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Overall rating
88.77/100
votes
73
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
Berrys'
Vintage
1987
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
2462
Strength
49.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010493035040
Bottled for
Whisky Import Nederland
Added on
22 Feb 2014 10:26 am by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 194,73

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73 × member ratings

59 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1987 BR

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.77 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Terrific Bunna, complex, very fruity and well balanced. My initial tasting notes were taken from a sample. March 2019 I have opened the bottle and as I spend some time with it, it is becoming even more appealing.
    • Nose
      90 90
      A very fruity and rich nose. Peach, apricot, pineapple, some mango, strawberry fraisier, creamy, waxy, vanilla, a slighty floral honey note, sultana raisins, nutty (mainly almonds), cardamom and a little cinnamon. After a while also a shortbread cookie note pops up.
    • Taste
      91 91
      A continuing fruitiness with peach, apricot, pineapple and citrus notes. A fruitcake sweetness with layers of honey and caramelized apples, also some mild spiciness with pepper and ginger. Great, just great.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium to long: honied sweetness, dried peaches, citrus and a subtle drying wood spiciness. Maybe just a little underwhelming compared to the experience of nose and taste.

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The oak tannins are kept in check by the waxiness and fruits. The quality is undeniable—great whisky that's bottled at its peak.
    • Nose
      Subtle vanilla with some cherry notes and orange zest sprinkled on top, but overall rather focused on stone fruits like mango, peach and mostly nectarine. Slightly waxy too. Also, honey. Really good!
    • Taste
      Creamy, waxy stuff with loads of fruitiness, similar to the nose, but with a few citrus fruits thrown in. Subtle tannins go hand in hand with honey and vanilla.
    • Finish
      A hint of menthol and tobacco, slightly dry. Medium in length.

  3. keizerjos scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Orange touch of color supports the full nose with orange, Human Children, this whisky smells good. Berries and tropical fruit, apricot, deep sweet perfume, the nose is simply overwhelming. No trace of alcohol. Very subtle vanilla aromas. Perhaps the tastiest smelling whisky I ever had before me.
    I almost dare not drink it - but still. Beeswax, but quickly dry. Apple, sour in the distance. Cookies. Pepper, too. It is a Bunna, but the peat described by Berry's and others is only in the aftertaste, glows slightly afterwards. The aftertaste can also be described as beautiful and complicated; cake batter, banana, resin, vanilla. What a whisky.

  4. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Rien scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Falnor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Very good. Sweet and little fruity. There is some kind of Clynelish waxyness in here. Slight salty too. With a drop of water there is more toffee and caramel to be found.

    Taste:
    Sweet and again waxy. Freshly cut wood, a little tannic. But here are a lot of fruits to be found.

    Body:
    Full and waxy

    Finish:
    medium length. A little tropical fruitiness. It fades away with a bit of tannines.

    Price:
    Don't know, this was a sample

    Presentation:
    Don't know, this was a sample.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Melon, vanilla, tropical fruit, graan, 

    Taste: soft and sweet, creamy

    finish: light tropical fruit, some bitterness added
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

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