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Overall rating
89.12/100
votes
70
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 20
Vintage
1987
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
121
Strength
49.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Mar 2014 5:24 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 210,28

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1987 MBa

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.12 points

  1. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Buttery, spice, floral, chocolate, nutty, minty, banana, light smoke
    • Taste
      91 91
      Milk chocolate, honey, florals, oily
    • Finish
      92 92
      Oily, milk chocolate, sweet spice, faint smoke. Nice long finish

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Bright and vibrant flower-lemon mole with an admixture of tropical fruits, an excellent balance, richness of shades and tastes reduced to a single whole.
    • Nose
      Dense, saturated, flower-lemon tones, lollipops, apples, malt, rhubarb, pineapple, chalk, cream, cookies with the smell of melted milk, in the background - notes of varnish and carpentry.
    • Taste
      Continuation of flavor, flavored with a powerful pepper-ginger wave, light sweetness with pleasant sourness.
    • Finish
      Sweet and sour, oak, tropical fruits, cream tones, boiled sugar.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Bram84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Titi94 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Whiskynotes.be (March 28, 2014):Nose: very coastal but quite fruity at the same time. Sweet grapefruit, apple peel, hints of peaches. The some walnuts and lemon, as well as faint verbena and linseed oil. Maybe a Fino butt. Some leafy notes. Gets fruitier (slightly tropical) with water.Mouth: relatively fruity again, gooseberries, apples and lemon sweets. Mid-palate there is a big boost of brine and mineral notes, accompanied by ginger and peppery oak, even some curry. Comes down nicely on vanilla custard with lingering fruits. Again a slight earthy touch.Finish: long, fairly neutral, with cereal notes, soft cinnamon and banana.Comments: a complex Bunna, fruity and coastal at the same time. It looks like most of these 1987 casks have a relatively low sherry influence (not the usual Oloroso type in any case).Score: 88/100

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