Overall rating
88.17/100
votes
83
Whiskybase ID
WB72814
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Bottling serie
Sea Swept Barnacle
Vintage
1987
Bottled
2015
Calculated age
28 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
600
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 oct 2015 6:38 pm by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 329.00

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Whisky reviews for Bunnahabhain 1987 Wy

18 users have left 19 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.17 points.

  1. penumbra scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Before I drank, I thought I would get a Black Forest, but I got a herbal chestnut brownie, but it's not too bad.
    • Nose
      Shirley bomb, caramel, red berry jam, maple syrup, ginger sugar, raisins, roasted rosemary, cinnamon, sea salt cheese, cream, butter, nuts, chestnut brownies.
      First, it was a Shirley bomb, followed by a lot of baked spices, and finally a chestnut brownie appeared.
    • Taste
      Ginger licorice sugar, light herbal bitterness contrasts the sweetness of malt and honey, a little burning sensation brought by pepper and oak, dead dark fruits, old leather, tobacco, cocoa powder.
    • Finish
      The medium long, slightly bitter Chinese herbal soup, cocoa, has lost its vitality in oak.

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  3. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Thoma scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Defeatless scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very nice and good matured Bunna. The cask influence is perfect, it is really complimentary to the whisky.
    • Nose
      89 89
      This is a very good nose. Very nice and layered. Give it some time and it will open up beautiful. Loads of flowers and good sweet red berries, there is indeed a mineral/salty side to this nose.
    • Taste
      89 89
      A very nice mouth coating feeling. Some sour notes some flowery notes. Some honey, quite nice part of it is from the sherry cask, but nothing dominant here. There is a red berry sweetness here. Some wood in the background.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium-long length. This is very nice, some honey, hay, heater and red berries.
      Fades away a tad dry, but it is forgiven, after 28 years that is expected. No bitterness to be detected, which I find perfect.

  6. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Ruisdael scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Join all the previous reviews, but ... I supplement with: banana! Beautiful dram!

  8. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wonderfully versatile Bunna, great cask, you will find something for almost every taste, dream.
    • Nose
      Full sweet & dark caramel, orange zest lightly burnt, apricot jam with some ginger in it, Earl Gray tea, cherries, plums, rosemary, hints of salt, wonderfully balanced, Christstollen, cinnamon, walnut, maple syrup
    • Taste
      Raisins, plums, salt, dark caramel, roiboos, orange zest, hints of grapefruit, cinnamon, fresh coffee beans, wild garlic, rosemary, lavender, sour cherries, peach, some licorice and anise, ginger, old leather
    • Finish
      Very long, tea, grapefruit tea, licorice, herbs like rosemary, fennel and lavender, apricot, dark malt

  9. zormik scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. hans1971 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  11. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Good whisky for the quiet evenings, enjoying some good reading. It's very solid, not jumping out of bounds but delivering what you expect. 
    • Nose
      Calm and quiet nose feel. Salted caramel strikes first. It's even a bit creamy (butter) and nutty (almond). Then, (dried) fruitiness of plum, raisin, and blackcurrant reveal themselves. Eucalyptus, and a hint of leather and tobacco complement the nose. 
    • Taste
      Hotter than expected, with a kick from the pepper (can't be the alcohol, can it?) Then: dried fruit, orange zest and juice, raisin and prunes, fresh almonds, grass.
    • Finish
      Slightly tannic, on pepper and ginger powder, orange zest, old books and hay.

  13. Bram84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  14. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  15. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  16. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  17. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  18. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    n: astonishingly fresh after all these years. a very fruity nose on strawberries and
        raspberries, peaches and also oranges. the sherry butt didn´t do too
        much work on that one it seems. just a few faint leathery notes in the
        very background and it´s not overly complex, to be honest.
        getting a bit musty with the time and a wee honey aroma arises.
    t:  quite honeyed, even a bit waxy, a pleasantly mild fruitiness.
        pretty coastal with mineral notes (sandy beach), sea air, a bit of iodine.
        the second sip brought a big load of oak, which made it slightly bitter.
        no, the palate is very good and I like it much better than the nose.
    f: long, salty, dry
    89/100

  19. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Not the maritime character that the name suggest but rather a very well balanced fruit bomb with loads of fresh berries and very well aged. The alternation between the fresh fruits/berries and the well matured more antique flavours is rather lovely. This dram benefits from some aeration time and can take a few drops of water (be careful though!).

    All in all a great Bunna that I can wholeheartedly recommend. 

    http://www.worldwhisky.nl/review-402-bunnahabhain-1987-27-year/
    • Nose
      A light, fresh, fruity and well balanced whisky with aromas of berries (gooseberries, red currents, blueberries, elderberries) apple, pear, melon, white wine, dried fruits (cherries, sultanas, apricots), nectarines, old books, subtle dry sherry, plums, beeswax, sea breeze (hint of salt), grass, meadow flowers, varnish, dried flowers, sweet tobacco, cinnamon, milk chocolate, cereals, honey, fresh baked cake, walnuts, hazelnuts, fresh bayleaf, antique polish and old oak. 
    • Taste
      A full, rich, sweet, fruity and well balanced whisky with aromas of apple, pear, pineapple, banana, brambles, apple syrup, honey, vanilla, fresh figs, floral tones, grass, brioche, sultanas, victorian songs, toffee, fudge, hint of rum, hint of salt, beeswax, subtle cocoa powder, varnish, sweet tobacco, new leather, milk coffee, old books, crème brûlée, barley sugars, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, fresh mint, a hint of smocked ham, tannins, marsapin, white chocolate and antique oak.
    • Finish
      A long, sweet and slightly drying finish with aromas of fresh fruits, berries, dried fruits, red apple, white wine, dried flowers, butter, hazelnuts, oranges, tangerine peels and antique oak.

  20. sauberli scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose: red fruits (raspberry, currant?), Salty sea air Taste: oily, sweet (chocolate), low in fruit - does not hold up to the nose, slightly bitter and dry on the finish
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

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