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Bunnahabhain 2005

Overall rating
88.37/100
votes
91
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Warehouse 9 - Hand-Filled Exclusive
Vintage
14.02.2005
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Manzanilla Sherry Butt (Gonzalez Byass)
Casknumber
332
Strength
52.4 % Vol.
Size
200 ml
Label
handwritten & self-attached
Added on
19 Mar 2017 7:01 pm by Daniel Hohleweg
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 75,56

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2005

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.37 points

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I love it. In this nut / sulfur bombs I could get into it.
    • Nose
      very caramel, slightly burnt, then red fruits, cherry, nuts, espresso, quite dry, musty, spicy oak,
    • Taste
      sweet, full-bodied, clear sulfur with nut, cherry, quickly a dry mouthfeel, but nevertheless sweet cherry on the palate, full load of roasted hanuta, syrup on the palate
    • Finish
      nutty, hazelnuts, the mouth is full of flavor, the cherry is on the palate, medium in length

  2. The_Wolfman scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful (wal) nutty, sherry-toned, leathery, intense, full, aromatic Bunna. Sweet as caramelized walnuts in a leather bag. Then also flinty, becomes dry in the finish, but never bitter.
    Yes, sure striking and straight. But also wonderfully full, intense, amazingly balanced for an age. No youthful immaturity, but quite youthful fire.

    Well chosen as Distillery Only. Great stuff that's really fun.

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Delicate salty sherry notes, almond paste, raisins, light tubers, green walnuts, dark salted olives, some bacon and balsamic vinegar, as well as anchovies and capers. With water: salty, bacon-like, with oily aromas, citrus zests and brine.
    • Taste
      Salty, dry sherry, dried tart fruits like cranberries and barberries. Bacon, brine, almond paste and cherry vinegar. With water: dense, oily, slightly salty, sardines, sour cream and citrus zests.
    • Finish
      Long, delicate and salty. Green olives.

  6. fradin11 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  8. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    good stuff, but not my preferred style.
    still 86/100
    • Nose
      spirity with a weird mixture of leather and rancid butter. restrained smokiness. reminds me of aged sherry expressions of springbank which can be wonderful but sometimes off-putting.
      there´s also something tarry and sooty.
      cannot really find something else, everything is dominated by what is an offnote for me. but mind you, others might love it.
    • Taste
      same feeling on the tongue plus chalky notes and a little brine. it´s rather powerful and very dense. the sherry is very obvious and it reminds me of one longrow 18 which is very good but too chalky for my taste (I think it was the 2013 expression)
    • Finish
      quite long, a little salty

  9. Ra_Di scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Owidram scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Dense bad boy nose, leathery, pungent.

    Potent mouth is focused and same aromas as the nose suggested. huge retro. fresh despite the old wood aroma. perfect balance and alcohol integration. thick.

    Long finish, pure, sharp, coating.

    I really enjoyed this whisky which is very high quality. 
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

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