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Overall rating
86.30/100
votes
32
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Strength
56.9 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5060188981060
Added on
03 Jun 2014 4:52 pm by whisk-O-thek
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 75,52

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32 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain Bn6 SMS

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.30 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes by producer;

    A single first-fill sherry butt works its magic here, adding beautifully rich fruit and spice notes. An ideal after-dinner dram.

    Cask details;
    Distillates from the early 2000's matured in a oloroso sherry butt.

    Tasting Notes;

    Nose
    Big toffee and baked raisins with butterscotch and charred oak.

    Palate
    Stewed autumnal fruits, rhubarb and Cox’s apples baked with brown sugar. Flavours of marzipan and dark chocolate coat the palate while a touch of peppery spice add a subtle savoury element.

    Finish
    Bonfire smoke and rich espresso linger with notes of treacle.

  2. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. hans1971 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This is a nice example of a subtle sherry matured Bunna. It takes some time to open up this dram and a wee drop of water can help you here. On the palate it starts quite spicy but soon becomes sweet with lot’s of caramel and vanilla. the character of this sweet, and somewhat spicy, whisky is much to my liking.
    All in all a good bunnahabhain expression.
    • Nose
      A fresh, sweet and rich whisky with aromas of grass, subtle sherry, hay, honey, toasted oak, caramel, toffee, sweet tobacco, fudge, butterscotch, subtle sulphur, beeswax, milk coffee, damp cellar, nuts, subtle chocolate, citrus (mainly oranges), plums, banana, vanilla, subtle hint of smoke, yeast, cereals and more toasted oak.
    • Taste
      A powerful, sweet and rich whisky with aromas of sherry, subtle tannins, dark forest honey, berries (blackberries, gooseberries and a hint of raspberry), dried fruits (sultana, plums, dates, apricots), brown sugar, mastery, jam, hint of brine, caramel, fudge, butterscotch, oranges, vanilla, pepper, malt, licorice root, hint of leather and toasted oak.
    • Finish
      A medium long, slightly sour and juicy finish with aromas of lemon juice, sherry, berries, oranges, Ovaltine, caramel, butterscotch, subtle dried fruits, soft tannins and creamy oak.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Actually a very good Bunnahabhain if you like sherried ones - it's not so maritime like the typical Bunnahabhain but nevertheless I like this one too
    • Nose
      Fresh, rich and sweet sherry wood, very nutty, lots of toffee, chocolate, plums, little bit of citrus fruits, oranges, etc.
    • Taste
      Punchy but oily and liquorice, very nice sherry wood, roasted toast, nuts, toffee, little leather notes
    • Finish
      Long and warm, still having the rich sherry wood in the mouth and really not too dry

  7. thomasflsts scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Peter(TTMC) scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. The Macallan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Quite nice, lovely.
    • Nose
      Sherry, slightly smokey, vanillins, creamy and spirity
    • Taste
      Full, young and some peat
    • Finish
      Tasty and long

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

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