Overall rating
Single Malt
Alambic Classique (AC)
Bottling serie
Special Vintage Selection
Stated Age
25 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
50.2 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
25 Nov 2014 1:31 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 125,35

5 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1989 AC

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.53 points

  1. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting.
    Color: Pale Straw.

    Fresh in the glass I thought of any x 20-year-old Speysider, the schnapps took just 5 minutes and water needed to get to your feet. I like to think that the good piece is 20+ years old, it has a lot of power in terms of volume percentages and flavors. In Blindbattle I would still separate Glen Garioch separately, but here's the following tip: Distillery: Highland Park, Age: 20yo, Alcohol: 56%, Barrel: Bourbon Hogshead.
    • Nose
      In the first "train" mainly citrus, lemons and limes, somewhat restrained, which suggests a higher alcohol strength. Air produces darker notes, freshly weeded weeds, tree sap, ripe apples. A fine hint of vanilla, fresh black coffee, and glue. With water: first stingy woody, more alcohol, moment ... Intensely floral scented, turpentine, pine needles, resin. Shoe polish and old leather.
    • Taste
      Amazing green, lots of limes, neat resin and earth. Today, every whisky is a Highland Park. It is definitely high-proof, with time a spicy bitterness. With water: round, oily. Clear smoke, old oak cabinet, lots of shoe polish, linden blossom, pine needles. With time in the mouth more and more turpentine and pine needles, black coffee, earth.
    • Finish
      Medium long, coffee, bone-dry wood dust, lime, resin. No, command back. Long finish. Now that I have the pine needles in my nose once, they are gaining the upper hand here as well. Nothing is dry anymore.

  2. LDB scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great spiciness with perfectly integrated alcohol, a classy matured exBC-Bunna.
    • Nose
      89 89
      At first slightly funky, mineral, sand on the beach, a little smoke - where's the fruit? Very interesting, especially if you give him time in the glass, because then filigree sweet notes gradually develop.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Spicy gingerbread, ripe lemons and finally elderflower jelly, then a slight grape skin bitterness.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Ripe lemon remains, while balanced wood notes with the delicate tannins of the grape skins. At the very end, a hint of wood smoke sneaks in. Delicious!

  3. DerDennis! scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    beautiful malt - very well balanced - very long chewable, very multi-faceted wood flavors
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweat, tender notes of sulfur in the form of broth, salty spray, a touch of seaweed, apple juice, fresh pineapple, spicy wood, some resin, wood glue, warm untreated planks in the sun, flour dust, limescale, citron,
    • Taste
      90 90
      very soft and supple, very oily, a pinch of cigarette ash, mineral, lemon drops, sugared lemon, jasmine flowers, wax, mint, very complex fine oak flavors
    • Finish
      89 89
      fruity with noticeably spicy fine oak, light resin effect, pepper, ash - sugar - medium long

  5. Ed Radour scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. St. Pauli scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N: Sea air, vanilla, coconut, apple, pineapple, lychee, shaved almond, and honeyed cereal.

    P: sweet on toast with honey, vanilla, but with cooling mint and yellow fruit.

    F: long and pleasant. Like a milkshake with vanilla, mint, and tropical fruit. 
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89


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