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Overall rating
87.39/100
votes
40
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
04.02.2002
Bottled
12.02.2014
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
420
Number of bottles
665
Strength
57.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Mar 2014 12:06 pm by Ghostdog73
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 135.00

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40 × member ratings

72 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2002 SV

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.39 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 70 points Moderator

    • Nose
      68 68
    • Taste
      69 69
    • Finish
      69 69

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 70 points Moderator

    Unfortunately I'm not a fan of sweaty socks erm, sulphur, it's also a bit too drying for me.

    I recommend adding water galore
    • Nose
      Heavy sherry notes, dry oak, rubber, leather boots, a bit of sweaty socks (sulphur?), toffee, sugar cane, burned sugar, spices, cinnamon - hmm, let's see resp. taste
    • Taste
      Punchy, strong wood notes, rather dry, still leather boots and sweaty socks, some toffee notes, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      Long, burning, drying

  3. irrerelevant scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    intense, dirty, briny sherry malt, got some character, not easy, but worth a try, no water needed
    • Nose
      alcohol, intense aroma, sirupy sweetness, raisins, dried date, touch of peat smoke, sherry, briny, 
    • Taste
      alcohol, sherry sweetness, thick, briny, intense oak, chocolate, then those fruity aromas from the nose, winy mouthfeel, gunpowder, licorice, prickles, partially fermented young wine
    • Finish
      long, briny, oak, dry, peat smoke again

  4. FernetBranco scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    For the issue price of about 70 euros was the Ok. The partly outstanding reviews "initial taste", "body" and "finish" I can not quite share, but I tend to tend more to the bourbon barrels. From my point of view, this Bunnahabhain is slightly overrated by SV. Since I had much better - for significantly less money.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. cuhp scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind. It reminds me of a combination between A'Bunadh and Mortlach 16 (F&F) - but lower quality.
    • Nose
      Quite sharp with some sulphur. Oloroso and vegetables. After 10-20 minutes it becomes more balanced and complex with notes of chocolate, nuts and dried apricots.
    • Taste
      The taste seems not as edgy as the taste, but there is still sulphur. The main flavor is nuts. 
    • Finish
      It is like the sherry is over the top and filled with raisins and oloroso.

  6. Glennie scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Big
    Sherry nose. A brown sugar/burnt toffee kind of sweetness. Then I get some raisins
    and other dried fruits. Christmas cake spices. In the background there is a bit
    of soft woody notes and chocolate.

    Palate:
    Starts sweet and spicy. Clove and all spice. Then the fruit flavours become more
    dominant with raisins and some oranges or orange marmalade. A bit of nuts or
    almonds then some coffee and chocolate also appears.

    Finish: The
    sweetness disappears slowly and leaves the finish dry and spicy. Pleasant
    bitterness like what you have from dark chocolate or at good espresso. It is quite
    a long finish.

    Overall: I
    really like this one. Without water the alcohol is a bit too much in the
    foreground. Perhaps there is a very faint burnt rubber note in the background,
    but it disappears completely with water and a bit of time in the glass. Then it
    is really great.  

  7. Glennie scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Fudge, orange, spices, butter scotch and some pepper.
    • Taste
      Meat spices, orange and floral - roses.
    • Finish
      Long with chocolate, some nutmeg, floral - lavender and pepper. Fudge, liquoirce, cloves and later raisins.

      Great finish!    

  9. irrerelevant scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Alcohol, strong aromas, sticky-sweet, raisins, dates, some smoke, sherry, maritime / salty, strong oak, chocolate, a little vinous in the mouth, honey, licorice, sparkling, New Year's bullfighter / gunpowder, Federweisser ... A fierce, dirty Sherrymalt, full of character, not easy, but a great, intense experience, I have not diluted.

  10. Toschi did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      Undiluted, the alcohol is superficial. After adding water slightly salty note (reminiscent of sea breeze), citrus. Behind are sweet, dark fruits (raisins, plums).
    • Taste
      Tried exclusively after adding water: The dark fruits come through first, here again a trace of ocean (salty), dark chocolate, walnut and black coffee.
    • Finish
      soft and warm

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