but dense layers of vanilla malt. Its charming but otherwise simple and ultimately lacking.
    T: Full mouthful, peppery and zingy with lots of spirit still in its adolescence. Some cocoa is trying its best to materialise but the spirit is too dominant
    F: Lots of fresh vanillas, a few drops of acute citrus and lots more spirit.
    C: Reminds me of vintage 5yo Glen Grants. This must have been a dead cask which is a shame because theres good spirit here awaiting maturation. Its definitely drinkable, but why would you bother when the Ob 12yo and 18yo can offer so much, for less.

    Scores a C

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