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Bunnahabhain 1986

Overall rating
89.03/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB5408
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2008
Vintage
1986
Bottled
17.04.2008
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
2 Ex-Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
512
Strength
46.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 dec 2008 5:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 700.00

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37 × member ratings

43 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1986

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.03 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Bunnahabhain rolled two very nice sherry barrels out of the warehouse for Fèis Ìle Bottling 2008. Actually it wasn't that long ago - and yet such unobtrusive but still very expressive sherry cask bottlings are not so easy to find these days.
    • Nose
      91 91
      A very dense and thick nose that can be made out very well even at a distance from the edge of the lens. Grape must, raisins, old leather, next to it seasoned plum compote, blackberries and blueberry jam. Everything says here: sherry barrel. Some old wood and a musty cellar, damp and loamy deciduous forest floor.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Still unexpectedly strong - thick and creamy, sweet grapes and mashed blackberries lay on the tongue. Not too cute, in no way intrusive. Old and slightly damp wooden floorboards, pepper, a little thyme. After a while, finely tart herbs that bring a nice dryness with them.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long and dry, you can taste the berries and grapes forever. Interestingly enough, I ended up with roasted orange peel, which I couldn't make out either in the nose or on the tongue. Finish with nougat and dark chocolate.

  2. MH90 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Syrupy old style sherry, tobacco, dark fruits, leather, caramel, very good

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Samples available :)
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. EJS scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    It takes some time and needs some air to open up but then all the freshness kicks in - a very good pick!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Nutty, fresh mushrooms, hints of rubber, black tea, whiffs of acacia honey, sherry wood, later on more fresh fruits, citrus fruits, cooked oranges - needs some time after opening the bottle - gets fresher and better - very good!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Wow, what a creamy and soft texture, oily, liquorice, more cooked fruits, hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, even some coriander and cardamom, toffee, milk chocolate, subtle sweetness, clean sherry wood - fantastic!
    • Finish
      91 91
      Very looong, warm, spicy, good sweetness, not drying, best wood notes, even some red wineish notes - great!

  8. markkerr02 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2084%20Islay%20Festival%202008.html Test 084: Islay Festival - 081011 The whisky tested: Glass 1 Bruichladdich X4 + 1, 65.4%, 594: - kr (50 cl) 1 point
    Glass 2 Bowmore 8Y / 2000, 57.4%, 960: - kr 8 points
    Glass 3 Bunnahabhain 21Y / 1986, 46.7%, 2510: -kr 108 points
    Glass 4 Lagavulin 16Y, 43%, 549: - kr; reference points
    Glass 5 Laphroaig Càirdeas, 55%, 649: - kr 78 points
    Glass 6 Ardbeg Renaissance, 55.9%, 549: - kr 113 points
    Glass 7 Lagavulin 15Y / 1993, 52.9%, 720: - NOK 118 points Testimonials Per Eriksson Bunnahabhain 21Y / 1986, 46.7%, 2510: -kr
    Scent: Soft, nice, pretty, sherry, fruit, flowers, christmas, figs
    Taste: Soft, Christmas, Figs, Sherry, Fruits, Light Oak
    Aftertaste: Christmas, fruit, flowers, oak, tall
    Score: 93
    Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Bunnahabhain 21Y / 1986, 46.7%, 2510: -kr
    Color: Dark amber
    Scent: Dried fruit, chocolate
    Taste: Sweetcorn, fattones, dried fruit, chocolate
    Aftertaste: Long with chocolate and dried fruit
    Score: 90
    One of the best Bunnahabhain I tried.

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