Single malt whisky - tasting notes

29 Dec 2012

Bunnahabhain 1976 (Whisky-Doris)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Bunnahabhain

We’ve had a super-young Bunnahabhain just before Christmas, now we’re having an old Bunnahabhain 1976 bottled by Whisky-Doris.

 

 

Bunnahabhain 1976 (Whisky-Doris)Bunnahabhain 35 yo 1976 (49,1%, Whisky-Doris 2012, sherry hogshead #6112, 248 btl.)

Nose: very nice, a dry oloroso style. There’s a sweetness of figs and dates, but it’s muted by mossy notes, damp wood and maritime notes. Cocoa dust and orange zest. Quite some herbal notes as well. Mouth: a similar story, balancing between medium sherry (figs, nuts) and the herbal, dry wood. Some Seville oranges, tobacco and sourish oak. Pu-erh tea. Liquorice and a faint salty note in the end. Finish: long, now fairly dry with leafy and salty notes.

A very good, sherried Bunna with a nicely coastal, dry sherry character. In between dry oloroso and Fino actually. Still rather affordable considering the age. Around € 140.

Score: 89/100

Bunnahabhain 1976 (Whisky-Doris) 4 Ruben Luyten 2012-12-29

Categories

Calendar

May 2015
M T W T F S S
« Apr    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

  • Taco: I'm about finished with a bottle of this and am still amazed at how good it is. It's much more subtle than the popular sherry finished whiskers, but
  • Tony: I guess they are not planning on selling much to the likes of us. "Premiumisation" gone mad...
  • Johan Andersson: I'm in Campbeltown right now for the Springbank Open Day on Thursday. This review is really spot on. I really love Longrow and especially the 18 it be

Coming up

  • Ledaig 42 Years Old
  • Irish malt 1991 (Whisky Mercenary)
  • Aberlour a'bunadh Batch #50
  • Bowmore Gold Reef
  • Tomatin 1997 (Liquid Library)
  • Springbank Vintage 2001
  • Mortlach Rare Old

1793 notes by Ruben

WhiskyNotes - Ruben LuytenThis blog is my personal collection of impressions, written while searching for the ultimate single malt whisky.