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Overall rating
89.45/100
votes
58
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 4:56 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 153,00

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2005 SV

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.45 points

  1. 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.

  2. zormik scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Bram84 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  6. 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.

  7. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    nose: figs, leather, sharp alcohol nose

    taste: raisins, little maritime within the sweetness

    finish: soft red fruit, smooth. but dry
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. St. Pauli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      PX, a pleasant amount of sulphur (burnt matches), flint stones, salty toffee, prunes, figs, christmas pudding, walnut, leather and red fruits.
    • Taste
      Sweet, salty, a tad sour (pleasant), perfect balance. PX sherry fruits (raisins, prunes), red fruits, leather, gun powder, honey, pepper.
    • Finish
      Long and lingering, on soft spices and dried fruits, honeyed barley.

  9. hefaists scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    This one has a very nice (but forceful) sherry coat offset by a gentle salinity, which, I assume, comes from the spirit. Excellent vigour and body, but it lacks the complexity required to earn a higher grade. Still - if you see this in a shop near you, buy it. A vibrant sherried islander.

  10. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

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