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Overall rating
86.02/100
votes
61
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
12.2001
Bottled
07.2014
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Port Puncheon
Casknumber
3708
Number of bottles
719
Strength
51.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 Aug 2014 6:19 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.00

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2001 MBl

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.02 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2017]  I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting "Through the decades - 1930's to 2000's".  I bought this bottle for 72 Euro in May, 2015. 

    An interesting dram with a either-love-it-or-hate-it profile.  I liked the taste but not the nose...
    • Nose
      83 83
      The colour is russetmuscat and the texture shows fast legs and some late tears. The nose is quite punchy and slightly cheesy first but gets more accessible over time. There is a significant lovage aroma that you either love or hate. Besides this it offers caramel, raisins, banana and some red wine (not port wine, interestingly) aromas. All in all not one of my favourite profiles, but it is interesting for sure.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The taste is very sweet (now the port wine shows up) with dark chocolate, oranges, toffee and tartaric acid flavours. Much better than the nose (according to my taste buds).
    • Finish
      86 86
      The dram arrives hot and peppery on the palate with a minor astringent feeling (tannins). The finish is long and quite sour and dry (like some wines) with interesting flavours of cloves. Water does not really improve the nose but the taste gets more balanced, I like it better with a fair share added.

  2. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  3. MadScientist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Einfach_Supi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    In the first nose cinnamon, plums, heavy sweetness. After a while, it gets fresher, now it's these red-skinned, yellow-fleshed plums, not quite ripe yet, some orange oil, over all this cinnamon lies. Deep in the glass is still the wet rubber glove.

    In the mouth, a bale of wet peat mates to the plums. Pretty peppery start also with a drop of water. Dry wood, rusty rain barrel Unfortunately, the whisky in the mouth does not keep the level of the nose, he misses the fruitiness. In the finish bitter orange and getting drier. Conclusion: The nose is exciting, but for the mouth lacks the volume, too bad. Since I expected more after my eternal hunt for a sample. But I give a fair 85 points

  5. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: Fruity and sweet on the nose, dark fruits, prominent port wine notes, spices.
    Taste: A strong on the palate, tingling, fruity, spicy.
    Finish: Long, sweet and fruity finish with oak.

  7. Noface83 scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    In the nose it is only very fresh and slightly alcoholic. But behind it comes the full port load: spice cake, butter cookies, plums and red fruits. After the massive start, the bunna becomes very creamy and fruity. The oak tree now has its appearance. The finish is then medium and very sweet (fruit tea with strawberry flavor). He fades away with a musty wood note.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. nathanyael scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

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