sherry
caramel
chocolate
hazelnuts
cinnamon
honey
seaweed
dried fruit
smoky
Spiral Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair

Bunnahabhain
Stiùireadair
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Amber gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Dried fruits, hazelnut with sweet notes of caramel.

Flavor / Palate / Taste
Cinnamon, honey and a hint of seaweed.

Finish
Light but long, chocolate and sherry flavors linger.
Price:
$47.99
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Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair is adored for its sherry, caramel, chocolate and hazelnuts flavor notes.

This Scotch is carefully distilled at Bunnahabhain distillery, Islay.

Based on 149 votes, the average rating for Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair is 8.1/10.

Top reviews for Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair:

— Smooth scotch and definitely not as peaty as other Islay scotches. Very good neat or a whiskey stone; I tried it with ice and it lost a lot of flavor. Great scotch at a very decent price for such a top rated distillery

— Very Good !

— Well-developed and full of flavor. You get the sweetness of the Sherry, but still have that Islay “punch”. This just sings on my palate!
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    46.3%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    First-fill and second-fill Sherry casks

Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair

(0.75l, 46.3%)


8.1/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair
Mark
Mark,
This is my new go to price per performance scotch. Smooth with a hint of smoke and vanilla and toffee. If like smoke but don't want to be the only thing you taste.
 
Jason
Jason,
Lovely notes of vanilla and toffee with a little oak. Very smooth. Winning whiskey.
 
Matt
Matt,
Smooth scotch and definitely not as peaty as other Islay scotches. Very good neat or a whiskey stone; I tried it with ice and it lost a lot of flavor. Great scotch at a very decent price for such a top rated distillery
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Smooth and light with a bit of smoke
 
Steve
Steve,
Pretty good overall; smoother than the other 16 YO, which surprised me.
 
Kip
Kip,
This is a smooth, lighter scotch. It is a good beginner or a great gift scotch. A nice peat, smoky flavor that is not overpowering. Something you would share with friends that are not big scotch drinkers, but may want to start after having this.
 
Robert
Robert,
Very smooth, especially when a small ice cube was added. The light peat flavor actually deepens and enriches the flavors in my view. An excellent representative of Islay.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Not a big scotch fan, but this was exceptionally smooth.
 
Troy
Troy,
This has been my go-to for Islay Scotch. While I do love the others out there, this isn't as overbearing with the smokiness which I love. Has great flavor and just enough smoke.
 
Sotirios
Sotirios,
This surprised the heck out of me. The original description said “ lightly peated”. Which intrigued me because I hate peat but I might like “lightly peated”. And I like!!! Fruit notes and nuts in the nose. Very slight heat at first sip when straight. Ad an ice cube and the heat disappears, Bringing out those fruity notes. Loved it.
 
John
John,
I was never a Scotch drinker till I tasted this. I now imbibe on a daily basis after dinner. Pure liquid beauty.
 
NAOMI
NAOMI,
I'm not a Scotch drinker - but THIS! This is delicious! An awesome Scotch for a bourbon drinker! The perfect balance of sweetness with a hint on smoke! I love it!
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
This is delicious, not as smoky as you'd expect from an Islay Scotch.
 
frank
frank,
nice balance of smoke and spice. a little longer in the cask would mellow this whiskey, but a great whiskey for the price
 
Dr
Dr,
Very Good !
 
Arnaud
Arnaud,
Really good tasting !
 
Sujoy
Sujoy,
Awesome But subtle peat! Great tasting Islay dram, my first foray with Bunnahabhain and looking forward to tasting more.
 
Henry
Henry,
Relatively smooth, but spicy. Wonderfully complex flavor, but balanced. No specific flavor overpowering anything else. Very tasty.
 
Dennis
Dennis,
Love it. I'd never indulged in sherry-cask scotch before, and now I'm hooked. So many wonderful flavors, with a smooth finish.
 
Jasson
Jasson,
Delicious. As a fan of sherry-cask scotch - I found this one to be very, very good. Not as complex as I thought it would be, but plenty enjoyable. More aggressive at the front, sweet and delicious. Finish is light. In its price-range, definitely the best if you like sherry-cask whisky. Try a bottle.
 
David
David,
One of my favorites in the price range. Taste a bit like chocolate in a good way
 
Bruce
Bruce,
Smooth. Easy to drink. Good “every day” Scotch
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Well-developed and full of flavor. You get the sweetness of the Sherry, but still have that Islay “punch”. This just sings on my palate!
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Very strong caramel coming through early on. Otherwise not super exciting but still a very enjoyable drink
 
Blake
Blake,
This is very smooth and has a great after taste. The initial taste is subtle but then has a strong mixture of flavors that begin to appear.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Best I’ve tasted. Full bodied and well balanced. Very drinkable.
 
Mark
Mark,
Seems to try to straddle the line between Islay smoke and Highland mild. Pleasant enough, but misses the mark for me. I’d prefer heavy peat or heather and honey, not an awkward blend of the two.
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Starts out sweet and ends smoky. Very interesting!
 
Ron
Ron,
Compared to the rest of the bunn’ label this is a bit disappointing but still a good scotch. Simple but not complex for the brand. Caramel but falls off on palette.
 
Cody
Cody,
Very smooth and complex. Mellow and a touch of spice. I really dig this scotch.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
I like it when Islay-distilleries release unpeated whisky, it often result in very good whisky. Just like the bruichladdich classic laddie this is just an very good unpeated Islay whisky.
 
John
John,
By this distillery's standards I found this one a little disappointing if still ok compared to single malts from, say, Speyside producers which I am less inclined to buy.
 
guest
guest,
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