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Overall rating
89.40/100
votes
65
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
09.03.2005
Bottled
27.10.2014
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butts
Casknumber
577 + 580
Number of bottles
729
Strength
57.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Nov 2014 4:44 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 153,00

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65 × member ratings

88 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2005 SV

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.40 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I'm not a water lover anyway, but this one can not stand at all. Although the fruit tea note is ingenious in flavor, but overall the whisky loses too much of its substance. Lots of sherry, little depth, as you would expect with age. Great barrels though!
    • Nose
      First, cough syrup, wick wild cherry, then slowly come the dark sherry fruits, dates and Underberg. With some water then pleasant, strong notes of forest fruit tea.
    • Taste
      Not too sweet but sticky with some eucalyptus. Strong fruit notes, the whole remains dark. With water then much flatter and without eucalyptus.
    • Finish
      Not overly long, cough syrup and eucalyptus, with water completely unspectacular.

  2. Stef89 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Violent sherry keg matured whisky.
    From Bunna is pretty much nothing left.
    What he does he does not do bad and considering his 9 years this is a great part.
    But also very one-dimensional and not very complex.
    Full pot on the 12th I like from time to time also like.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very alcoholic, minty, menthol and dark fruits. Better with water.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Have read somewhere about a fruit tea note. Meet very well. That is really delicious.
      Somewhat sour and astringent.
      Extremely strong and typical sherry flavors.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is quite long and shaped by oak. This is also where sweetest red fruits are most likely to shine. Actually quite pleasant.

  3. Kuba9712 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  4. wncvirus scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Sherry and a very strong aroma transforming into chocolate with cherry filling
    Taste: Very intense in taste. Strong domination of sherry. In the background raisins and some sweet elements. Complexity at medium level.
    Rating: 91 100 Long finish with a very large dose of sherry. A very intriguing bottle because this whisky is only 9 years old. And achieving such strong aromas is not really easy. He is impressed with her, I don't hide it!

  5. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    That´s what I call a dirty cask. I really adore these kind of whiskys. Not that complex, not a lot of depth. But very interisting for such sherry bomb lovers like me.
    • Nose
      Quite a lot of fresh wood and superglue, reminds me of some well aged bourbon. Then fresh, sulphury sherry. Sour gummibears. Carried by quite some strong alcohol. Behind that salty, spicy oak. Adorable!
    • Taste
      Young and feisty from the start. Heavy sherry influence, overdominant. Again sourish with lots of sulphur. The tongue needs time to get used to the high abv. However this whisky obviously depends on its high abv since it totally loses it charcater by diluting it.
    • Finish
      Not that long. Mostly the heavy sherry influence again. Ending with a numb, leathery mouth feeling.

  6. zormik scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Bram84 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  9. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Harzermaltine did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    The sherry barrel has left distinct reds, the malt shimmers reddish brown and shiny. Light oily threads run down the glass as I briefly swirl the malt. Let's see what's in the nose: at the first moment I have some alcohol, so I have to go there again a round gentler. Right now I can smell figs that simmer in a pan in red wine, the red wine is reduced, the figs are darkened with dark liquid chocolate and then served with vanilla (ice cream). On the left, unfortunately, I still only perceive alcohol. I have a lot of sweetness, a little bit of the Akkohol on - but that is the young wild. Not adjusted, rather striking. The fig is more likely to be red plum. Then there is some peppery, almost tender chillinote. (hot plum could also be spotted
    try, sour cherry with chili tastes awesome). Then and then a little Schoki, but it is not that dark. AUch here, as with the young and very controversial Arran, I have something leathery again. Not unpleasant. And something, what
    reminds me of the phrase of Turkish coffee. What should I say, I like him a lot. Even if it does not last forever and is not super deep, still a treat.

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