Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whisky-Doris (WD)
Stated Age
33 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
45.6 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
17 Jan 2014 11:26 am by dankin
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 545.00

59 × in wishlist

218 × member ratings

213 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1980 WD

50 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.25 points

  1. whiskycuse scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:


  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..

    • 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
      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. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Old fat sherried Bunna, nice notes of old sherry and old bottly style altogether, damp cardboard boxes, stewed plums, etc. Wonderful stuff, maybe not entirely clean but fits the overall malt very well.

  7. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. nallacam scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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

  9. zormik scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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


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