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Overall rating
87.90/100
votes
140
Whiskybase ID
WB81380
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Seasons - Spring 2016
Vintage
2004
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
800195
Number of bottles
674
Strength
49.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L16/338
Added on
22 Apr 2016 2:16 am by P.A.O.K.you_are
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 142.40

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2004 SV

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.90 points

  1. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not only does it look good, it also smells delicious straight away.
    A very intense aroma that you would not expect at 11 years of age.

    First there is a strong wood aroma.
    The sherry remains discreetly in the background.
    I can't even say with certainty whether it is fruity or spicy, the barrel itself dominates so much for me.

    A first sip underlines my first positive impression. Creamy with a hint of mocha, coffee and caramel. Toffifee in my mind's eye.
    Little fruit, a lot of wood.
    A bit bitter over time.

    But the overall impression remains very good.
    A great malt ...

  2. Numwierum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Really good sherry whisky but not heavy, rather light and creamy.

  3. Kalle208 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    The nose is awesome, the rest is not behind
    • Nose
      fresh in the glass comes pineapple, banana, sherry, fruit cocktail, light vanilla, strawberries, after a while in the glass it becomes saltier and chocolatier and through the alcohol comes the association of rum raisins.
    • Taste
      peppery, sweet, with lots of power. slightly creamy, gets a bit bitter back
    • Finish
      Laaaang with neat pepper and oak With water even more spice and pepper and the sweetness disappears almost completely

  4. sarthur71 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    More like a wine (port?) finish than a sherry. Was it a first filling barrels? Really? Lies!!!
    • Nose
      83 83
      the flavor is more like a port finish; slightly alcoholic, sharp, fairly salty; rather unpleasant
    • Taste
      81 81
      a quickly leaving sweetness; replaced by salt, pepper and bitterness
    • Finish
      81 81
      short, bitter, less salty, but more peppery

  5. Holzwurm scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. KonstUA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 22, finish 22, balance 22

  7. lucero scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Somehow not a bad malt. I don't really get warm with him. The fruits seem artificial to me, which I don't like.
    Otherwise very good for the age.

  9. edhunter15 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Even if the subtle bitterness in the Nosing bothers me a bit, this bunnahabhain presents itself as a classic and for its age quite complex and harmonious first-fill sherry malt with a good portion of oak and dried fruits.
    • Nose
      Classic sherry notes of dry raisins, candied apricots, Brazil nuts and spicy oak to light chocolate dominate the first impression, followed closely by the pleasant smell of coffee roasting, leather and some sweet malt. In the background, with time but also becoming stronger, a certain bitterness, which reminds me most of Orangeat or English wine gum and not quite my personal taste.
    • Taste
      The spicy-chocolate oak and a complex fruitiness (grapes, apricots, quince marmalade) come in the entrance to wonderful advantage. But the other flavors of the Nosing such as the nuts and leather and Kaffeeröstaromen are wonderfully integrated.
    • Finish
      The spicy-chocolate oak and a complex fruitiness (grapes, apricots, quince marmalade) come in the entrance to wonderful advantage. But the other flavors of the Nosing such as the nuts and leather and Kaffeeröstaromen are wonderfully integrated.

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    After the bottle was open for many months the rating from the second tasting is quit elower because of the leathery finish, almost sweaty and kind of sulphury - too bad
    • Nose
      91 91
      Peach, vanilla, bananas, creme brulee - much more vanilla than I remembered
    • Taste
      89 89
      Punchy, oily, creamy, fruity, bananas, peaches and vanilla again, sherry wood, and hints of leather and boots
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, warm, still fruity but also more leather and boots

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