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Overall rating
85.91/100
votes
153
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon & Oloroso Sherry
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5029704219063
Added on
22 Feb 2018 1:45 am by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 46,33

48 × in wishlist

153 × member ratings

307 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain Toiteach A Dhà

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.91 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Heavy smoke (flaming campfire) and a salty sea breeze take over the command immediately. The aromatic intensity is considerable, I honestly did not expect that in the form. Sweet fruit notes gradually penetrate the initially dominant smoke of the wild Islay malts. Salty caramel, gentle sweet sherry notes, dried orange peel, lemons and blueberries follow. Strong spices (nutmeg & cloves), oak and dried tobacco leaves are mixed with smoke and fruity notes. Pleasantly complex!
    • Taste
      Soft and full-bodied onset. The Bunnahabhain rekindles a blazing bonfire and a fine sea breeze. The Sherrynoten gain in taste in presence and dominance. Overripe apples, orange peel, grapefruit, raisins and sugared wild berries create a sweet and fruity contrast. Christmas spices, salty caramel, dark chocolate, spicy oak and fine tobacco notes complete the harmonious taste. The alcohol content (46.3%) fits very well into the overall picture. I renounce the addition of water.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, smoky-spicy and warm. The Sherrynoten now give way to the more ashen smoke and clear traces of pepper, salt and chocolate. Strong oak notes, Christmas spices and tobacco let the Bunnahabhain slowly fade away. A slight dryness remains on the palate.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    But hello, he can do something. That's when I thought that was just another of those "okay" bunna no age statements. But no. He has depth and character and gets out back not thin and boring, but holds beautiful long the variety of aromas of the nose and tongue upright. At the price - you really can not complain.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A pleasantly restrained smoky note that draws with a touch of dried apricots, peaches and raisins in the nose. Sherry aromas follow after a while, as do caramel and honey. Spicy wood, a little tree resin and pepper complete the picture.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Cool peat smoke, more intense on the tongue than in the nose. Dry from the beginning. Sherry aromas, some Kellermoder and an impression of damp wood give it depth. Cloves, nutmeg and pepper crowd in. Also a little licorice and menthol resonate. Nougat chocolate, freshly brewed coffee, leather.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, dry. In the finish he continues to show the flavors of the tongue. Although in a weakened form, but as a whole they are still there. Anything but one-dimensional.

  3. ASWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    no club
    looks gentle and older
    that could do more but the menthol note kills a lot
    • Nose
      Walnut shells in red wine water
      At first, the nose barely opens
      then comes incense, menthol, smoke rather in the background as a clue
      the nose looks cool and smooth
      Later come warm walnut notes, dark caramel with chocolate topping like the "Giant Candy" and again frankincense
    • Taste
      smooth and cool at the start
      Menthol immediately, Tanine
      cool and yet warm
      Slowly, smoke and heat develop in the oral cavity
      Resin, wood, dark liquorice, chocolate and sugar
      Honey water on the palate, very sweet, but a natural-tasting sweetness
    • Finish
      nice finish
      long
      Baked apple juice and barrel flavors
      Coffee and caramel

  4. praisethepasta scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    A very, very nice whisky with a delightful nose, and while the taste and finish don't quite reach that level, they're nevertheless still very good to say the least.
    • Nose
      88 88
      a well integrated combination of sherry and smokey notes are the first things you notice. Behind that, there's a world of flavours opening up: woody, vanilla, herbal (sage) and a little minerally - irony notes. An extra few minutes in and the nose opens up even further with berries and red grapes. Simply wonderfull: so much to explore and to discover without ever being overwhelming or overly busy. A class act!
    • Taste
      86 86
      A little less versatile than the nose, but very well balanced, with a soft woody note taking centre stage. There's more fruit going on here, followed by some ashy smoke.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long and a bit sharp initially. Peat and smoke lead the way with a prominent ashy note towards a more gentle, softer, fruity touch. Just as the finish fades out, it turns around once more with a subtle smokey touch that hangs around.

  5. maltbaum scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    For this amount of money. I can't complain. It needs some time to open up but great.
    Nose:
    ashy,a hint of sherry and the typical Nordic Seaish nose.
    Taste:
    is a little watery but still sweet and well balanced. Pea is what I get here as well. better than most of the other NAS ones by Bunnahabhain.

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    N- Easily likable sweet malty scents with savoury smokes, rosewater, soft and mild nature with candy and grassy overcoat. Get ashier overtime, but nose dive after a while. (85/19)

    P- Tangy with touch of sour fruits, just ripe pineapple that still with plenty of prickly fruit acid. Gingery, mildly spicy with burst of sweet smokes. (86/20)

    F- Medium-long, pale, may be a wee hollow initially. Smooth, grassy with satisfying smog of peat smokes and hint of garden salts. (86/20)

    B/B- 86/20

    Weighted Rate:- 79pt

    Cr-2, Fr-2, Fl-0, Pt-2, Ft-1, Sp-0, Wd-3, Wn-2, Sc-2
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Easily likable sweet malty scents with savoury smokes, rosewater, soft and mild nature with candy and grassy overcoat. Get ashier overtime, but nose dive after a while. (85/19)
    • Taste
      P- Tangy with touch of sour fruits, just ripe pineapple that still with plenty of prickly fruit acid. Gingery, mildly spicy with burst of sweet smokes. (86/20)
    • Finish
      F- Medium-long, pale, may be a wee hollow initially. Smooth, grassy with satisfying smog of peat smokes and hint of garden salts. (86/20)

      B/B- 86/20

      Weighted Rate:- 79pt

      Cr-2, Fr-2, Fl-0, Pt-2, Ft-1, Sp-0, Wd-3, Wn-2, Sc-2
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  7. Opeth83 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    86 points on average?

    Why on earth would you buy this if you can buy an Ardbeg 10, Caol Ila 12 or even a 5 y old Kilchoman Sanaig for the same money?

    This industry is getting mad. Rubbish NAS whisky for 40 Pounds.

    By the way I have blended the Arran 12 Master II with this one and on both sites it became a better whisky. So if you buy 2 not so good whisky, just blend it. Or if you have a bad whisky, blend it with a good one.

  8. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. McMoulis scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. toklian scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N21 P20 F21 B21

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