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Overall rating
89.27/100
votes
214
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whisky-Doris (WD)
Vintage
05.1980
Bottled
11.2013
Stated Age
33 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
92
Number of bottles
460
Strength
45.6 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
17 Jan 2014 11:26 am by dankin
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 545.00

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214 × member ratings

211 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1980 WD

48 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.27 points

  1. whiskycuse scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/bunnahabhain-19802013-sherry-butt-92-whisky-doris-456-vol/

  2. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    wonderfull long sherry matured maritime whisky..with the mocha flavours being quite strong and satisfying..

    92
    • Nose
      honey, orange chocolate cake with hot chocolate orange sauce, wood polish, old furniture , maritime, a whiff of wood smoke, earthy,mint
    • Taste
      a bit woody and citrusy and then tones of mocha, dark chocolate,old books, espresso, tiramisu cake ,maritime, orange liquer, mint chocolate, cinamon
    • Finish
      earthy, with mocha and slightly citrusy and maritime ..very long and very nice

  3. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    In the nose a typical Bunna, very interesting, dirty and complex, in the mouth clearly shows the age, very complex with a lot of oak, the finish comes aprubt and dry
    • Nose
      maritime and musty, a typical Bunna, light dirty smoke, iodine, wet straw, raisins, rather heavy, leather like in the shoe factory, in the background mint, spicy oak, overall rather dry than sweet, after the first sip then lovely, it comes Honey in addition
    • Taste
      Oily, with distinct sherry aromas, raisins, peach and quince, slightly sweet on the palate, a lot of leathery oak, spicy, straw, also salty maritime, rather mild with a light iodine smoke
    • Finish
      the finish is quite one-sided, the mouth is covered, dry and bitter, slightly smoky, medium long

  4. ASWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    a very nice to enjoy whisky
    he has the Bunnahabhain character
    but much finer and subtler than a younger one
    soft and flattering in the mouth and on the finish
    with beautiful flavor that is well matched
    harmonious and stylish

    Yes, I am in Heaven

    Ranking: 1.Abgang, 2.Nase and mouth
    • Nose
      medicinal salt liquorice
      Mango, oak, some salt
      a lot of dark malt with sweetness and a nice coffee note
    • Taste
      again the nice cool start of Bunnahabhain
      This time very soft and subtle
      a splash of dark beer
      beautiful malty notes fill the mouth
      become chocolaty and spread sweetness
      on the tongue is a touch of oak
    • Finish
      long
      a fine hint of mango in chocolate powder
      spicy oak on the palate
      flowery sweetness
      and he keeps coming back
      with a flowery tobacco sweetness
      very beautiful

  5. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    the data promised more than can be kept here, too bad. Perhaps one of the last reasonably affordable (€ 170) Bunnas in this age group.
    • Nose
      surprisingly unspectacular, could as well have been a 20-year-old: a lot of orange, a lot of raisins, some salt, the usual slightly dirty Bunna Sherryote just. After a while in the glass it becomes fruity, but no real fruit bomb.
    • Taste
      extremely full-bodied, a lot of chocolate, unfortunately also very soon a lot of oak, quite bitter.
    • Finish
      even more bitter, but at least quite long ...

  6. nallacam scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tasted it twice, very good Bunna, blind tasting I rated it a little worse.
    If it takes some time, then it unfolds really well.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. zormik scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Opeth83 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very nice old profile, but little too sweet for my taste. Finish is very long!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Soft and light nose on wood, vanilla and fresh fruits. Later, it gets a little bit too much, leaving only vanilla. Attack gently on spices, which then leave to express essentially vanilla, with a pleasant texture. Easy to drink despite an integration of alcohol perfectible. Final not very expressive, but rather long however.

    Enthusiasm 3/5

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