Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Stated Age
27 years old
Sherry Butt
629 (part)
Number of bottles
53.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Alba Import
de Germany
Added on
22 Nov 2015 8:35 am by ted.striker
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 239.31

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1988 DR

49 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.41 points

  1. Gloin scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A nice classic smell of sherry whisky, without being overweight, ripe, but still alive. Also in the mouth a convincing blend of maturity and vivacity, of sherry and the original whisky. The finish pleases with the tingling on the tongue. Mature, but not too barreled. Only the filthiness of a Bunnahabhain he misses something.
    • Nose
      Apricots, cream sherry, tree bark, solvents, some orange in the background, a light sour freshness, wood, spicy, but not dominant
    • Taste
      Sherry, dark red apple, some chocolate, orange peel, oak, but hardly bitter,
    • Finish
      Oak, baked apple, a hint of cinnamon, the tongue is occupied and vibrates from the memory, chocolate, not quite whole milk, not quite bittersweet

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    a very pleasant to drink and easy to read Bunna
    the special is this tingling shower feeling in connection with the dark matte aromas
    I really like him 91 out of 100 points
    • Nose
      Sherrynussig, smooth, cool, a touch of nail polish, stale hair spray, warm tea smoke in the background, nut and sherry
    • Taste
      silky smooth start
      on the tongue the smoke and the force swells up
      powerful without a single sprightly note
      very beautiful
      dry nutty sherry, dark fruit with chocolate behind
      the smoke is like chocolate powder
      dull and velvety
      Smoke on the palate smells a little peat and a lot of chocolate powder
    • Finish
      Tingling like chocolate
      dark velvety fruit
      very nice and delicious

  3. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    hot!!! I am happy!
    • Nose
      dark raisins and wine gum; very light muff / dirt; slightly maritime; Cardamom and nutmeg; a little bit of pepper; juicy apples; fresh tobacco leaves; beautiful sherry influence and oak with water, the flavors come out clearer and it gets sweeter overall
    • Taste
      strong sherry and great oak; bitter and sweet; pleasant tingling on the tongue; now I notice the brown sugar; chocolate the sherry continues to dominate with water, the tingle lingers a little; it gets a little sweeter for less bitter
    • Finish
      long; Raisins and coffee; slightly salty-maritime; in the end, the oak pushes neatly; with water: still nice and long; it stays really sweet on the palate

  4. olegborgol scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful bunna! Good Balance (22.5). Aroma - leather, tobacco, sweet and salty smoke (23) Taste - dark berries, salty chocolate with nuts, old leather, wood (23) Finish not very long, but pleasant enveloping {22.5)

  5. Kensay scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    dense and rich whisky, perfectly balanced, a great option for a cool evening
    • Nose
      91 91
      dense yet discreet, strawberry jam, dried fruit, raisins, damp skin, thick salty smoke in a country attic, menthol and vanilla
    • Taste
      90 90
      spices in dried fruits, dry and spicy, tart pear, persimmon, cherry in liqueur, quince, pomegranate juice
    • Finish
      90 90
      dry, spices in warm raisins, old sherry and a pinch of salt and a drop of iodine in embers, long enough

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    If only all Sherrydinger were like that =)
    • Nose
      95 95
      Heavily horny sherry with raisins and chocolate, intense cherries, sweet strawberry juice, just a perfect Sherrynase, influence of Bunnahabhain you notice only discreet - but can also be imagination
    • Taste
      94 94
      Pleasant and extremely fruity onset, many cherries and again strawberry juice, slightly peppery, very pleasant oak spice
    • Finish
      92 92
      Fruity, sherrylastig, spicy, without being dry

  8. pianoman scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Licorice and a trace of lovage. Old raisins with some salt. Leather, dry tree bark, boardwalk. Vanilla, a trace of glue. Gingerbread spice, orange peel.
    • Taste
      Oily, slightly peppery. Sweet sherry with some peach. Then
      mild dark chocolate, walnut, sweetened black tea and Moroccan mint. Long, slightly sticky.

  9. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Great! Very old and powerful, but not overloaded. The sherry influence is noticeable but not intrusive. At the same time he experiences in the aroma and in the taste an interesting change from the stormy-salty Bunna character to sweetly fruity barrel influences. The age is very noticeable with herbs and oak. Great Bunnahabhain, which I personally would like to enjoy without water though.
    • Nose
      Paff! This is Bunnahabhain as I like it! Direct salt, sea, pepper, wooden board, jetty and really strong! The fresh sea breeze is interrupted by slightly sweetish fruits and caramel. Now the malt begins to wander on the ridge between spicy barrel influence, the distillery character and sherry influence. Honey, strong oak, red berries, salt, a nice hike is that, coffee, fresh slightly tart herbs, sparkling red apple, cane sugar, tobacco. In the second Naser sweeter with more sherry and caramel.
    • Taste
      Spray! right strength, salt, pepper, oak, berry fruit, again apples. Now it is sweeter, here is the Sherry influence stronger, again bitter herbs, honey. With a drop of water much sweeter and creamier, but the power passes quickly
    • Finish
      Hmmm, oak, cane sugar, coffee, herbs, dark chocolate, less salt, leather, tobacco, frankincense. He stays long and creamy with sherry, very nice warming, a hint of smoke

  10. didi1893 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A great old Bunnahabhain! The nose invites you to dream, the taste is characterized by an incredible strength and power. In the finish the extreme mixture of leather, tobacco and a hint of smoke enthuses. A great and complex whisky which whets your appetite for more!
    • Nose
      From the first moment on, a pinch of sea air is noticeable. Salty spray beats on the old musty wooden footbridge. The salt water flushes a variety of flavors from the wooden beams. Dark berries, candied apples, moldy leather and a hint of smoke pour from the salty wood. A subtle pinch of pepper, or sharpness is added while fruity sweetness and spicy wood play together. An incredible aroma whets the appetite for more.
    • Taste
      Violent and extremely spicy woody aromas dominate the first sip. A load of salt and pepper explodes in the mouth and brings out the salty wooden bridge from the nose to full advantage. Slowly the unbelievable force dies down and the salivation is massively stimulated. The addition of a few drops of water makes the Bunnahabhain appear much smoother and softer. However, the salty and spicy note can not be suppressed and alternates with the spicy wood flavors. While the sharpness dies away, a great old leather aroma is created which mixes with dark espresso powder. Here and there dark berries appear.
    • Finish
      The finish begins with a bitter and slightly bitter leather note. Spicy wood penetrates through the great mixture of leather, tobacco leaves and a hint of smoke. For a long time the finish exudes a chubby and wonderful mouthfeel. In the end, this extreme leather and tobacco blend remains.


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