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Bunnahabhain 31yo 1979/2011

(46.5%, Adelphi, C#8893, 516 Bts.)
Average Score: 90
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Brand NameBunnahabhain
Year Distilled1979
Year Bottled2011
Alcohol By Volume46.5%
Cask Number#8893
Average Score90

Maniac Ratings
Robert Karlsson92
Konstantin Grigoriadis91
Ho-cheng Yao90
Krishna Nukala91
Rich Howard91
David Wankel91
Oliver Klimek84
Ralf Mitchell92

Retired Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood90

Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonUltra-sherried. On coffee, dark chocolate, prunes. Wood. Interesting, rather extreme. The nose is mirrored in the huge taste. So very big on sherry wood. Slightly sourly but so exciting it hurts and cant find any dreaded offnotes. Biitteeer aftertaste.
Rich Howarddeep, rich stewed fruits with raisins and twigs, orange zest, fresh limes, infused with vanilla. not much more complex than that, but i'm not complaining. the palate is also full of zesty and punchy fruits, sweet and savory grilled orange slices, a bit spicy with some cinnamon and cloves, the expected finish of light tobacco and some toasted oak. a drop of water lightens the wood on the nose, leaving fresh fruit and berries doused in vanilla cream. the palate is still full of spicy sweet fruit punch with plenty of spices and some cigar tobacco and slightly charred wood on the finish. summary: zesty and savory fruits and deep citrus with plenty of spices and dried tobacco. [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards]