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Overall rating
85.12/100
votes
19
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
Berrys' Own Selection
Vintage
1980
Bottled
2002
Stated Age
22 years old
Casknumber
9064
Strength
55.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
20 Mar 2009 9:47 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 375,00

3 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

13 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1980 BR

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.12 points

  1. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A extraordinarily and oily body.
    • Nose
      Like a walk by theseafront. Salty and see-air notes. Maritime  notes.
    • Taste
      Sweet,caramel, shortbread.
    • Finish
      Sudden surge of salt. Slight astringency.

  2. BXpress scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    sample.

    Simple and honest. Not too bad actually.
    • Nose
      Inititally yeasty and milky but that fades away. After that it's dominated by butter and sour apples/rotten apple juice. Very nice actually, even if simple. A hint of vanilla with cake dough and a little bit woody.
    • Taste
      White wine, sugary sweetness. Cider vinegar and slightly salty. Oily mouthfeel and a little wood bitterness. Strong lemon note, a hint of raisins. Slightly mineral and vegetal.
    • Finish
      Long enough. Woody, salty and some fudge in the after taste.

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Defeatless scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Toblerone chocolate, seafruit in brine. Pickles, the salty ones. Rather odd nose. Bretzels which are just out of the oven.

    Taste: Dark chocolate with salt. this one balances on the rather weird side. There is some smoke and sulphur in here. Bread with salt and olive oil. I doubt water will clear things up here.

    Body: Full and creamy

    Finish: Medium-long. Again salt bread (bretzels), some caramel and a fair bit of oak.

    Price: Around 125 euro's should be fine, so rather overpriced.

    Presentation: this was a sample.

    Comments: A very odd Bunna. Not nasty, but just rather odd.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Quality bottling by Berry Brothers & Rudd. It didn't knock me off my feet, but absolutely delivers value. If you like spices and toffee, it's absolutely worth trying.
    • Nose
      A tad salty, toffeed apple, banana, lemon zest, some freshness of mint, faint notes of oil, a bit mineral (sea shells), After some minutes, vanilla shines through, replacing the toffee. Furthermore, there is some allspice and smoke. 
    • Taste
      A little astringent without water, and not so sweet. It's remarkably herbal (grassy), oily (engine oil), and spicy (aniseed, ginger, pepper). It's also fruity, but less on the nose, showing ample lemon juice and to a lesser extent banana. Finally, there is a kind of bitter caramel and walnut skin, which doesn't really support the taste. With water, the package integrates better.
    • Finish
      Long, with a nice balane between bitter and sour. It's citric, herbal and spicy, but this is counterbalanced by some vanilla. 

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