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09 Jul 2012

Bunnahabhain 1968 (The Whiskyman)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Bunnahabhain

Somehow I never got to review this Bunnahabhain 1968 bottled by The Whiskyman. Recently I was kindly offered a sample, so here it is. Thanks Geert!


Bunnahabhain 1968 WhiskymanBunnahabhain 43 yo 1968 ‘Dram Together’
(46,5%, The Whiskyman 2011, 120 btl.)

Nose: wonderfully honeyed with hints of waxed furniture. Pureed apricots, ripe banana and pear sherbet. Stewed yellow plums. Fig jam. Strawberries. Very warm and slightly tropical. After a while some very light resin and a little mint. Superbly elegant. Mouth: quite gentle. More oaky than on the nose, but still within boundaries. Sweet oranges, banana again, raisins. Hints of figs and even violet syrup. Cinnamon and quite a lot of mint. Oak resin. Grows a bit mossy with hints of tobacco leaves. Tiny coastal notes as well. Finish: not extremely long, but nicely sweet and herbal. Mint and liquorice.

This is elegant and complex, down the same alley as the releases from The Whisky Agency or Whisky-Fässle. High class stuff. Around € 200. I’m guessing everyone who wanted it, already bought it by now.

Score: 93/100

Bunnahabhain 1968 (The Whiskyman) 5 Ruben Luyten 2012-07-09
  • MARS

    haha, same score as me. It’s really good but a little bit light (in the aroma’s)i found.
    Not good enough to buy another bottle once the first one was down but I enjoyed the first one(most was sampled)

  • Marc Castermans

    92 isn’t enough to buy another bottle? 😉

  • MARS

    At 200€, no. The reason is too much choice at this price and way too much bottles in stock already. (and also because I paid 180€ and it’s not possible to get another bottle at this price! 😉 )

  • MARS

    I start to be a difficult customer, I think! lol



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