Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old

70cl / 46.3%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old
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This is the relaunched version of Bunnahabhain 18yo, with owners Burn Stewart having ditched the caramel colouring and chill-filtration and upped the strength to 46.3%. A triumph for 'naturalist' whisky drinkers and a PR triumph for Burn Stewart – bravo!

Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
18 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Islay

Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old Reviews

9 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    Today

    Unlike the new wood & other ''recipe'' wonders, I rather like this 18 year old Bunnahabhain. It''s got a very neat slightly nutty, slightly marine taste with an extra layer of sherry that the 12 doesn''t have. This one and the 12 beat any other current Bunna releases including the 25yo.

  • 5
    26 March

    Not a typical Islay, but subtle, sweet and beautiful. (First Bunnahabhain I''ve had, - after many years of scotch drinking.)

  • 5
    4 January

    A truly excellent malt, low on the Iodine notes of many Islay whiskeys and wonderfully rich and full bodied. It''s not a cheap option among the great variety on offer these days but it is well worth it. An extremely special drop of the good stuff.

  • 3
    9 July 2014

    This is an excellent whisky and great taste. It leaves a lasting lingering flavour on your pallet. A dram that makes feel you want to share the experience with close friends.

  • 25 November 2012

    Managed to pick up a litre bottle of this the other week. Absolute liquid gold. The best Bunnahabhain i've tasted since a 1962 Auld aquaintence on Isla last year. Highly recommended!

  • 8 September 2011

    Fantastic whisky. You won't get much better on Islay

  • 12 April 2011

    This new style is like a Glenfarclas 25 yr old in many ways. Actually, I prefer the old style with the sherry, light peat and briny flavor. Don't get me wrong this new one is excellent but I wasn't expecting another Glenfarclas.

  • 4 March 2011

    This is a fantastic stuff. Reminds me roasted and salted almonds like Marabou salted almond chocolate. If you have ever tasted that chocolate, you know what I mean. This Bunna is more sherried that I expected, but in the palate and finish there is wonderful mixture of salt, seaweed, smoke and hint of coffee. A complex and interesting malt!

  • 26 January 2011

    After last year's highly successful turnaround of the 12yo, now it's the turn of the 18yo. In going "au naturel", the flavour profile of the 12 changed dramatically. This is not the case with the 18; as befits its more refined and elegant nature, the changes are far more subtle. What it has become is drinkable and enjoyable again (the last bottle I had was so flat and lifeless I couldn't finish it). This new bottling is a triumph... a subtle triumph.