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Overall rating
91.37/100
votes
32
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Peerless
Vintage
05.07.1968
Bottled
08.07.2008
Stated Age
40 years old
Casknumber
7013
Number of bottles
423
Strength
40.8 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
17 Apr 2009 2:02 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1077.67

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1968 DT

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.37 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very nice Bunna, who could easily have done 5% but very well, the price and age is not quite fair and seems a bit flat, even if he has very beautiful notes.
    • Nose
      Pretty sweet for a bunna, lots of forest honey, apricot, tangerine, toffee, sweet malt, marzipan, almonds, hints of salt and heather meadow, a few flowers, some quince and a touch of leather
    • Taste
      Very restrained oak, some honey, slightly roasted malt, hazelnuts, dry grapefruit peel, nettle melon, lavender, fennel, very mellow, red and green apple, some tea
    • Finish
      Mandarin, pomegranate, grapefruit, sweet malt, long

  2. Slick did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bunnahabhain 40 yo 1968/2008 (40.8%, Duncan Taylor, cask #7013, 423 bottles)  I think this series was nicknamed ‘glorious forties’. Colour: gold. Nose: we’re somewhere between the 1978/79 and the 1974 here. Not as expressive as the latter and rather more herbal and mentholated but more complex. Many tiny notes, honeys, flowers, soft spices, figs, quinces, patchouli and pot-pourri, a little leather, cigarette tobacco, tea… Once again, it could be over-oaked on the palate… or not! Mouth: not at all! An even wider version of the 1974, even fresher, with more fresh fruits and once again an oakiness that’s below the limits. Added notes of pink grapefruits and mangos on top of these honeyed and light jammy notes. Of course there’s some tea and cinnamon but I insist, no excessive tannins at all. Finish: rather long, with the expected notes of mint and liquorice kicking in. Comments: simply another excellent oldie. Very low abvs can be scary (some many tired oak juices) but in this case it all ended perfectly well. Rather glorious indeed. SGP:541 - 90 points.

    -Serge

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