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Overall rating
87.59/100
votes
19
Whiskybase ID
WB58403
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Lady of the Glen (LotG)
Vintage
16.11.1987
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Refill American Bourbon Oak Cask
Casknumber
2470
Number of bottles
205
Strength
50.01 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Sep 2014 3:31 pm by Krucifyx
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 149.90

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19 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1987 LotG

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.59 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The nose writes checks the palate can't quite cash.
    Still very good, though.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Classic, long-matured, ex-bourbon Bunna: herbal, creamy, oily, waxy, grassy, pleasantly acidic and framed by that trademark mineralic, salty tang. A soft farmy touch and a whiff of chlorine make sure that this doesn't get boring. Top notch. I don't know about you, but I could nose this all day.
    • Taste
      88 88
      25-and-over Bunnies often labor under an already-much-diminished alcohol level; that's not an issue here. Plenty of power, though the whole is less complex than on the nose. Other than that, we're in safe territories here, with a nice sweet-and-sour combo: popcorn, peanut butter, and corn syrup meet kiwi, lime juice, and grapefruit. Some fennel, licorice root, and herbal honey, as well. And of course everything is sprinkled with sea salt.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very soft and subdued, considering the age and ABV, and only of medium length. Other than that, no complaints. Lime juice and sea salt, what's not to like?

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    An interesting and deep mole, both aroma and taste / finish are saturated with various derivatives, all of which are perfectly inscribed in a general, very complex multilayered picture.
    • Nose
      Outdoor, damp, spicy wood, furniture from exotic breeds, a cigar box, furniture varnish, carpentry workshop, stain, Indian incense, lemon peel, fried nuts, propolis.
    • Taste
      Saturated, enveloping, woody-grain, sweet and sour, green grass, lemonade, lollipops, rhubarb, vanilla, confectionery creamy notes, custard, lemon, mineral-metallic sour, light salty, pipe tobacco.
    • Finish
      Soft, invigorating, sweet and sour, lemon, lime, vanilla, creamy hints, light, slightly astringent oak, ashberry, sorrel.

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    Great nose, can't keep up on the palate - still a very good one
    • Nose
      Intense, malty, dry hay, fruity, citric, fresh green apples, pears, whiffs of oak wood, hints of vanilla too - a little touch of some glue or solvent - overall pretty good
    • Taste
      Punchy, oily, fruity, apples, some nuttiness, zesty, peppery, citric
    • Finish
      Long, burning, a bit drying in the end - water helps

  5. zinaf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Sure it is very enjoyable whisky. My only problem is that with water (tiny amount) the palate looses quite a bit. I was aiming at 89points at first nosing and tasting but after spending time with it and adding water I adjusted my rating down a bit.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, fudg; wet fallen leaves, mineral side, hint of salt and touch of brine. Then gets grassy and tons of citrus/lemon.
      The alcohol is quite noticeable on the nose undiluted.
      WIth water: soft vanilla with the mineral side - come first. Some fruits - papaya, sharon fruit (persimmon). With time - leans towards the grassy side but then goes back to fruits and honey. Very pleasant and complex nose.
    • Taste
      Sweet, creamy, very think mouth feel. Fudge, nuts, vanilla ice-cream.
      With water - hints of salt and some smoke. Excellent in the middle with some fudge and nutty feel. Then gets a bit sour.
    • Finish
      Short on coconut milk and sweetness. With water gets drying and medium length.

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