Tasting Notes / Bottles from Bunnahabhain



Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old (older 40% version)
Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old (older 40% version)

I've been dramming for a good number of years now and one of my all time turn to drams has always been the Bunnahabhain 12 year old which was one of the very first drams i really got unusual flavours

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Old Particular Cask 12545 (Douglas Laing)
Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Old Particular Cask 12545 (Douglas Laing)

The standard Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old bottling ( review.php?articleid=1200 ) was one of the first whiskies I enjoyed as I begun my journey into whisky in my late teens and early twenties, with a nose that was all chocolate and would make you instantly think Speyside, this ex bourbon single cask variant i am sure will hold something completely different.

Bunnahabhain 13yr  PX Sherry Finish Fill Your Own
Bunnahabhain 13yr PX Sherry Finish Fill Your Own

Many thanks to my friend, who didn't want to be named, for sending me this sample of the Fill Your Own bottling from Bunnahabhain distillery.

Bunnahabhain 15yr Heavily Peated (Signatory
Bunnahabhain 15yr Heavily Peated (Signatory

I've had this dram sitting in my to do list for probably two years after it was sent to me by my friend Matt Veira (@mattveira) from the Guildford Whisky Blog and thought it was time to get it done.

Bunnahabhain 17 Year Old Westering Home
Bunnahabhain 17 Year Old Westering Home

Part of the Bunnahabhain tasting after our tour during the #IslayRoadTrip with Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky Blog and Jon (@dvdbloke) from Scotch and Sci-fi

Bunnahabhain 17yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
Bunnahabhain 17yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Another independent Bunnahabhain this time from Bottlers Douglas Laing, this 17 Year Old from the Old Particular range is one I was keen on trying.

Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old
Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old

The first of a couple of reviews of Bunnahabhain whiskies this evening starts with the Brilliant 18 Year Old.

Bunnahabhain 1978 Mission Gold (Murray McDavid)
Bunnahabhain 1978 Mission Gold (Murray McDavid)

A single cask 1978 Bunnahabhain who wouldn't love that

Bunnahabhain 1989 25yr Treasurer (Robert Graham)
Bunnahabhain 1989 25yr Treasurer (Robert Graham)

I was lucky enough to have been invited along with my friends at EH10 Whisky Society (@EH10Whisky) to Robert Graham's (@WhiskyCanongate) Canongate store for an intimate tasting of some of their recent

Bunnahabhain 1998 (Adelphi)
Bunnahabhain 1998 (Adelphi)

Bunnhabhain are one of my favourite distilleries ranking in my top 5 all time favourites.

Bunnahabhain 1999 16yr (Wm Cadenhead)
Bunnahabhain 1999 16yr (Wm Cadenhead)

A small batch, single cask, Cadenheads Bunnahabhain from 1999 matured for 16 years in a sherry butt, this sounds really interesting and equally scary.

Bunnahabhain 2001 10 yr (Signatory)
Bunnahabhain 2001 10 yr (Signatory)

Bunnahabhain 2001 10 yr (Signatory Cask Strength Collection)

Bunnahabhain 2002 (Claxtons)
Bunnahabhain 2002 (Claxtons)

Another single cask example from Claxtons, I've een lucky enough to try a few from their range now and was looking forward to trying this Bunnahabhain.

Bunnahabhain 2006 The MacPhails Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)
Bunnahabhain 2006 The MacPhails Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)

Another Bunnahabhain from Gordon and MacPhails wood makes the whisky campaign this expression is a 2006 non pleated dram from The MacPhails Collection.

Bunnahabhain 2007 8yr Provenance (Douglas Laing)
Bunnahabhain 2007 8yr Provenance (Douglas Laing)

With Tom out in Dublin and both of us invited to take part in the Douglas Laing #TasteTheRegions Twitter Tasting I stepped up to do some notes and that is where i tried this Bunnahabhain 2007 8yr Provenance.

Bunnahabhain 21Yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Bunnahabhain 21Yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

This is the first in a series of The Whisky Barrel own bottlings, and starts with Bunnahabhain 21Yr Sherry Cask Burns Malt.

Bunnahabhain 21Yr Jubilee Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Bunnahabhain 21Yr Jubilee Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

Second in my series of The Whisky Barrel own bottlings is this stunning Bunnahabhain 21Yr Jubilee Malt.

Bunnahabhain 22 Year Old Bladnoch Forum Bottling
Bunnahabhain 22 Year Old Bladnoch Forum Bottling

Another cracking sample from a swap with Adrian (@mynameisgone) with this very nice Bunnahabhain 22 Year Old Bladnoch Forum Bottling.

Bunnahabhain 23 Year Old (Master of Malt)
Bunnahabhain 23 Year Old (Master of Malt)

Over the last month or two Master of Malt have released some brilliant new Single Cask offerings and this 23 Year Old Bunnahabhain is no different.

Bunnahabhain 23yr / The Rare Casks (Abbey Whisky)
Bunnahabhain 23yr / The Rare Casks (Abbey Whisky)

It wasn't that long ago that i tasted the first release from Abbey Whisky and their The Rare Casks series which was the Caperdonich 17 which i thought was a fantastic dram.