Bunnahabhain 2005

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Warehouse 9 - Hand-Filled Exclusive
Stated Age
12 years old
Manzanilla Butt
51.3 % Vol.
200 ml
12 or 13 YO depending on fill date
Added on
05 Jun 2017 3:02 pm by rottendon
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 70,45

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2005

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.91 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur


    N: Starts with a [sherried] pong that lifts, though it’s still all-sherry thereafter.
    T: Overwhelmed by sherry.
    F: Sherry finish of course, the saving grace being Manzanilla as a cask finish can be lighter/more forgiving than say oloroso or PX.
    C: Very tasty despite the cask totally overwhelming the spirit. Nevertheless, it’s a good cask.

  2. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Sweet, dried fruits, old leather, cake, allspices, sweet fruits, vanilla and cacao notes on nose.

    Dried fruits, sweet, dryness, spices, pepper, cacao notes on palate.

    Spices, pepper, dried fruits, oak cask, vanilla and cream notes on long finish.

  3. LordBellamy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Water: he does not really need, but a try ... strangely, he is not fruity or softer, instead, the oak is more in the foreground, it is reminiscent of sharpened pencil. But in the mouth it is getting thicker, sweeter, toffee with salty almonds it hits best

    Conclusion: And once again a really nice malt of Bunnahabhain. The distillate fits almost all types of sherry, and here also creates its own, very interesting combination between the Destilleriecharakter and the salty Manzanillasherry - 88 points
    • Nose
      nice fruity / nutty with lots of almonds, marzipan and Amarettokirsche, without being too sweet werden.Dazu comes the slightly salty counterpart of Manzanilla into play. Herbs, especially lovage, the alcohol is well integrated. There is also a note after damp forest floor, but it does not look dirty like many other Bunna. I also find a portion of dry oak, which also brings some spice and quite subtle smoke from outgoing campfire
    • Taste
      nice tasty, slightly oily mouthfeel, the almonds are very present, with an increasingly clear caramel sweetness, and some wood smoke and a decent shot of oak
    • Finish
      Medium length, marzipan, the oak becomes dry, but without bitterness, behind the back it gets salty

  4. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Just like the sister barrel 332 exactly my thing. Here in the mouth slightly drier.
    • Nose
      Start fruity with marzipan, sweet, cherry, caramel, slightly nutty, iodine, spicy, slightly Maggi direction, slightly dirty, behind I find a herbal freshness, a touch of celery
    • Taste
      oily, sweet for a short time, then a dry mouthfeel that pulls the mouth together, oak, roasted nuts, hanuta, cherry, wow is the nutty, burned on, slightly sulphurous, nice and dry, the sweetness was really only very shortly at the beginning present
    • Finish
      dominated by this slightly sulfurous nut flavor, from time to time sweetness flashes on, noisette chocolate, very long-lasting

  5. schero scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Blindtasting I do not give a tip. Sulfur makes any estimate impossible for me.
    Dissolution: That's not that sulphurous. It's just another example that I can not handle the Bunna smoke ...
    • Nose
      Young cereal smoke, sulfur, red fermented fruit, musty, soil
    • Taste
      Dry and spicy on the nose, peppery, red fruits, raisins
    • Finish
      Sulfurous, dirty, again red fermented fruit, dry mouthfeel

  6. Ra_Di scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. steinrich scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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


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