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Overall rating
89.72/100
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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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Whisky Reviews for Dunyvaig 1990 SS

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.72 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    my bottle is running low today it was a nice time...
    behind the dark raisins with dark chocolate and mocha is the bite of Islay with smoke and salt, hidden maritime echoes In the mouth and on the finish, he tells his age sweetens it with many moist fruity and spicy notes fogs the view with dust and smoke bitter sweet tea leaves make the farewell difficult It's a long, intense farewell a really beautiful whisky the last sip comes now I `m smiling it will be the most beautiful ...

  3. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A perfect example of dry sherry whisky, perfect balance, depth, work with a fortress, beauty in general; The Bunna, as I understand it, is either Brukladi (similar in style to 21YO).
    • Nose
      Dry, open, dry treated wood, dried fruits, mostly prunes; earthy and moldy sherry tones, leather goods, a variety of nuts, oily notes, light metallic tints, dried mushrooms, dried apples.
    • Taste
      Saturated, powerful, woody-sherry, dense pepper wave, pepper rather red, unsweetened dried fruits, leavened wort, burnt biscuits, everything is harmonious and cohesive.
    • Finish
      Prunes, oak, soft and rich, light bitterness from dark beer, leavened wort, dried apples, sourish pastille.

  4. p4blo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  5. ThS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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-86 /  https://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?)

  6. bennythemonster scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Dunyvaig 1990-2013, 23 years, 55.1% alc.
    Bottler: Silver Seal
    Expansion: Sherry Cask
    Region: Islay

    Nose: Spicy, smoky, slightly sweet and with an emphasis on the sherry barrel. Plums, orange marmalade on lightly toasted toast. Next to it a small campfire with driftwood, salt and stale black tea.

    Palate: Intense and full-bodied, here comes the sherry barrel full to wear. Sultanas, orange rings, pipe tobacco and milk chocolate, plus various grilled meats (meat and fish). Then very dry oak flavors, also a lot of cinnamon.

    Finish: Long, rears up like a wave and then hits full with sugared redcurrants, peat smoke and cinnamon. Behind it oak wood, which lasts for an eternity.

    Conclusion: really ingenious - Silver Seal in top form. The distillery is not called, I type either Lagavulin or Bunnahabhain.

    90/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 190 €)
    I thank Marcus Oelgemöller for sample and photo!
    Original article with photo: http://notesofmalt.de/notes-Islay-und-In...Jahre,-55,1-SS/

  7. ThS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Erik Elixer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tasted with Aby and JJ.

    I think it's a Bunna!
    • 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. 

  9. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very drinkable!
    • 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.

  10. Helgo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

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