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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 85.67 points
- A gentle Bunnahabhain with a nice almost Palo Cortado like sherry note. Very nice stuff.
- 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!
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Fairy washing up liquid? Quite musky (like a cologne), with a little bit of armpit smell, lemon peel, waxed leather, and coltsfoot rock.
Sweet, soapy sea-water. Halls Soother throat sweets. Bitter grapefruit and stewed black tea with a dash of muddy peat.
Salty Marmite and cold ashes.