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Overall rating
87.75/100
votes
43
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan (WM)
Bottling serie
Barrel Selection
Vintage
1991
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Casknumber
5472/73
Number of bottles
621
Strength
47.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Jul 2015 9:31 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 249.00

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43 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1991 WM

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

  1. anonymerlemur scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    When the bottle is opened, a smell of rotten wood is released. If you don't prefer musty flavors, let the malt rest in the glass for twenty minutes, or give it another chance a few days after opening the bottle. The influence of fresh air on the whisky, especially in the smell, should not be underestimated. I had to try it twice. The malt has a mustard color.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Rotting wood, dust and sweetness. There is also a slight smokiness, probably from the barrel. After a while, however, plums, raisins and wine aromas come to the fore. A light spice and currants accompany the nose. Overall, very complex.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The malt is syrupy and extremely sweet. The sweetness can be defined as molasses. Caramel and chocolate accompany the molasses.
    • Finish
      92 92
      The finish is slightly woody and determined by molasses. You hardly notice any more of the rotting wood and dust.

  2. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Wilson & Morgan;

    A particularly complex and refined Bunnahabhain, one of the most delicately aromatic ones that we have released. The nose is gentle and flowery, with no obvious sherry influence: ripe pears, apples, aniseed. At the palate it’s firm, mineral, with notes of candied orange rind and again aniseed. The tannins from the oak are gentle, well tamed by honeyed and flowery notes (chamomile). It’s not a weak mouthfeel at all, but it’s caressing. Towards the end a peppery note starts to build up, and it lingers for a while on the tongue for a warm and tingling finale. A nice example of a subtle finish in a type of cask which sometimes can be overpowering, but as usual the trick lies in moderation.

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