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Overall rating
86.70/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Bottling serie
A Thread of Smoke
Vintage
1991
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Hogshead
Number of bottles
302
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Oct 2014 12:16 pm by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 108,95

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29 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1991 Wy

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.70 points

  1. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind during the Dutch BTC 2016. Sample #16. Never rated it during that time for some reason, although I didn't like it that much back then. I can really appreciate it now, but maybe the air in the sample bottle did some work. We'll never know :)
    • Nose
      89 89
      Oranges, mandarin, mango, yellow and green apples, honey, hay, oak, leather, almond,
    • Taste
      89 89
      Oily, thick, honey, hay, leather, some yellow apples, almond, some mandarins and oranges
    • Finish
      85 85
      Not very long, not bitter, drying at the end. The oily, thick taste doesn't remain on the tongue. the fruits die off quite quickly. Some faint leather and hay notes is the last you'll get from this.

  2. MadScientist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A quite unclean spirit,m but it's got this old touch that gives it something extra,
    • Nose
      Apple, almond, peat, cardboard, liquorice and a dirty touch. Later a little peach. A drop of water releases some honey and citrus.
    • Taste
      Apple, leather, chestnut, peat, salty liquorice and leather
    • Finish
      Almond, salt, peat and chestnut.

  4. ak47 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    "Bunnahabhain 1991 ‘A thread of smoke’ (46%, Wemyss Malts 2014, hogshead, 302 btl.)

    Nose: rather excellent, with Bunnahabhains typical honeyed / fruity profile. Honeydew melon, peaches, redcurrant, yellow apples. Plenty of sweet honey. Also fresh almonds and hints of mint. After a while it displays subtle grassy notes and soft coastal notes. Maybe some damp earth. A nice balance of roundness and sharper notes. Mouth: citrusy, a little sharper now, with more zesty notes and some smoky notes indeed. Grapefruit, sweet lemon juice, a little salty liquorice and grasses. Pears in the background. Green tea and spices. Finish: long, grassy, with some salty notes and a balanced herbal bitterness.

    A beautiful all-round Bunnahabhain, with fruity notes, coastal notes and traces of smoke. Around € 100. Should arrive in stores soon.

    Score: 88/100"

    Review by Ruben from Whiskynotes.be

  5. jmelm scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very nice example of a moderately pleated, well-aged Bunnahabhain. Very nice value by Wemyss. On par in terms of quality with the Bunnahabhain 18 year old distillery bottling, though stylistically different.

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