Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Yin and Yang
Stated Age
09 years old
Virgin Heavy Toast Medium Char Oak Hogshead
Number of bottles
60.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 Feb 2017 7:37 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79,83

2 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2006 SMWS 10.108

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.81 points

  1. Fight65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. schero scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A difficult dram. Not quite my thing.
    • Nose
      Light and greasy smoke, extremely sweet vanilla and wet oak notes, cereals, grated coconut, pina cola, musty
    • Taste
      Grainy smoke, lots of alcohol, sweet vanilla, heat around the mouth, fresh and wet oak note
    • Finish
      Wet wood, bitterness, dry, the heat lasts forever

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Einfach_Supi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Gorgeous peat smoke, coupled with massive sweetness, fresh citrus notes, Waldmeisterbowle and herbal bouquet. Oily in the glass and throat.

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    blind I would not have typed a Bunna - the barrel has much influence despite only 9 years - the Malt is not so complex but full-bodied, tasty, yummy
    • Nose
      barely perceptible smoke, sweet creamy, very fresh vanilla, buttery lumpy dough, rum pot with fruit, fruity, dreamily sweet-spicy virgin oak fragrance, soft aromatic oak, ripe banana
    • Taste
      Sweet, oily, creamy - slightly bitter complex oak, roasted aromas, very well integrated alcohol, mint is on the tongue, pepper, ginger, malt, a little clove, banana and hints of ripe pear
    • Finish
      Tree juice, vegetable sharpness, dry aromatic, dry oak, beautiful sweetness, warming

  7. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Ui, I rarely have to say that someone who does not like Islays without sherry keg here is one of the 1-2% that I like so much as they are, so far I've had only a few such as a very sought after Bowmore Wemyss. Especially the sweet honey note in between pleases well.
    • Nose
      Really nice cold fireplace that alternates with extinct campfire on the beach, salt, far behind hide a little lemon and vanilla, dried herbs, so old that you almost can not see them, lime and flour, after a long time in the glass it gets bakery, really rough bread crust
    • Taste
      Herbal balm, Ricola, extinct campfire, everything despite 60.4% drinkable, very nice full and strong, but drinkable. Lime, light lemon drops in between, beautiful sweetness in between from the Virgin Oak, almost a bit like candy (reminiscent of the Ricola), herbal honey with oregano, rosemary, caraway, pepper and salt
    • Finish
      At the end, the sweetness and the honey comes over the Islay and herbal notes, very nice finish that makes you want to take a sip more, medium-long, smoky-kräutrig-honey-heavy

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N: Rather nice nose full of curiosities. Best Bunna nose i’ve had from SMWS.
    T: After all these drams [five so far], the ethanol is rather prickly but then it is easily the strongest whisky of the lot so far.
    F: Smoky vegetal chewing gum, the smoke intensity building before subsiding to a comfortably soft smoky loveliness.
    C: It’s a good single cask Bunna.

  9. FernetBranco scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:

    The nose wafts drifting bonfire smoke, a 1960’s night-watchman’s billy can of tea, singed heather, smoked almonds, prawn tempura and barbecued pulled pork. The palate is a yin and yang of sweet and smoke – Tunnock’s Caramel Log, Toffifee and dark chocolate, with dry peat smoke, coastal air, lavender oil, tobacco leaf, ash and embers. The reduced nose gets wintergreen muscle rub, first aid boxes, root beer and Arbroath smokies. On the palate, water tames the smoke somewhat – sweet chilli, cigar smoke, rock-pools and carbolic. After 9 years in ex-bourbon wood we transferred this into a virgin oak hogshead.
    DRINKING TIP: If you need a muscle rub and you can’t find a masseur.


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