Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
First and Second Fill Sherry Casks
46.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
P040614 L5 16:38 17142
Added on
05 Jun 2017 5:06 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 42.72

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262 × member ratings

494 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair

53 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.84 points

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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
      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

  4. 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

  5. ColdAesthetics 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

  6. wisekycourse scored this whisky 83 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
      malt, macerated fruit, spicy, velvety, nuts back.
    • Taste
      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
      frank, short to medium on the same scents !!

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. coldsun scored this whisky 63 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.

  10. 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


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