Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
First and Second Fill Sherry Casks
46.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 jun 2017 5:06 pm by holborndrinker
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€ 43.95

Whisky reviews for Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair

127 users have left 135 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.43 points.

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  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    I'm not sure what they went for here. Stiùireadair means helmsman, and the helmsman of the Wyre Majestic, the ship wreck outside of Bunnahabhain, admitted to have been drunk out of his senses when they docked on the rocks. Maybe they have tried to recreate his dram of choice?
    Anyway, it's an affordable bottle with the decent strength that is Bunna's chosen standard; 46,3%
    I see no reason to stock up, but there's no regrets in getting a bottle.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The nose is a bit weird, but I find weird interesting.
      By weird I mean it's sweet and fruity, but at the same time there is a clear salty tinge to it.
      In one sniff I catch the sweet sherry, in the next it is more of a sour wine note. Not unpleasant, just weird... and interesting.
      Cooked apple, sugar sweet orange.
      Alc is barely noticable.
    • Taste
      82 82
      I like the taste, even though I struggle to define it.
      It's not typically sherry, yet it's sweet dark berries, close to black currant, yet it's not.
      Pinch of salt before the pepper sets in.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The drying spice manage to drag it across medium length.
      Sweet fruit, bitter chocolate. A wave of rum raisin at the very end.

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