Overall rating
Single Malt
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 20
Stated Age
26 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
49.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 Mar 2014 5:24 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 210,28

16 × in wishlist

70 × member ratings

65 × in collection

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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