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Overall rating
87.44/100
votes
35
Whiskybase ID
WB56268
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Lord of the Drams (LotD)
Bottling serie
Corps Flaminea
Vintage
20.10.1989
Bottled
01.05.2014
Stated Age
24 years old
Number of bottles
75
Strength
45.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Corps Flaminea Leuven
Added on
13 Jul 2014 8:52 am by Semtex
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 165.00

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17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1989 LotD

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.44 points

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. St. Pauli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A good spirit and good cask maturation make a good whisky, it's as simple as that. A few drops of water doesn't hurt.
    • Nose
      Mellow and soft, but with a good intensity. As fruity as a good Bunna can be: apples, pears, gooseberry, peach. Then there is a consistent layer of fresh grass, complemented by a light mineral edge (ozone, rocks). Yes, it smells actually a bit salted, like a fresh breeze coming from the ocean. The oak delivered some delicate coconut flavour. Water brings out vanilla, dried fruits and even some cinnamon. 
    • Taste
      Punchier than expected, that is without water. The fruit gets a little more syrupy and dried, the grass gets drier too. Along comes some tannins from the oak, and fresh ground pepper. Water brings out the dried and somewhat sweeter character, with date and honey as main contribuants.
    • Finish
      Medium long, with a nice level of acidity and tannins. The fruit is definitely more on the dried side. Then there is vanilla, pepper and cinnamon. It remains somewhat salted. 

  4. Peter87 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Semtex scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Serge Valentin on Whiskyfun :

    Bunnahabhain 24 yo 1989/2014 (45.9%, Lord of the Drams, Corps Flaminea) This one by another small Belgian bottler. It’s incredible how passionate about whisky some Belgians can be. Good people! Colour: white wine. Nose: another very orchardy one, that’s all I can say. Sweet apples, pears, gooseberries, plums, peaches, also a little honey, also hints of ripe bananas, also a little barley sugar, also drops of oranges. A few leaves and grass in the background, then a little antiseptic, as if this was an ex-peater cask. Mouth: spicier, but all the fruits are there. I won’t list them all again. Some fresh oak, white pepper, cinnamon, vanilla… Good body, good balance, alles in Ordnung. Finish: quite long, slightly more astringent, with some liquorice wood and green tea. A salty touch in the aftertaste. Comments: impeccable Bunnahabhain, not always flabbergasting, but consistently… err, consistent. This is one of the better ones.

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This is my 40th Bunna
    so far and I have to say: it is great. Around 165 EUR, though, which seems a
    bit expensive.
    • Nose
      Very fruity nose on
      banana and coconut, sprinkled with light brown sugar, immediately followed by
      citrus and pineapple. The maritime elements are present, but in a supporting
      role. Spice-wise, I am reminded of camphor and vanilla.
    • Taste
      It is very creamy on
      the palate, and feisty as well. Apart from the spices on the nose, I get a big
      dose of ginger and some white pepper. A nice salty edge that counter foots the
      sweetness of the fruit, which has a hard time shining through here. Liquorice appears
      midpalate. A mild smokiness that gets louder all the time. Very nice!
    • Finish
      The long and fruity
      finish offers the last word to the smoke.

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