Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair

Overall rating
81.37/100
votes
734
Whiskybase ID
WB96989
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2017
Casktype
First and Second Fill Sherry Casks
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
P040614 L5 16:38 17142
Barcode
5029704218639
Added on
05 jun 2017 5:06 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 40.47

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734 × member ratings

1813 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair

115 users have left 122 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.37 points.

  1. Ziggy24 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Tasted it a couple of years ago. Not my favorit whisky back then. Probably have to try it again to give it a second change.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. Petersdrams scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. RobNagtegaal scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    nose: fruity apple pie, cinnamon, raisins
    pallet: malty, spicey, wood
    finish: woody bitterness, dry and a slight sharpness

  4. aquataste scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Slightly smoky with hints of sherry, slightly medical, caramel, honey, raisins, milk chocolate, lemon peel, in the background a breeze of the sea breeze
    • Taste
      Sweet, honey, notes of sherry, dried plums, slightly medicinal, caramel, cinnamon, a pinch of pepper and salt, oak bitterness
    • Finish
      Medium length, slightly medical with a slight smoke, a pinch of pepper, dark chocolate, oak bitterness

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2022/10/16/feis-ile-2022-bunnahabhain/

    N: With first & second-fill sherry casks credited, we pick up on waxy bananas, a grape-tannic fruitiness, something of new products,… silicone perhaps?

    T: Almost plastic-y arrival,… and grapey. There certainly seems to be a move away from the direct sherry syrup profile so utterly predominant a few years ago. With a swift enough delivery, we’ve more of this vegetal greasiness – vegetal soft ice cream, liquorice, cinnamon bubblegum,…

    F: The final chapter talks of a salty maltiness with a repeat of that silicone note. With more of the sherry influence comes Milk of Magnesia and soft [white bread] flour before a lingering greasy [pinch of spiciness]. Decent conclusion.

    C: I found this to be the best of today’s trio – akin, quality-wise, to Arran 10, Aberlour 12 [many other examples].

    Scores 85 [tasted outside] points

  6. Ivynor scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The sherry is not marked at all. The whole is young, especially on the cereals and the vegetal notes.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Very marked by cereals, vegetal notes. It's very young. Some earth, light smoke, some medicinal and sweet notes.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Slightly creamy, quite easy, on discreet peat, sugar, cereals. The finish is more medicinal, earthy, with vegetal notes.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Fairly short finish, woody, peppery, very malty. Some dried herbs and lots of bitterness.

  7. claymore84 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 08-26-2022.

  8. Sajmon scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
      plums, softness, dried fruit
    • Taste
      78 78
      nuts, dark chocolate, dried fruit
    • Finish
      77 77
      evolve, dark chocolate, wood, hot

  9. anthony_s96 scored this whisky 76 points Newbie

    I managed to purchase this on sale for £25 and for that price I think it is probably just about right. Nothing spectacular but not offensive either. Glad I bought it to try but would not purchase it again (rather spend the extra on the 12YO)
    • Nose
      81 81
      Pretty closed overall. Most prominent are the sherry and the citrus notes. Nose opened up a lot for me after the first taste - caramel become much more clear with hints of vanilla.
    • Taste
      72 72
      Spicy with a big mouth feel. I remember having the 12 YO in the core range of Bunnahabhain and that had an enormous impact, like a bomb, without being over the top. The Stiùireadair simply doesn't compare in that regard. Initially the impact is big but this quickly fizzles out and the taste/ finish had metallic hints
    • Finish
      75 75
      Woody finish, perhaps slightly nutty too.

  10. DDzip scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    This sherry-heavy NAS is quite underpriced
    If you look carefully, you can find it for less than 40€ and it has a lot to offer for that price.
    A slightly less "maritime" profile than usual with Bunna. Dominated by sherry markers: Dried fruits, nuts but also very malty with a hint of salt
    Rather pleasant.
    Excellent value
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  11. DistiLesha scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    I would not say that the fragrance is quite simple and young, there is something in it. Simple, clear, pleasant whisky, which rather leaves a pleasant feeling.
    In my opinion, this whisky strongly lets down the aftertaste, the sourness of which develops and becomes unbearably nasty. The balance is just destroyed. This is not worthy of Bunnahabhain!
    But the fruity taste almost pleased and gave confidence in the future.
    19 21 17 17
    • Nose
      Braga, fruits, lawn grass, very young, pear-apple, slightly woody, laurel, pickled apples
    • Taste
      Sweetness, firm but not round fruitiness, vanilla, pear with stalk, rough pear skin, there are light tones of solvent like in modern GlenKinchie 12. There is almost no new make and mash, which was expected in abundance.
    • Finish
      Bitterness, sourness, sweetness.
      But then the sourness becomes some kind of nasty and unbearable, that it urgently needs to be washed off with the next sip or even seized! :)

  12. Minhawali scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  13. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I think it's ok for the asking price.
    By the way, it goes quite well with food.
    In profile he comes across as a bit alcoholic.
    Otherwise sweet, citrus fruits and maritime.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  14. gaboruso scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  15. 3_243F6 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Fruity, but more on sherry fruitiness than any fruitiness from the distillate. Also very dirty, dry, and a bit salty. Cooked pears too.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Salty, dirty sherry, sweet dark berries, dry red wine. A bit astringent.
    • Finish
      80 80
      No different to the palate, unfortunately. A bit sweeter on candied dark berries but not in a good way - too winey. Cardboard as well.

  16. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    The Stuireadair is everything, but not a mishmash! With him, my glass has a malt with rough edges. With this malt, Bunnahabhain wants to pay tribute to the seafarers who navigated around Islay in the harsh and changeable weather for centuries. They captured that idea very well with this malt. For my taste, however, it still lacks the maturity of the 12-year-old, which is particularly noticeable in the comparatively short finish.

    https://www.aboutwhisky.de/tastingnotes/bunnahabhain-stuireadair/
    • Nose
      Don't stick your nose too deep into the glass! The start is strong and the nose tingles, which is mainly due to the 46.3% alcohol by volume. The sherry cask then speaks up and brings aromas of dried fruits such as raisins and dates. Gradually, a trace of caramel and vanilla comes through. After the first try, it seems much fresher on the nose and the sherry steps aside a little in favor of citrus notes, which, together with the tingling in the nose, remind me of orange soda. You could also imagine this freshness as a slightly salty sea breeze.
    • Taste
      Just as strong as in the nose with a good portion of sweet sherry and a slightly sharp tingling on the tongue. These are joined by nutty notes and toffee. Then the taste becomes a bit drier and also more sour.
    • Finish
      Towards the end it becomes increasingly spicy, which in combination with the spiciness reminds me of ginger and slightly bitter. The finish can at most be described as medium-long, which is probably due to the supposedly young age.

  17. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    S 5
    A very obvious sherry casked whisky signified by the sweetness. However, too much sherry on the nose makes it unbalanced. Noticeable burn at finish.

    N 21
    Sugary Dates
    Dry fruit sweetness

    P 21
    raisin
    Sea spray
    Pepper kicks in at the end

    F 21
    Short finish
    Malty
    Honey
    Fresh fruit behind

  18. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Not much sherry, but solid young Bunnahabhain. Relatively easy drinking, not complex but not bland.
    • Nose
      Sweet, spicy on the nose, a bit of youth, some dried fruit, slightly mineral.
    • Taste
      In the mouth sweet, tart, pleasant, mouth-filling.
    • Finish
      The finish is nutty, slightly tart, somewhat salty.

  19. Roley scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

  20. WhiskeyfanRoy scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    The taste score is 82, and the price does not affect the score.

  21. thebonewolf scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    A decent dram, but it doesn’t wow.
    • Nose
      72 72
      Feinty, malt, fresh fruit, leather, honey.
    • Taste
      79 79
      More malt, nutty, chocolate with cherry goop. Hint of spice.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Much of the same, More malt, spice replaced with honey. Medium-long. Chocolate much more prevalent on the tail end.

  22. MrDvorak scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 83pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The nose is pretty closed and opens with notes of dried fruits, nice sherriness, chocolate and cinnamon.
    • Taste
      83 83
      The taste is dense and full-bodied with nuances of seaweeds, dried apricots along with raisins and winy sourness.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The finish is medium length with hints of winy sourness again followed by maritime and chocolate notes.

  23. Expraesi scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  24. Monstruo scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  25. MarcinCh scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Smoke, sweet smoke. Caramel, salty caramel. Salt. A bit of minerality. Rocks on the seashore lapped by waves of salt water. A trace of fresh fruit.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Sweetness. Salt. Some fresh fruit. Spices, light spice. Ginger. Traces of sweet peat. Caramel, vanilla. There is a certain oilyness. Salty caramel.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Sweetness. Salt. Caramel, salty caramel. Spices. Ginger, cinnamon. A pinch of pepper, maybe hot pepper. Average finish length. A little cocoa next time.

  26. WhiskyShaman scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    I'm not overly familiar with Bunnahabhain. I've had the 12 years ago, but IIRC this Stiùireadair makes some striking deviations.

    I recognised some of what I remembered in the nose: the sherry influence in all the dark and dry fruit and the jamminess.

    That familiarity disappeared as soon as I took a sip. The Stiùireadair has a lot of savoury going on. Not what I was expecting from what the nose suggested and a bit disorientating. Not bad though. That salty-sweetness works well, for as long as it lasts, which isn't that long.

    The whole experience was a little briefer than I'd hoped. The tail being my least favourite section, with the overly drying mint, which thankfully didn't stick around before the spice and dark chocolate tidied up.

    All in all, pretty good, but I remember liking the 12 more. Not sure if it is my memory but the Stiùireadair is not quite as developed, not quite as stretched out, not quite as tasty. Interesting flavours, though.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Some sherried hallmarks of dried, dark fruit - plums, figs, rum raisin, as well as caramelised sugar, dark berry conserve and a gentle but noticeable sea spray.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Immediate creamy mouthfeel accompanied by mild confusion at the level of umami. Salted Caramel popcorn. Roasted pork with fennel and carrots. Nori sheets.
    • Finish
      71 71
      Fleeting vanilla sweet before drying to astringent spearmint, brine and xocolatl.

  27. Don Cassi scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Fruit and vanilla on the nose, mainly banana, raisin and a little pepper.

    Very sweet on the tongue and sherry-like with a little chocolate and nuts that intensify in the relatively short finish. In addition, there is a strong wine note. Overall, however, a bit metallic, young and "racy".

    Overall rather "lighter" sherry malt. Good price-performance ratio.

    Grade: 2

  28. chrisyeo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Nose : Musty old room kind of smell
    Taste : Slight spiciness first, then some saltiness
    Finish : Warm , salty, slight sweetness lingering, a bit of mouthwash taste, Short to Medium finish
    • Nose
      82 82
      Musty old room kind of smell
    • Taste
      83 83
      Slight spiciness first, then some saltiness
    • Finish
      83 83
      Warm , salty, slight sweetness lingering, a bit of mouthwash taste, Short to Medium finish

  29. steff scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

  30. Gareth74 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Varnishing trick

    Let’s just crack on, shall we?

    Bunna makes some nice stuff and it’s most definitely the black sheep of the Islay malts. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. In fact, let’s be honest, most of the time it doesn’t even get a look in for bridesmaid duties. Maybe it's more the weirdly attractive, second cousin of the bride territory.

    So, how’s this bird smell? On the nose it’s unmistakably sweet, think honey nut cornflakes in light fruit syrup with a wayward curry leaf and some long forgotten warm bourbon oak. Chunks of sweet dairy toffees. There’s some vanilla powder at the bottom of a can of Bird’s Custard Powder, creamy and dry like a custard cream biscuit. There a lots of nose to this simple thing. It’s big and airy and fills up the senses. Salty licorice comes and goes, too. No peat, no Islay twang to let you know where she’s from. A little lemon zest and a little damp cardboard and glue. There handfuls of cereal and grains. It reminds me of a more well behaved Port Askaig 10th Anniversary. It’s nice but ...

    You see, this is why you’re not getting in the photo. There’s nothing wrong with the mouth but it’s just not great. Not wonky, not ugly, just not great. Young, spirity, hot peppery heat mixes with ginger and salt and woody notes and fruity syrups again. There’s a saltiness too, which is nice. The brine keeps it from being truly one dimensional. It’s feels viscous (which is gooooood) but the overriding experience is one of heat and peppery youth. And varnish. This is varnish. All day long.

    Is it a bad’n? Nope. It’s a perfectly fine whisky but you just know, deep in your heart, it could have been better if it was a few years older. If it lost a few of its rough edges, gained a bit of depth and character. If it felt a tad more composed and its flavours were a touch more harmonious and just a touch deeper. I get it, it's entry level stuff but why bother with this when the 12 is soooo much more rewarding for the same price!!

    Maybe by the next wedding it could be bridesmaids duty, but for now, you can sit at the table near the back and, maybe, just maybe get a snog off the bass player from the wedding band when they clock off for the night.

  31. matsteer scored this whisky 77 points Member Junior

    Not particularly approachable - just a bit too young for me. That shows in metallic notes in both the nose and finish. A little more age would've taken the edge off this. A three act play where the nose and finish let down the experience on the palate. 77/100.
    • Nose
      74 74
      First thing that strikes you is the youth. You can pick up the alcohol. A struggle, but reach beyond and it's a little briny and saline, as well as some raw sheet metal. Very subtle fruit notes - maybe pear, and a tiny hint of lemon peel freshness.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Nicer palate than nose. When I first opened this it tasted so metallic to me but as one or two others suggested leave the bottle a while. I've had mine open for 3 or 4 months now and the metallic note has diminished a little. Still there, but salted toffee comes in with a seaside salty note. Nice oily mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      77 77
      As it lingers on the palate the richness dissipated and gives way to that youthful metallic spirit. A disappointing way to end.

  32. matsteer scored this whisky 77 points Member Junior

    Not particularly approachable - just a bit too young for me. That shows in metallic notes in both the nose and finish. A little more age would've taken the edge off this. A three act play where the nose and finish let down the experience on the palate. 77/100.
    • Nose
      74 74
      First thing that strikes you is the youth. You can pick up the alcohol. A struggle, but reach beyond and it's a little briny and saline, as well as some raw sheet metal. Very subtle fruit notes - maybe pear, and a tiny hint of lemon peel freshness.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Nicer palate than nose. When I first opened this it tasted so metallic to me but as one or two others suggested leave the bottle a while. I've had mine open for 3 or 4 months now and the metallic note has diminished a little. Still there, but salted toffee comes in with a seaside salty note. Nice oily mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      77 77
      As it lingers on the palate the richness dissipated and gives way to that youthful metallic spirit. A disappointing way to end.

  33. YD84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  34. MLE scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

  35. dram-drinker scored this whisky 80 points Photo Moderator

    It's not that I think it is not drinkable but it reminded me immediately of new make spirit, that brings up the question what the point was of putting it into casks...
    Thus, it's not straight from the cask but rather straight from the pot still.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Little citric, brine, honeydew, wet hay, little kippery, seawater, hints of vanilla, peach
    • Taste
      81 81
      Oily, creamy, good sweetness, more on yellow fruits, more seawater and seaweed, little iodine and kippery
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium long, warm

  36. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Grasses, honey, caramel, lemon, nuts, wild berry jam, blackberries, some orange, cinnamon, dried herbs
    • Taste
      Forest berry jam, honey, caramel, nuts, a little lemon, very light wood on the back

  37. niggy1813 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Fruity, spicy, woody, maritime
    • Nose
      There are definitely fruits, a bit caramel and a lot of woody notes like nuts and spiciness. After a while there also are some maritime aromas.
    • Taste
      It feels like I've bitten into a barrel of fruity coating and there are again the maritime notes like sea salt and seaweed.
    • Finish
      The finish is spicy, peppery, oaky but the fruits also remains.

  38. riegerjonas scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    2021-01-04
    • Nose
      slightly smoky, heavy, acid, sherry notes, bread-like, (marzipan), plum jam
    • Taste
      Citrus, smoke, bread, light sherry

  39. Ficelli scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  40. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A bit of smoky smoke at first, then the sherry rises. More fruity, fatter, more greedy than the 12 year old. Iodine is barely present, however. Applesauce, cinnamon, quince jam. Fresh nuts. From Pumpkin Soup. Menthol reflections. It's sweet. Cherry liqueur. In the mouth it is also fruitier, fresher. But the spices are present, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg. Sparkling, pleasant finish, cola, caramel, pear. Quite long, not too aggressive.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2021/02/bunnahabhain-stiuireadair.html
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  41. leeho scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75

  42. sarthur71 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  43. buffaloboy1988 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Salty, licorice, mandarin
    • Taste
      80 80
      Full, spicy with a pepper, sweet and salty
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium and pleasant stimuli on the tongue. Light peat at the end, the orange also returns.

  44. yfalkov scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Burned caramel, leather, dried fruits
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sweet, delicate, smoky
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium, balanced, woody

  45. Wolf68 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  46. Dogs2 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  47. Svarttt scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    It seems to be another NAS whisky that differs a lot in the batches, the Dram in front of me is extremely drinkable and I even like it better than the last 12 I had in the glass. Bunnahabhain seems to have a problem with constancy. Therefore you should exercise caution if you cannot precisely define the fillings.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  48. wildhairyhaggis scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Atypical bunnahabhain. Slight notes of grape, little typical Islay notes.

  49. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Not bad, but not outstanding either. A remnant of new-make about it, but there are some other nice aspects. Won't be coming back to it, but I don't regret buying it.
    • Nose
      A touch of new-make, green malt, artificial sweetness (like Circus Peanuts candy), a touch of smoke, smells of seashore/oyster-shells and tarred hemp rope, earthy/damp wood mulch notes and charred sweet citrus, and a fade to faint vanilla and fainter woodspice.
    • Taste
      Mixed nuts and dried smoked fruits, malt and oak, licorice and woodsmoked vanilla and orange, followed by a mild rush of alcohol burn.
    • Finish
      Licorice and marshmallow root, faint minerally/saline seashore smokiness, a touch of ginger and coriander, and oak tannins with a touch of bitter-sweet vanilla that fade to pepper.

  50. wembleytor scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Brine on the nose, which slightly continues into the body. Reminds me of stale Christmas cake. Not much of a finish. Wouldn't have placed it as an Islay if I had been tasting blind, not peaty at all. Hoped for better.

  51. Willum scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

  52. 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.

  53. karloff scored this whisky 78 points Specialist

    If someone gave me a glass of this and I asked them what it was and they said I don't know or give a toss, cheers and enjoy, I would probably say fair enough and if I was in good company I probably would enjoy it for what it is. Not thinking too much about it. This was a sample courtesy of peatbogger.
    • Nose
      78 78
      I don't drink Bunnahabhain much, in fact I have only bought one bottle so I'm no expert. Anyway the nose smells a bit fishy, literally. This isn't off putting at all, it's just odd. It mixes with the fruit notes and that is a strange combination but it sort of works. There are some slight wood notes but you have to work for them. It also reminds me of a rose wine.
    • Taste
      78 78
      This first fill and second fill combination doesn't work for me. It's seems to be overkill. As I said I am no Bunnahabhain expert but to me the profile is completely lost, I might be wrong?
      Is it unpleasant no but if you are looking for a Bunnahabhain I think you will be disappointed.
      This doesn't taste like it's been aged, more like something has been added.
    • Finish
      79 79
      The finish is kind of short and sweet and hold on a minute is that a bit of smokiness on the death? Well this is full of surprises if nothing else.

  54. dominikbraun scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Fruity, oranges, jams, caramel sauce, dried dates, tobacco and oak and milk chocolate. My sample is from 2017, maybe the ID is wrong - my sample definitely didn't deserve an 80 rating.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  55. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Relatively dark fruits, dates, salty, dried fruits, sweet, oily, good sherry influence, slightly tart, leathery, musty, nutty, the alcohol is nicely integrated
    • Taste
      87 87
      Creamy, oily, sherry, nutty, dark fruits, sticky honey sweetness
    • Finish
      85 85
      dry, spicy, tart, yet sweet, dried fruit

  56. jlmr scored this whisky 79 points Newbie

    Well balanced nose and taste.
    complex yet accessible.

    on top: excellent bang for buck!

  57. kimmosuo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  58. huseeraaja scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  59. arobot scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
      dry and light fruits, no smoke, reminiscent of creamy-heavy fruit compote
    • Taste
      84 84
      overwhelming fruit sweetness, then woody dryness, warming bitterness, light alcoholic burning, oily-wetting mouthfeel
    • Finish
      76 76
      short to medium length, the tongue warms up longer, alcoholic burning in the rest of the mouth

  60. marmeladow scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Not particularly complex, little peaty Islay whisky, arrives to me fairly young and somewhat immature
    • Nose
      79 79
      Takes 5 minutes to open, then powerful with sea air and dried fruit, hints of peat notes. However, it flies comparatively quickly.
    • Taste
      79 79
      oily in the mouth, ABV noticeable, but not unpleasant, sea aromas, a little sherry notes with caramel and fruit, then clear, unripe oak flavor
    • Finish
      78 78
      rather dry, short-medium length, very spicy

  61. grinface scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Some nice things: Walnuts and a mild sherry profile.
    Some not so nice things: Wood taking over and too much bitterness for me.
    Overall I like the dirty Mòine better.

  62. Deletethisaccount scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Nothing spectacular, pretty much like any "standard" malt. However that means its easy to drink, easy on my palate.
    • Nose
      Light, Bananas, oatmeal, linen, hazelnuts, burnt wood, very warm on the nose.
    • Taste
      Orange, tangy, dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long lasting, warm, spice, smoke, stays on the lips in a dry manor, bitter but in a nice way.

  63. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting Dec 2018
    intense, sherry, salt and chilli
    Conclusion: Top whisky, except for the unbalanced (young?) Spiciness that leads to devaluation

  64. 2ndSip scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    inexpensive Bunnahabhain with a maritime note; Possibly two or three drops of water are worth it. Water makes the orange notes stand out better. Very little smoke, if any.
    Now that the Bunna has spent a year in a half-full bottle, this sherry tiger becomes, and the nut-almond-marzipan-brown sugar aroma has become stronger. Here the oxidation 'improved' the whisky. That gives me an upgrade from 74 -> 80.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Sweetness, caramel; Vanilla something in the background. Slight maritime note. dried (red) fruits (very much) and light almond notes. Brown sugar and associations of spice cakes. Sherry is not so present in the nose.
      With oxidation: clearly pronounced sherry note.
    • Taste
      79 79
      all the more spicy and peppery, subsides a little and changes into something oily (slight salivation). Nuts a little more clearly. Some oak in the background. With the second sip the maritime note again. After adding a little water: taste of orange and light honey. Clearly sherry.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Tart coffee. Spices! A little salty. Dark chocolate -> slightly bitter, but still very bearable. With fancy red dried fruits. Very late some malt and some smoke (felt like 5ppm).

  65. Ronny_1981 scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      Red fruits, dry, a lot of sherry
    • Taste
      80 80
      Sherry, fruits, salty but a little metalic
    • Finish
      83 83
      again lots of sherry and red fruits, surprisingly long finish

  66. GIORGOS scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  67. M134481 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Non peated, ex sherry and ex bourbon casks.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sherry, bourbon, vanilla, oak, pot pourri and fruit.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Salt / salty, caramel fudge, vanilla and sherry.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Salt / salty, caramel fudge, light pepper, vanilla and sherry.

  68. CHFIN scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    Nose: toasted nuts, citrus, chocolate, buttercup. silver onion, sherry, hint of caramel.

    Palate: intense, alcohol burn, chocolate, light, sherry, salty, coffee, pepper.

    Finnish:
    Short to medium, dry chocolate

  69. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Adult spirits play very well, despite a certain porridge in the aroma, the drink left a positive impression.
    • Nose
      At first very closed, reluctantly revealed. Mash dried fruits, sherry, piece of wood, chocolate, nuts, cinnamon, a little sweet caramel.
    • Taste
      Saturated, dense. The nuances of seaweed mixed with dried apricots, raisins, prunes, wine acidity and walnuts.
    • Finish
      Medium + length, sharp sweet. Remains in the language of wine acidity, dried fruits, a little marine theme and the remains of chocolate with sherry.

  70. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    a solid malt
    Easydrinking
    • Nose
      Fruit ?, sherry, cereals, biscuits, sweet
    • Taste
      round and full on the palate
      Oak, raisins, light butter
    • Finish
      medium long
      Pastry, shortbread

  71. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Pronounced Stu-Radhur, matured in first-fill and second-fill sherry casks .
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sweet, sherry, malt, caramel, vanilla, nutty, seasalt, blackberries, apricots, baked bread
    • Taste
      82 82
      Hot, spirity, pepper, bitter, nutty, toffee, mocha, salty
    • Finish
      81 81
      Rather short, sweet, malty, salty, berries, chocolate

  72. WhiskyMonster scored this whisky 50 points Member Senior

    Fair as NAS editions go but with usual caveats of such releases - lacks coherence
    • Nose
      40 40
      Sadly significant sulphur is apparent masking the more subtle coastal aromas but honeyed figs are potent enough to make an appearance
    • Taste
      60 60
      Some (initially sulphured) sherry raisins with a generous mouthfeel moving to icing sugar and light smoke. Palatable
    • Finish
      50 50
      Medium, dry and unspectacular, echoes of a good Glenfarclas

  73. coldsun scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Flavor has elements of nutmeg, Oloroso sherry, prunes, dried fruits, sweet barley malt. Taste is oily, buttery, malty, sweet dry sherry. Finish is long and bold, echoes taste.

  74. ARDBERG scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This dram resembles the PX sherry casks at the warehouse 9 tastings at the distillery, though not at cask strength of course.

    It is a good sipping whisky with some earthy and PX notes. Certainly lacking complexity but that's not the order for a sipping whisky like this.

    Sampled at a tasting...
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  75. Wolv scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      sea water, salt breeze, figs, aniseed, plums, fennel, liquorice, almonds, clovers, honey, cream, herbs, toffee
    • Taste
      82 82
      dry, maritime and slightly smoky
    • Finish
      81 81
      long, warm and dry

  76. schengel10 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    A still young, but very neat malt!
    [Color] honey;
    • Nose
      Honey and a lot of caramel, sherry flavors, vanilla;
    • Taste
      soft creamy onion, sherry, sweetness, caramel, nuts, almonds, oily, spices, vanilla, oak, tasty, obviously still young;
    • Finish
      medium-length, fruity finish, oak; in the aftermath a bit bitter, nutty;

  77. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    Warms, is interesting, but a bit monotonous. Would like to dilute it again with water, just a few drops. I suspect that he can do more than he has revealed to me.
    Will definitely try it again and possibly re-evaluate.
    • Nose
      Sweet, caramel, vanilla
    • Taste
      Spicy, pretty sweet, nut
    • Finish
      long, fruit, oak, will end up and slightly tart

  78. diamond2000 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: brine-sherry, dark raisins, honey, minerals, wet lime, creamy-dried fruit, plum-berry jam, ink, menthol-fresh, floral, brine, iodine.

    Taste: sweet compote of dried fruits, chalk, all kinds of spices, red pepper, cloves, cinnamon, buttery.

    Finish: a little bratzha, fresh white bread, mineral, dried fruits, sweet and salty, fatty, enveloping, slowly fading, of medium length.

    Rating: 82

  79. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Strong, but rather unbalanced and sharp in the mouth. To the 12yo standard is clearly missing the maturity.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Little sherry and raisins, slightly alcoholic, minty-fresh, maritime, and a touch of mildew. More interesting and diverse than this short description gives.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Some sweetness and sherry, raisins, plums, dark chocolate again. Will be uncomfortably sharp and cutting on the tongue.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Short to medium, slightly peppery, dark chocolate, the bitter components remain the longest

  80. Mr. D. scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  81. Expraesi scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Sherry, pear, a little vanilla.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Something sparkling on the palate. Seasoning, sea salt.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Long, spicy and slightly fruity. Something dry. Young.

  82. GJR scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  83. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  84. rolabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  85. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Wow, I really wanted to write a positive review after those negative ones below. But the more attention I gave this, the worse I think it is. The IB's and 2017/2018 Feis Ile bottlings are a great lot better, luckily, IMHO.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Not quite Bunna-like. Fudge, vanilla, some ammonia chloride, musty oak wood, all covered in annoyingly present sulfur,
    • Taste
      78 78
      Watery, then sherry notes, some fudge and vanilla sticks, then sulfur and then quite peppery,
    • Finish
      65 65
      Short, bitter in the end, slightly drying. Sulfur, fudge and some sherry notes die quickly on the tongue and on the side of the tongue. Not pleasant.

  86. ASWhisky scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    why 81P and not 80 P?
    Dectel said
    "that was the cutter chugging past"
    yes that was it
    • Nose
      Smells like Buna / Sherrymaritim
      smoky like at the harbor
      salt licorice
      caramelized ivy leaves
      Rum from the bottle
      raisins
      Salmiak moderately - the eucalyptus
    • Taste
      cool & smooth at the start
      Nougat chocolate on the tip of the tongue, then smoky warm, filling the mouth, sweet cider apples, herbs on the tongue, light alcohol note
      gets biterier and a bit spicy if it's longer in the mouth
    • Finish
      Rum, cider apples, and bitter apple peels remain on the palate
      slightly smoky sugar in the throat

  87. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Drunk so on the TV side, I found the quite useful, now with full attention rather disappointing and compared to the Ancl Cladach much better. Nose weak, leaving weak, mouth not convincing, too much spicy and bitter, except for the hint of salt liquorice no "pro" to find. I do not have to pay for 40 €.
    • Nose
      thin or rather restrained - raisins, caramel, nut, malt, maybe a touch of sea air, somehow unspanned, makes little desire ... after a while actually some Salzlakritze and eucalyptus - I like that, but way too thin, because I have the Sucking in whisky almost with your nose
    • Taste
      officially "soft and creamy" - well, it bites quite a bit, pepper, salt, nougat, a bit woody-bitter, burnt bread ... if it stays in the mouth for a long time, it is a little creamier, toffee, raisins, but also more bitter
    • Finish
      rather short nougat, longer bitter and spicy

  88. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      sweet, with a little sherry. Slightly maritime with seaweed, herbs and licorice
    • Taste
      80 80
      slight bitterness with chocolate. Salt with licorice. All in all a bit too shallow.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Pepper, here comes the alcohol.

  89. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    2 nd review after 7 months. No change in rating.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Good sherry nose, Vanilla, caramel, nuts and a maritime touch. Loads of malt.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Light creamy, honey and sherry sweet with a good amount of spiciness. Too salty near the end when drying out.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Short finish, dry wood and some salt

  90. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    after opening, there is a winey side, a little sugar, but also a return woody and sherry interesting given the price!

  91. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke tip? Rather the toast of the casks, I suppose.
      Caramel cheap, as an added aroma, almost artificial. Looks like we're trying to hide the youth of the product.
    • Taste
      This sensation is prolonged in the mouth. The spices, honest, try to forget the rest.
    • Finish
      Honest length, on the caramel.

      Monolithic, boring. Unworthy of Bunnahabhain.

      Enthusiasm 1/5

      Whisky n ° 1802

  92. LittlePeat scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Color gold Nose: Unripe grapefruit (shell), cocoa powder, light raisins, traces of malt. Original, but nothing else comes. Palate: The same as in the nose. Finisch: Short, warm, with cocoa powder and some oak.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  93. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Since surprise me the rather below average ratings, this special sherry mix would have to please the Sherryheads, I think it's very interesting.
    • Nose
      Hui, gross nose, very own sherry notes of gravy, onions, cumin, camphor, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, boiled ham, blood orange, raisins and prunes, some black pepper too
    • Taste
      Here, all the mentioned sherry notes mix directly with the sea salt, coffee, dark chocolate, leather, nutmeg, pepper, cloves, camphor, gravy, onions, cinnamon, walnuts, caraway, raisins, prunes
    • Finish
      Very dry bitter, but with beautiful sherry sweetness, dusty furniture, old leather, salt, clove, nutmeg, onions, nuts, long and warm

  94. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    01-09-2017
    19-11-2021
    • Nose
      76 76
      fruit, flowers
    • Taste
      78 78
      caramel, vanilla
    • Finish
      76 76
      (sea) salty, sherry

  95. HunterRomario scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Average whisky, I tasted a sample imported from the whisky festival in Radebeul.
    • Nose
      Nuts, sweet sherry, woody wood, light pepper in the background, but also sweet fruit, citrus and a pinch of conifer winds. (85 b)
    • Taste
      The body is somewhat thinner, but it catches it with the power of alcohol and distinctiveness. Sweet wind sherry, sweet malt, peppermint and, finally, spicy reverie. (84 b)

  96. Allandale scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I expected more from this one.
    • Nose
      Dried fruit and creamy caramel, with maritime hints. Vanilla, nuts and a spicy wife.
    • Taste
      A creamy tongue in the mouth. With influence  from dried fruit, sea-salt, creamy caramel  and hints of spiciness.
    • Finish
      A long and firm aftertaste  with hints from dried fruit.

  97. tarax69 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Quite fruity, with a fine maltiness to it. Baked bread, nuts and a touch of salt. Not a whole lot of sherry influence on the nose. With time a bit of vanilla, caramel and a pinch of sea salt.Taste: Medium body and a lightly creamy mouthfeel. Pepper, apples, malt and nuts. Light herbal touch.Finish: Medium to short finish. A bit “simpler” in form now. Mainly caramel, malt and salty dark chocolate.

    See full review here: https://www.whiskysaga.com/bunnahabhain-stiuireadair/ 

  98. Andytka3 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    N- Open with savoury smoked meat, sweet sherry with cocoa honey mixed. Gentle and breezy, but lasting citrus follow by oily nutty, cocoa coated burnt oak and tobacco ash. Sweet herbal tea. Reasonably complex and evolving for an NAS, with sweetness popping up occasionally. Not as hazy and thick if to compared to 12YO, a sunny calm day for sailing.

    P- Rush of sweetness, then nutty oil, creamy with tinge of herbs. Sherry notes are felt with hints of date, fig and subtle resins. Herbs infused salts.

    F- Medium, restrained prickly sweet-spiciness follow by peppery heats. Well intertwined of cocoa, oak and salts notes with plenty of charmed sweet notes.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  99. ARRANTHONY_PRIVATE scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  100. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  101. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Good nose, medium taste, no finish !
    • Nose
      Sherry and malt. Coastal and nutty. Sugar sweetness.
    • Taste
      Slightly creamy, spices and honey sweet. A dry and metallic taste. Too much salt near the end.
    • Finish
      Very short. Beside the salt there is not a lot of finish left.

  102. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  103. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Salty initially, then sweet comes through, cake, vanilla, honey, apricots, caramel
    • Taste
      Stinging, sweet, honey, apricot, orange. Salty again. Hint of nuts
    • Finish
      Light peppers still, sweet, medium, honey, orange, nuts

  104. Cubey666 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Came along this one for a second time during a blind tasting event (Proef Olympics Ledendag #2) as welcome dram.

    Where i did not like it when i knew what i was tasting, i am also not fan of it while tasting blindly... I noted down: "young, quite spiritt with some sweetnotes, probably a young lowland whisky"... 

    did not recognize it as the stiuireadair, but i can find myself in my older tasting notes... still not the dram for me.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  105. Defeatless scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Quite some sherry influence on the nose. A bit of the hardy side, which I always associate with Oloroso. Some nuts, bread and dried red fruit is in the nose. Quite a good nose if you ask me.

    Taste:
    Sweet, obvious sherry influences, red fruit, raisins etc. It is clearly a young whisky, and it tastes a bit 'doctored'. Most dominant is the sugar sweetness, after that it gets a bit sherried.

    Body:
    Medium

    Finish:
    Short length. It is a tad bitter, some sherry influence, but not much at all.

    Price:
    If to be bought at around €35,- it is a fair deal

    Presentation:
    Well if no age, you've got to have a story. Sadly it misses it's point.

    Comments:
    Well for a bunna they could have done better I suppose. This is quite good if you are used to drink blends and bought an 'expensive' bottle.
    The nose is fairly good, taste a bit less and finish is even more less.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      77 77

  106. Gerhans scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Briny, alcohol and sherry
    Taste: Sharp, harsh, and again sherry. A little acidic as well. There is a pleasant maltiness and nuttiness there but the acidity and sherried notes undermine those tastes.
    Finish: pretty much not there, a little malty with some raisins

    Conclusion: Great looking bottle, but this is not a Bunnahabhain I would recommend to anyone. It's way too bland for a whisky lover and too acidic/briny and spirity to be used as an introduction to sherried whiskies. Misses all the great coastal qualities and subtleties of a good Bunnahabhain.
    • Nose
      68 68
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      60 60

  107. ctu scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    An interesting Bunna, young and thin, even if there is a lot potential on the taste.
    • Nose
      Sherry, slightly burnt toast, caramel. Nothing special.
    • Taste
      Thin. Sherry, cocoa, raisin and pepper. Not bad, but liqueur feeling.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sour, creamy.

  108. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  109. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  110. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, it's malty, full of cereals (hay in August !!), and vanilla, and scent of dried fruits!
    On the palate, vanilla, almost pastry, dried flowers, dry emblems and a spicy sweetness, return of light salty smoke.
    In the finish, simple but tenacious, not very strong, but monolithic and durable on the dry fruit, and a little cocoa.

    A surprising dram, not peaty, but traces of dry smoke, rather scattered fruit aromas, towards blackcurrant, vanilla that regulates everything!
    a NAS supposed to replace the 12?
    simple, but in my strings!
    • Nose
      83 83
      malt, macerated fruit, spicy, velvety, nuts back.
    • Taste
      83 83
      spicy, malt, sherry with mold and slightly cooked fruits, some wood and salt iodine.
      woody, kernel, crushed almond and still waxy on the nut!
    • Finish
      83 83
      frank, short to medium on the same scents !!

  111. Hemdl scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Phew - very weak Bunnahabhain. One of the bottlings that the world does not need. A "NAS" as it stands in the book.
    • Nose
      Malty, young and very lightly alcoholic. A few pears, that's it.
    • Taste
      What....!? Incredibly flat and meaningless. A bit of wood, very few fruit notes. A touch of honey and quite a few Sherrynoten away, but hardly worth mentioning.
    • Finish
      Adapts to the rest of the "Stiùireadair". Short and shallow. A little honey sweetness and spice, then he is already gone.

  112. mer1973 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  113. ApricotOne scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  114. Whiscask scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  115. MarcoWe65 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      80 80

  116. Noface83 scored this whisky 73 points Specialist

    Sorry Bunna but that's nothing. Although it is quite drinkable, it is a great disappointment compared to what Bunna actually can. Applied sherry, short finish, metallic youth and alcoholic sharpness - it just screams NAS! from every drop. This will certainly not win any new fans and rather scare the loyal buyers!
    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      68 68

  117. Macerik scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  118. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Nose: medium sherried, in a fairly dry way. Malty core, baked bread, a hint of blackberries and dried apricot. Toasted nuts, with some caramel and light coastal notes. Not bad, though probably a good deal younger than 12 years.
    Mouth: less impressive. Initially quite hot and spirity, with peppery notes, roasted nuts and a lightly bitter edge. More creamy notes towards the end (toffee, raisins) as well as some salty notes.
    Finish: medium long, on berries and chocolate.It’s fine but I’ve had better Bunnas than Stiùireadair.

    https://www.whiskynotes.be/2017/bunnahabhain/bunnahabhain-stiuireadair/

  119. medemaker did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    This is a disappointment, weak body, short finish, spirity, young.

    Not that the age is a problem, i have tasted great young whisky, this is not it.

  120. Cubey666 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    No... this is not what a Bunnahabhain is supposed to be...

    Nose: bit briny, young spirit-like, malty, baked bread and a whim of fried potatoes with onions and bacon

    Taste: Alcoholic burn, more intense than the ABV% would suggest, Spirity, bit harch, reminds me a bit of Grappa

    Finish: none so what ever.

    In short: the name is more complex than the body
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      70 70

  121. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Bunnahabhain can definitely do better! The malt is likely to be relatively young and the barrels are quite exhausted. Good for breakfast whisky.

  122. JacobaEd scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

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