Bunnahabhain 11-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rubha A' Mhail
Stated Age
11 years old
Manzanilla Casks
550 & 554
Number of bottles
57.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Feis Ile 2015
Added on
27 May 2015 7:31 pm by cfosterk

Average value

€ 269,50

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101 × member ratings

219 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 11-year-old

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.04 points

  1. Diogenes scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    again a proof of how beautiful Manzanilla is
    • Nose
      Sour cherries, Golden M cherry bag, salt, raisins, plums coated with a light mustiness. very sweet and soft in the nose.
    • Taste
      Sour cherries without end, caramel, salt, dark chocolate, raisins, amarena ice, getting drier
    • Finish
      Amarena chocolate, barrel notes by oaky spice

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    he is good
    I miss something the class at him ... mmh, I like them indeed
    • Nose
      an open garage on the coast
      You are getting closer
      salty rainwater that smells smoky of exhaust fumes and old engine oil
      the workshop is flooded
      the apprentice probably had a secret snack and the master liked to drink some dry sherry
      You can smell it
      Truffles and caramel
      dry sherry
      nobody there
      You have to smile
      on the water floats a raisin
      the others are still on the wooden workbench

      a black radish juice note resonates
      the violent flavors you get something clapped in front of your forehead
      but delicious
      beautiful is the salty maritime smoke
      and the dry Sherrynote, which integrates well
    • Taste
      soft start
      then wow
      fiery chocolate with a lot of spice
      in the beginning very sweet a lot of caramel
      before he gets hot on the tongue
      with a lot of dark chocolate, sherry / raisin
      becomes increasingly dry in the back of the palate
      Chocolate with some seasoning and salt
      Barrel and chocolate> gets really dry

      I am still odorless in my flooded garage
    • Finish
      medium and dry
      Chocolate, barrel, dark fruit, the barrel comes well and also brings the sweetness of baked apples
      the finish is good but not overwhelming

  3. ASWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    beautiful Manzanilla Casks!


  4. Theb scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

    This is great whisky we had the Auld acquaintance bought years ago at Inveraray 6 bottles I remember tasting that and drinking 2 but and selling the rest at 450 to 700 each that is great whisky as well and this babe is not far behind that I have the auld Aquantence at 96 points no less this in my opinion is a 94 pointer it is near exact the same profile as the great Auld A bottled in 2000 it’s got the burnt caramel the long smooth feel that actually gets smother near the end ,it’s not quite as rich as the Auld A yet is has more layers ,Though this is an 11 year old it is set to be a sure star of the future I tipped the whisky exchange off on the Auld A in 2005 I will now give them a ring re this stunning whisky forget what’s on the label =11 it means zero here . This needs bought guys before it’s silly money cheers Symon brown
    • Nose
      See Auld A notes it’s near same it’s to me an Auld A reincarnation I asked for an Auld A style for that fest 2015 they delivered cheers guys
    • Taste
      See Auld A notes just slightly less rich yet more layers
    • Finish
      See Auld A notes same finish long smith sweet

  5. hillgod scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Glossy dark copperThe upper salty sweet cream with a hint of Shirley and a hint of saltpetreMid-level vanilla and caramel, cherry and cake aromaThe lower sea breeze salty with slightly nutmeg, hidden behind the wooden barrel taste will float behind the citrus chrysanthemum aromaThe taste will slowly change from salty sweet to smoked bacon ham with a hint of nuttyIn a little bit of time there will be a chocolate flavor, with a rich feeling of oil esters
    The body turns from soft to strong

    With a slight sour taste leads to apple aromaorange peel bitter rhyme to bring out Shirley and a few ot spice aromaThe feeling for slightly biting tongueExhaled breath with Shirley and citrus flavorThe feeling of oiliness in the mouth

    After the rhyme slightly citrus sour leads the saliva secretion slowly back

    Slightly bitter taste faded awayThe long-lasting oily feeling in the mouth is very strong, like eating creamExhaled breath resembles a breath of citrus

    very special 

  6. kot1803 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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  8. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2015]  I had this dram during a "Feis Ile 2015" tasting at Bonn.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 82,5. I took no detailed notes.

  9. squaadgras scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

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

    Indeed a very intriguing dram. Well controlled, with an inviting nose
    and a delightful taste. A good solid whisky with layers of complexity
    and not overpowered by the sherry casks. Big, spicy and then a lingering
    savouriness. Rich and mellow and no need for water. A serious autumnal

    • Nose
      Sweet start on the nose with sherry, plums and raisins, followed by dark
      berries, cherries and caramel. Smooth and slightly spicy with cinnamon,
      oak and a delicate nuttiness (walnuts) in the back, nicely wrapped in
      fresh sea air and a whiff of earthy tones.
    • Taste
      Bold on the palate. A mouth watering start with dry sherry and oak,
      slightly astringent. Then the sweetness arrives with dark cherries,
      plums and dark grapes. This is complemented by a delicate spiciness of
      oak, pepper and nutmeg. Becomes slightly bitter and dry towards the
      finish with walnuts, grape peel and tannins.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, pleasantly warming with lingering (bitter) walnuts,
      spiced oak and espresso. Becomes very dry on the tail accompanied by
      earthy notes.

      WITH WATER: There's more dark fruits on the nose with a
      few drops of water. Sweet sherry flavours nicely mixed with earthy
      tones, damp moss and leather. Strong but significantly tamed on the
      palate with a slightly sweetness and gently warming spiciness. Walnut
      and hazelnut flavours are dominating towards the finish. The finish is
      still long, warm and dry with walnuts, mocha and spiced oak.


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