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Overall rating
89.73/100
votes
110
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Silver Seal (SS)
Bottling serie
Special Bottling
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
46
Number of bottles
434
Strength
55.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Dunyvaig Castle
Barcode
8054242580310
Added on
07 Feb 2014 12:52 pm by checkpointuk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 299,00

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Tastingtags

17 Notes

St. Pauli
Connoisseur St. Pauli Tasting note
27 Sep 2017 2:31 pm
St. Pauli gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

There is a light level of peat in the nose. Further, oxidising grapes (oloroso), dried fig, sultanas, balsamico, and demerara sugar. Then, there is a huge load of earthy influences: aniseed, liquorice, tobacco, cough syrup (thyme). 

Taste

Sweet, salt and sour (umami!). Balsamico, cough syrup, liquorice, fennel seed, figs, and eucalyptus.

Finish

Very long, lingering, perfectly sweet and sour (balsamico), salty, with dried fish, dried fruits, and still this earthy influence.

Comments

An exceptional dram, it almost reminds me of the good Arbegs from the mid '70s.

Cheers! Paul
ASWhisky
Connoisseur ASWhisky Note
22 Oct 2015 9:13 pm
ASWhisky gave this whisky 91 points

meine Flasche geht wohl heute zur Neige
es war eine schöne Zeit...

hinter den dunklen Rosinen mit Bitterschokolade und Mokka 
steckt der Biss von Islay
mit Rauch und Salz, versteckten maritimen Anklängen
im Mund und im Abgang erzählt er sein Alter 
versüßt es mit vielen feuchten fruchtigen und würzigen Noten
vernebelt die Sicht mit Staub und Rauch
bitter süße Teeblätter machen den Abschied schwer
es ist ein langer intensiver Abschied
ein wirklich wunderschöner Whisky 
der letzte Schluck kommt jetzt
ich lächele
es wird bestimmt der schönste ...
unforgettable whisky takes you on a journey, gives you new dreams, awakens your forgotten dreams, moves you out of time.....
Calmar
Expert Senior Calmar Tasting note
25 Sep 2017 2:06 pm
Calmar gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose
Сухой, открытый, сухая обработанная древесина, сухофрукты, в основном чернослив; земляные и заплесневелые хересные тона, кожгалантерея, разнообразные орехи, маслянистые нотки, лёгкие металлические оттенки, сушёные грибы, сушёные яблоки.


Taste

Насыщенный, мощный, древесно-хересный, плотная перечная волна, перец скорее красный, несладкие сухофрукты, квасное сусло, жжёные сухари, всё гармонично и слитно.

Finish
Чернослив, дуб, мягко и насыщенно, лёгкая горчинка от тёмного пива, квасное сусло, пересушенные яблоки, кисловатая пастила.


Comments

Прекрасный образец сухого хересного виски, идеальный баланс, глубина, работа с крепостью, красота в общем; Бунна, как я понимаю, либо Брукладди (похоже по стилю на 21YO ).

p4blo
Expert Senior p4blo Tasting note
18 Apr 2016 1:05 pm
p4blo gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

A classical sherry bomb on the darker side - dark chocolate, cocoa beans, espresso, tobacco leaves, mon cherie cherries, orange peel, strawberry marmelade. No off notes, no peat. Excellent nose.

Taste

The fruity marmelade becomes more apparent, but other than that it's the continuation from the coffee notes with mocca and roasted coffee beans dominating over the notes of chocolate and toffee.

Finish

Medium long, not overly dry, but rather bitter, espresso style.

Comments

Not too complex, but a very nice dram for coffee lovers.

ThS
Expert Senior ThS Note
22 Oct 2015 10:43 am
ThS gave this whisky 88 points

Massimo Righi (founder of Silver Seal) told me IT IS NOT A BUNNAHABHAIN... so, what could it be? Dunyvaig castle is at the end of the Lagavulin bay and you can see the ruins of it from the distillery.

So, logically, IT COULD BE A LAGAVULIN.

But it could also, AND MORE PROBABLY BE AN ARDBEG:

1. The Dunyvaig 1996 SS is told to be an Ardbeg in Lion's Whisky Webshop and the owner, Diego Sandrin, is a friend of Massimo Righi from Silver Seal...

2. In the eighties and nineties, between two closures, some unpeated malt was distilled at Ardbeg for a third party, and this Dunyvaig is clearly unpeated... (For example of rather lightly peated Ardbeg: https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/1629/ardbeg-1990-cask-86https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/63/ardbeg-1980-kildalton ). The fact that it is unpeated could also explain that it is undisclosed because Ardbeg is associated with peat and because it is not exactly an Ardbeg, but possibly some whisky distilled at Ardbeg, which is not exactly the same thing, isnt'it?)


bennythemonster
Expert Senior bennythemonster Note
15 Oct 2015 4:27 pm
bennythemonster gave this whisky 90 points
Dunyvaig 1990-2013, 23 Jahre, 55,1% alc.
Abfüller: Silver Seal
Ausbau: Sherry Cask
Region: Islay

Nase: Würzig, rauchig, leicht süß und mit Betonung auf das Sherryfass. Pflaumen, Orangenmarmelade auf leicht angebranntem Toast. Daneben ein kleines Lagerfeuer mit Treibholz, zudem Salz und abgestandener Schwarztee.

Gaumen: Intensiv und vollmundig, hier kommt das Sherryfass voll zu tragen. Sultaninen, Orangenringe, Pfeifentabak und Milchschokolade, dazu diverses Grillgut (Fleisch & Fisch). Danach sehr trockene Eichenaromen, zudem viel Zimt.

Abgang: Lang, bäumt sich wie eine Welle auf und schlägt dann mit gezuckerten Johannisbeeren, Torfrauch und Zimt voll zu. Dahinter Eichenholz, welches eine Ewigkeit anhält.

Fazit: Richtig genial - Silver Seal in Hochform. Die Brennerei wird zwar nicht genannt, ich tippe mal entweder Lagavulin oder Bunnahabhain.

90/100 Punkte (verkostet 2015, ca. 190 €)
Ich danke Marcus Oelgemöller für Probe und Foto!
Originalbeitrag mit Foto: http://notesofmalt.de/notes-Islay-und-In…Jahre,-55,1-SS/
Homepage: www.notesofmalt.de
ThS
Expert Senior ThS Note
19 Aug 2015 6:06 pm
ThS gave this whisky 88 points

Same as this one:
https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/69414/dunyvaig-1990-ss
590 bottles for the both bottlings.

Erik Elixer
Connoisseur Erik Elixer Tasting note
02 Mar 2015 9:33 pm
Erik Elixer gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Liquorice, some sulphur, earthy and rum. Fruity and some smoke.

Taste

Full with some syrup, earthy - mushrooms and pickle - silver union. 

Finish

Biscuits, liquorice and coffee - mocca. 

Comments

Tasted with Aby and JJ.

I think it's a Bunna!

P.A.O.K.you_are
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are Tasting note
13 Feb 2015 9:55 pm
P.A.O.K.you_are gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

fruity, red fruits like apples and pomegranates, chocolate, sugar, caramel, soft sherry and marzipan. Raisins and hints of leather.

Taste

sweet and dry taste, coffee, chocolate, soft sherry, orange, raisins and hazelnuts. Very balanced.

Finish

coffee, caramel, raisins and sugar.

Comments

Very drinkable!

Helgo
Connoisseur Helgo Review note
06 Jan 2015 9:32 am
Helgo gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.5
Nose
91
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
88
Presentation
91
Christian = Sammelbegriff

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