Bunnahabhain 16-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Stated Age
16 years old
Manzanilla Sherry Wood Finish
Number of bottles
53.2 % Vol.
100 ml 700 ml
Added on
08 Dec 2008 5:26 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 241.50

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96 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 16-year-old

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.59 points

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wow, really strong. I really like it a lot.
    • Nose
      directly spicy sweet sherry, pepper, a little dirty, sweet oranges, roasted aromas, dark chocolate, almonds, maritime, slightly salty, espresso, opens up nicely with a little air
    • Taste
      beautiful, oily, full-bodied, dirty, greasy, sherry, raisins, oranges, nuts, roasted flavors, salt, some oak, espresso, dark chocolate, great mouthfeel, really good
    • Finish
      still very creamy, nuts, a little drier, slightly acidic, salt on the tip of the tongue, nut chocolate, dark chocolate, great

  2. sphinx scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  3. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I really liked it
    is challenging and complex
    unfortunately the finish with nose and palate cannot quite keep up
    • Nose
      neat leather !! really great, walnut, spicy, sherry, old well-kept wood !!, light cheese, good polish !!, green herbal spices, vanilla is coming
      with water: lemon, cinnamon
    • Taste
      leather again !!, polish, tart, old wood, slightly sulfur and rotten eggs, slightly very dark caramel, very spicy, raisins, oak
      with water: the wood gets through really well (so solid wooden furniture)
    • Finish
      light oak, tart, sherry, very spicy, slightly rotten oak

  4. Gere scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fruity sweet, raisins and also a hint of crème Bruille and dark chocolate.
      Also slightly salty over time.
    • Taste
      Sweet raisins and sherry notes. Maritime and salty notes come together
    • Finish
      The finish is medium sweet and still raisins and dried fruit.
      My bottle is about half full for 3 weeks. The initial bitter oak note in the finish is no longer available.

  5. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A pleasing single malt from Islay with a wonderful combination of sherry sweetness, warming spices and bitter walnut flavours. A typical Bunna. Water masks the sulfur-derived aromas on the nose without losing the delicious sweetness.

    • Nose
      The nose starts off with sherry, dark fruits, raisins and malted barley. Behind that sweetness, earthy notes of damp moss arrive, nicely mixed with roasted flavours and dark chocolate. Fragrant, with some burnt rubber and a whiff of smoke in the background.
    • Taste
      Bold and rich on the palate. Sweet, full of sherry and lingering raisins. Then slightly bitter with walnuts and a warming spicy mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, oak and white pepper. Hints of ginger and roasted malt towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium to long, creamy sweet, with a warming spicy touch of ginger and nutmeg.  Quite lingering, soothing on caramel and slightly bitter walnuts.

      With water: There's less sherry flavours coming through when a few drops of water are added. Still sweet with demerara sugar and raisins, while the burnt rubber aroma is tamed completely. Sweet on the palate with spices and bitter flavours of fruit and walnuts. Less strong than neat with dry oak towards the finish. The finish is medium long, sweet and creamy with a slightly warming touch of spices and dry oak.

  6. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Coffee Bunna. Very interesting, but one sample is enough. You can not drink that often.
    • Nose
      Coffee, dates, tobacco, cigar box, chocolate, a bit mushy, damp forest soil, with the addition of raisins and some cherry juice
    • Taste
      Strong onset, directly again coffee, very peppery, almost spicy, then again tobacco and chocolate, oranges or blood oranges, astringent, the mouth is neatly drained
    • Finish
      Chocolate but also bitter oak, bare coffee beans, this taste lasts a long time, the heat is quickly gone

  7. Andytka3 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wood influence at its best. Open with trace of decay and burnt wood,
    creamy fruit and inner durian skin, alluring and unusual. Fruity and
    sherry note lay between with mineral note at the back. Water will bring
    out the nuttiness.

    Palate:- Mouthfull of soft spice. Water enhance on saltiness and rusty note. Balance and good weight on the palate. Finish:- Silky with fantastic aftertaste. Long and leave behind a minty
    feel. Restraint spiciness and just a right touch of sweetness.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 76 points Moderator

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      72 72

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 76 points Moderator

    It's this leather boots and damp socks that don't convince me - definitely not my favorite Bunna
    • Nose
      Nutty, woody, leathery - unfortunately has a bit of sweat and damp socks
    • Taste
      Very punchy, oily and mellow, lots of oak wood, leather boots galore and damp socks again
    • Finish
      Long and burning, a tad bitter

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86


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