Overall rating
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Stated Age
17 years old
57.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 Oct 2015 11:30 am by DDiep
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 98,00

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1997 CA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.22 points

  1. fradin11 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  2. chlinatele scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Good buy in Campbeltown
    • Nose
      Smoky beauty.
    • Taste
      nice complex spicy smoky
    • Finish
      Very long citrus

  3. chlinatele scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Bunnahabhain 17 yo 1997/2015 (57.5%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection, bourbon hogshead, 258 bottles) Colour: straw. Nose: this one’s peated as well, but it’s somewhat peated ala Ardbeg, with rather a mineral and slightly tarry side. In other words, a fatter peat smoke this time. With water: whiffs of menthol and raw wool. Wouldn’t that be Woolite? Mouth (neat): oh excellent! It’s got a little more complexity than the youngsters – the benefits of older age, as Methuselah once said – and certainly a lot of lemon, seawater, and this kippery feeling. Both sharp and fat(tish), is that possible? With water: it’s the lemon that wins, which makes it almost summery. Extremely zesty, and rather less ‘Ardbeg’ when reduced to +/-45% vol. Finish: pretty long, and zestier than lemon juice. Still a little menthol in the aftertaste. And tangerines, and passion fruits. Comments: I find this absolutely excellent. The age is right. SGP:656 - 88 points.

    credits: www.whiskyfun.com by Serge.....

  4. ARDBERG scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Compared to a full mouth explosion, where I'd rather guess to be on Islays South Coast if I'd get it in a blind tasting, the nose is relatively disappointing. 

    It would be above 90 for me had the nose been better.

  5. DDiep did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Cadenhead's official tasting notes:

    Nose: Very grassy with damp peat bricks and very oily. Faint dry smoke with a slight meaty aroma.
    Taste: Much dirtier than the nose suggests. Wet wood smoke, dunnage warehouses , nutmeg and unripe pears.
    Finish: Long and oily with hints of smoke, avocado and pineapple chunks.


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