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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1988 DR
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.39 points
- blind tasting
- Bunna always seems to work soooo well with sherry! I only sampled this, but would've bought a bottle immediately were it not so damned pricey.
Chocolate shortbread, slight lime, heavy fruits, touch of seawater. A sherry sweetie.
Chocolate covered cherries, cola, black forest cake.
- Well-aged Bunna, matured on an
active sherry cask: always a pleasure.
Oh, my, what a wonderfully sweet
nose this Bunna has! Maraschino cherries, toffee apples, rum raisins, chewing
tobacco. Forrest berries, blue grapes and a handful of nuts. Hint of shoe
polish – sounds terrible, smells great. Some leather and loads of spices. Think
nutmeg, aniseed and vanilla. The peat it all the way in the background,
overpowered by the sweetness of the sherry cask. Wonderful!
The arrival is powerful, spicy
and sweet. Mouth coating and almost creamy. Wonderful balance between sweet and
salt on the palate. The spices on duty are nutmeg, ginger, aniseed and
liquorice. Midplate it turns mildly drying, but it remains fruit more than
enough to be simply marvelous. Think plums, cherries, oranges and blueberries.
This is pure enjoyment.
The long finish leaves your mouth
completely dry. It is warm and drying.
- (tasted at the opening of the bottle)
Pretty closed. A bit bitter in the mouth. To let breathe.
The sherry is rather fruity, and not sulfur. Peppered on the end.