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Bunnahabhain 18-year-old

Overall rating
87.75/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Moscatel Limited Edition
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Moscatel Wine Hogsheads Finish
Number of bottles
250
Strength
51.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5029704218103
Bottled for
Feis Ile 2015
Added on
08 Jun 2015 7:37 am by stellan0r
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 475,02

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 18-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.75 points

  1. Albaron scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    A delicious whisky with a lot of flavors. The nose is just great. The taste can not quite keep up, but it is still good and complex. Still too expensive.
    • Nose
      light alcohol, then sweetness, sherry, dried fruit, glucose, a touch of tobacco and a bit musty. Old slightly rotted wood
    • Taste
      strong onset, the creamy sherry works through, then dry, some toffee, raisins, prunes
    • Finish
      the prunes slowly fade, some oak looks over and dissolves slowly

  2. Noface83 scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Nose; nice bunna muff with sea breeze, dextrose, raspberry-effervescent powder, some tartaric tartaric acid, raisins, light oak with a fresh hint of wood and a touch of leather. He still needs time - the notes are all coming out of the whisky very slowly and one after the other. The alcohol comes out occasionally. The sweetness dominates the nose.
    Taste: strong, sweet and salty at once. Once it has calmed down in the mouth, the glucose comes back and a musty grassy note. Swallowing is dominated by a vinous sweetness and oak. That translates into a nice espresso notes with a dash of raspberry syrup.

    Very tasty and exotic Bunna but does not lose its original character despite the Moscatel finish. But the big hit is the good again - not overpriced to the current price!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    547 € ? The Gods must be crazy.

    Back in 2014, I bought a BenRiach 18yo. Moscatel finish for 59 Euro, which wasn't worse (okay, that one isn't available for that price anymore and the distillery doesn't provide other moscatel casks for decent money anymore)

    Nevertheless this feis isle special release Bunna is just a very fine expression, giving me a special malt moment full of joy and delight - as long as you don't remember the price or even have to pay for a full bottle.

    A salute to my friend "Albaron" who went to Islay and provided a sample.

    Good malts for a justified price and friends - if you got both you don't have to worry about anything.

  4. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice, just drunk him in comparison to the Rubha A 'Mhail and must say that the little brother is at least at eye level
    • Nose
      grassy floral at the beginning, not fresh but slightly modern musty, retains the aromas rather gradually and releases them gradually, sweetish fruit, almost like chewing gum, towards cherry or raspberry, more and more like Hubba Bubba, but beautifully integrated into the Bunna -Ground character, leather, some spicy oak, cookie dough, you can feel the alcohol a bit in the nose
    • Taste
      sweet and salty, great combination, the nose is reflected in the taste again, slightly artificial cherry, some oak, seaweed, rotten grass, overall of the intensity rather dignified, with water creamy, a little washed out and indistinct, better not to add water!
    • Finish
      Cherry with stale sea water made, lasts a very long time, the longer you wait the fruity it becomes

  5. Dieter_W scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Geiler tropics A Bunnhahain to my taste.
    • Nose
      Great nose Cherries - Marzipan - Raisins - Figs - Dates - Butter biscuit dark grapes brown sugar candy
    • Taste
      burnt sugar, very much and beautiful wood, cloves, cardamom, espresso, cocoa, Beautiful woody bittern notes just as I like it.
    • Finish
      Long and dry.

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