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Overall rating
83.82/100
votes
19
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Claxton's (Cl)
Bottling serie
The Single Cask
Vintage
29.10.2002
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
1607-3185
Number of bottles
305
Strength
51.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Dec 2016 1:51 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95,81

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2002 Cl

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.82 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Easily quaffable Bunna, but rather one-dimensional. Around 95 EUR, which seems a bit steep for what you get.
    • Nose
      The nose is rather dry, if you know what I mean. Loads of grain and mild peat dominate. Some play-doh, all the way in the back. Fresh bread and young cheese. Completely devoid of sweetness, with the exception of a touch of vanilla and some barley sugars.
    • Taste
      The body is fine, while the palate is a lot sweeter than the nose promised. Vanilla, honey, barley sugars and some Reine Claude plums. A mild smokiness develops, but I would not call this one peaty. Reminds me more of woodsmoke than peat, in fact.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, showing some spices. 

  2. Toffie76 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasant nose vanilla and malty. Average length, complexity limited but all finesse. Alcohol well integrated. A little spice. Dry down in the final. . A touch of salt. Very good . With a little water everything is perfectly balanced and highlights the cereal and vanilla profile.

  3. Dionysus scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Bishlouk scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    With its light peat smoke and ubiquitous vanilla, it reminds me of the official 12th anniversary. Even if its malty / vanilla side is rejuvenating it from its actual age, the mild / light peat blend works well. A peat accessible and easy.
    • Nose
      Smoke, a light dry peat. A lot of sweet malt, and honeyed vanilla.
    • Taste
      Spicy smoke, vanilla malt, grapes. Mirabelle juice over it.
    • Finish
      Spices are softer. The smoke becomes lemony, almost tangy.

  5. Opeth83 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Taste like the original 12 year old minus the sherry influence. Needs more years in the cask in think, feels very young.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

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