Bunnahabhain 1979
29 Year Old

70cl / 44.8%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Speciality Drinks Ltd
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The last of our exquisite old Bunnahabhains from 1979, bottled at a natural strength of 44.8%. Only 205 bottles of this unfortunately - those pesky thirsty angels!
Speciality Drinks Ltd
Single Malts of Scotland
29 Year Old
Bottling Date
Aug 2009
No of Bottles
Cask Number
Chill Filtered

Bunnahabhain 1979 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)

    Nose: some similarities with the OB (barley sugar, light honey) but the rest is rather more on fresh fruits, vanilla, wax and herbs. Ripe apples, not-too-ripe bananas, fresh mint leaves, hints of almond oil, marzipan and something faintly coastal (sea air). Not a wham-bam old Bunnahabhain, it seems that the cask wasn’t too active, but it’s all very elegant and rather subtle. Whispering aromas… Gets then a little grassier.

    Mouth: exactly the same differences with the OB. More fresh fruits, more liveliness, maybe a little less complexity. Sweet cider (genuine cider from a farm, not the junk that one can sometimes find in some supermarkets) and creamy vanilla sauce. A little liquorice. Some guavas and papayas as well. It’s all very good.

    Finish: long and coating, juicy, vanilled, sweet and fruity. It’s almost confectionary!

    Comments: maybe not mindboggling but all good. It’s also half the price of the official 25 – but certainly not half the points. Actually, it scores the same on my scale. SGP:541 - 87 points.

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  • Scotch 11 May 2010

    Nose ? Floral with a touch of acetone. Sweet flowers spreading to an earthy caramel.Palate ? Apple cider, with waves of honey and vanilla spreading to pure peat over timeFinish ? Continuing peat with now a background of hard cider, sweat and drying Impression ? ?Takes a while to get there? but the sweat apples and peat combination does not disappoint