Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
William Maxwell & Co. Ltd. (WM&C)
Bottling serie
Shieldaig Collection
Stated Age
10 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
60.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 May 2014 8:13 pm by Starkes Zeug
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 107.40

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26 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2001 WM&C

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.58 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Qualitatively very good Bunna with nice variety, could have been pure of the% like something in the barrel, but then probably. the bright fruits gone. So just put in a good amount of water.
    • Nose
      Super greasy sherry, which must first come down with some air and warmth, has no false note despite the young age, but really buttery notes with orange peel, blood orange, dark toffee, milk chocolate, fennel, dark honey, Haribo, young plums and some apricot
    • Taste
      Changished class between light and dark fruits, dark honey in addition, a great sweetness, water does it very good, otherwise he is even for me Cask Strength drinker simply too alcoholic, then comes just this change between apricot and plum, dark berries and bright apple , noticeable, slightly young oak in between, some of the Bunna chocolate
    • Finish
      Dry-sweet, strong, warming, long by the alcohol, even with water, berries, apricot, oak

  2. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nice malt. I like it. Certainly a sherry cracker. But he has more to offer than just sherry. It is even spicy, especially in the mouth and finish.
    • Nose
      I gave it a few minutes in the glass to calm down. That did him good. Then come soft fruits. Go in the direction of forest berries. But not overly cute. Fruit bread with a lot of nuts. Maybe marzipan. Also some forest floor.
    • Taste
      In the mouth at first sweet and quite creamy. Toffee. Acacia honey. Sugared fruit tea. Then again the berries, which are now more sour. The acidity turns into a sharpness and it tingles on the tongue. Now it gets spicier, drier and the oak becomes more intense.
    • Finish
      Orange jam. Cocoa. Spicy wood. Cinchona bark.

  3. Batman84 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Color: Plum liqueur
    Nose: The 60.1% are good at first. Afterwards, a sherry bomb par excellence is revealed. Dark cooked fruits especially plum and wild berries with cane sugar and a hint of cinnamon. Pipe tobacco in a leather bag. Despite the young age, the oak comes through vigorously, some wood glue. A pinch of white pepper with a good chunk of chocolate. Roasted aromas reminiscent of roasted almonds. Damp forest floor and suitable for forest honey. Palate: Sporty appearance. I need the second sip to get over the 61.1%. From now on, it's a creamy, oily pleasure. The oak is dominant and alternates with the cooked plums. Even dark chocolate and a freshly roasted coffee come to light again. Appearance: long, warm, intense, oily, bittersweet, berries, prunes and chocolate remain. Conclusion: The Bunna is my absolute heart's content, is no secret. So I have already been allowed to try some great Bunnas. This bunna from the Shieldaig Collection is a whisky that I would have "baked" like this, I think it's outstanding despite the 10 years and would buy it again anytime.

  4. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A great sherry bomb. Powerful and intense, the Ascension Herald exudes a harmonious aroma. This malt is complex and shows every moment new facets. A great malt, I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Deep dark and intense amber shines in the glass, long oily drops run slowly after swinging back into the glass. The first nosing stings and bites the alcohol immediately in the nose, I give the advancement hero some time. After a few minutes, the pungent alcohol note is gone and strong sherry aroma rises from the glass. Toasted aromas play with old orange flavors, dark caramel and a few drops of honey give the malt a wonderful aroma. The alcohol is still perceptible, but harmoniously integrated in the meantime. After a while, subtle muff and moder comes to the fore, but dried berries suppress the moldy note quite quickly. Milk chocolate rises from the dark berries, a breath of freshly brewed espresso rises in the nose. The dried berries slowly turn into cognac pickled berries, adding a slightly spicy woody note.
    • Taste
      The first sip of slightly sour berry flavors on the palate, subtle sharpness lays over the tongue. The sharpness increases and a load of pepper is distributed throughout the entire palate. Spicy wood elements at the same time stimulate massive salivation, slightly dry wood elements stick to the palate. The second sip is immediately dominated by spicy and fruity oak tones, while dark caramel and espresso powder mix to form a creamy melange, milk chocolate transforms into dark chocolate. A variety of flavors dance on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Deep and heavy wood elements stick to the palate. Coffee powder and dark chocolate emit a bitter aroma, here and there fruity elements flash. A touch of leather and a pinch of tobacco crumbs complete the tart but very pleasant mouthfeel. A hint of dark caramel and creamy honey mingle with old orange slices. For a long time the harmonious aromas are remembered.

  5. Doctor B. scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Earth, pine needles, herbs, grasses, nuts,

      So no sweet elements at all
    • Taste
      Herbs, green apple, lime, wood, coffee, pepper

  7. BehindSpace scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83


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