Overall rating
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Particular
Stated Age
17 years old
Refill Hogshead
DL 10584
Number of bottles
48.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Feb 2015 1:59 pm by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 103,70

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1997 DL

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.75 points

  1. ARDBERG scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A gentle Bunnahabhain with a nice almost Palo Cortado like sherry note. Very nice stuff.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This nice 17 years old bottling is a rather unusual profile for a
    Bunnahabhain. Fruity and floral, with a soapy, smoky and spicy edge.
    Very interesting though.
    Quite a savoury alternative to the (heavily) sherried treats
    from this Islay distillery. The perfect companion to a cheese and fruit

    I thank Douglas Laing for the sample and the photograph!

    • Nose
      Surprisingly oily and smoky start on the nose with a malty backbone.
      Subtle fruitiness arrives with apricots, lemons and a touch of passion
      fruit. Soapy, waxy with some
      floral notes and a whiff of leather in the back.
    • Taste
      Sweet on the palate with delicate apricots, peaches and lemons, followed
      by mellow notes of caramel. Nicely warming with a pleasant spiciness of
      pepper, oak and a
      hint of peat. Subtle bitter notes of pink grapefruit and bonfire
      ashes towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, warm and slightly sweet with acacia honey,
      caramel and a touch of pear drops. Becomes dry on the tail with oak,
      pepper and a whiff of sea
      With water: Fresh on the nose with more yellow
      fruit's coming through when water is added. Floral with hints of bonfire
      smoke in the background. Fruity and creamy on the
      palate with apricots, lychee and lemons, followed by hints of
      oak, pepper and malted barley. Creamy with a significantly tamed
      spiciness. The finish is medium long, creamy and slightly warm
      with a tamed spiciness and dryness.

  3. talyn256 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Imagine yourself in an airport. You've got a cold so you had tea, throat sweets and a citrus-rich breakfast with Marmite on toast. You sneak off to the toilets for a cheeky fag and then wash your hands before checking out the perfume section of duty free.
    • Nose
      Fairy washing up liquid? Quite musky (like a cologne), with a little bit of armpit smell, lemon peel, waxed leather, and coltsfoot rock.
    • Taste
      Sweet, soapy sea-water. Halls Soother throat sweets. Bitter grapefruit and stewed black tea with a dash of muddy peat.
    • Finish
      Salty Marmite and cold ashes.


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