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Bunnahabhain 11-year-old

Overall rating
86.44/100
votes
64
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pedro Ximenez Finish
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Pedro Ximenez
Number of bottles
833
Strength
54.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5029704217779
Bottled for
Distillery Exclusive
Added on
12 Feb 2017 7:35 pm by Rhönräuber
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 169,47

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 11-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.44 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]  I had this dram during the Feis Ile 2017 on Islay.

    The nose is sweet on heather-honey with some hints of smoke.  Not very much of the PX sherry in here.  The mouthfeel is hot first but then gets warming and nicely coating.  On the palate the PX is much more dominant and can stand the heavy honey-sweetness.  It is a mainly two-dimensional dram - rather limited in its complexity but very easy to sip.  The finish is of medium length and very sweet again with lesser PX notes that are almost fading out here.  But some nice liquorice aromas join at the very end.

    With water the nose gets more alcoholic before some additional spices pop up.  Both the mouthfeel and taste get smoother and more peppery but loose on the PX sherry dimension.  The finish gets even sweeter and more chewable but now a little woody at the very end.    I like it better when neat.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Bram84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  3. kot1803 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    from the PX I would have expected something much fruity, this is solid dry and unfortunately still quite immature for my taste, but overall with the departure of good substance.
    • Nose
      Huge amount of honey, dark variety. Apart from that, it is very reminiscent of the Bunna 12 OA, but with less (!) Sherry influence. That must have been some x-refill PX keg. Slightly dry nuttiness, a touch of chocolate, otherwise not much of the sherry.
    • Taste
      nice soft, creamy onset, but soon followed by a rather sour, nutty note, I would now rather with a wine barrel or Fino Sherry expected. Unfortunately, then something spicy and alcoholic. But never uncomfortable.
    • Finish
      long and dry, still the best of the dram.

  6. Patrick93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. steinrich scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    54.6. % vol. are fine. no sharpness at any time.
    • Nose
      seasalt, sweet wine grapes, mirabelles, vanilla, chopped almonds, and a subtle px bouqet.
    • Taste
      silky, oily, very sweet, warm, dates, figs, candied lemon peel, honey, grapes powdered with cinnamon and ginger.
    • Finish
      salted popcorn, mirabelles, nutmeg, sweet px sherry on the tongue, semi dry ending, gentle.

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