Bunnahabhain 18
Added on Saturday, Nov 22, 2008 at 09:51 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 18 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: $95 Availability: Specialty Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose of caramel, and rather farty -- fartiness does not always designate a bad thing... some farts are great! And that's the case with Bunna 18. The medium-bodied and smooth palate is caramel, caramel, caramel. Yum! B/B+
N: A very raw sherry in the figgy style.
P: Dry powder sherry, some lurking fruit and burnt notes.
F: Peanuts!  Wow, really long and nutty aftertaste.  Quite interesting.
Boo! I'm not generally a fan of Bunnahabhain, so take this for what it's worth, but this only salvages a C+ because I followed it with the 25 which was worse.

 Note:  This is from a video note during a public tasting.


Cough syrupy and little bitter.  Decent mouthfeel


Nose:  Medium sherry, grape juice, some sulphur.

Palate:  Lightly sulphured sherry, dark chocolate, candied lemons.

Finish:   Sulphur fumes and acidic chocolate notes.


A nice sherried malt with a moderate sulphur note.  


n: fig newtons, caramel covered green apple, and ocean air. Nice chocolate and dark cherries with a faint note of burnt paper smoke. Very inviting red fruit nose and iced gingerbread man cookie.


t: Dried dark red fruits and a bit of balsamic; salted figs and vanilla wafers in the middle. Hint of toffee and dark chocolate in finish. Stays rich and malty but doesn't get candy sweet and has a bit sour/savoury note. The Islay smoke and salt balances the sherry cask nicely. The smoke starts to show more assertively in the finish.


Tastes like a Speyside with smoke and sea air influence; an interesting and savoury whisky.


newer release:

[unchill-filtered version at higher ABV of 46.3% tasted] 


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