Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Bottling serie
Sizzling Charcoal
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 Jan 2016 9:49 pm by Gonathras
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 118.10

6 × in wishlist

15 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1997 Wy

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.85 points

  1. The_Osprey scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Bunnahabhain 18 yo Wemyss Malts Sizzling Charcoal 1997 (2015) 46%. In official glass. Pretty pale yellow. Aroma is muted some seaweed, touch of pink mice. Very muted. Airy. Taste is medicinal salty soft smokey salty hard granite spirit with crunchy barley and soft smoke. It's ok. (3.25/78)

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice, but really not very deep, long or under the best Islays of Wemyss.
    • Nose
      Pretty gentle & young, if one had not expected so directly, lemon, beautiful medical peat, pavement, iodine, oyster, sea breeze
    • Taste
      Bandage and bandage, lemon, iodine again, concentrated smoke, salt water, grapefruit peel, oak, actually a little smoldering coal, but very discreet
    • Finish
      Slightly smoky, wet oak, bitter, short to medium long

  3. Fable scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. spigray scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    n:  smells much younger than 18 years. rather peaty and indeed it´s the
         charcoal-type of smoke with a medicinal caracter, iodine,  bandages and
         wet beach. very spirit-driven and a little one-dimensional.
    t:   pretty much the same with a tad more soot and smoke, also a little salt.
         add a small lemon and grapefruit fruitiness.
    f:   medium
    comments: not bad of course but a little disappointing

  5. spigray scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Tabrulavubeg scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nice phenolic and peaty aromas on the nose, but rather disappointing and sort of overdiluted on the palate. This might have been much better at cask strength.

    Peat lovers looking for a nice Bunna with some power are better off getting themselves one those "heavily peated" Signatory bottlings.


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