Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Ex-Bourbon & Oloroso Sherry
46.3 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
22 Feb 2018 1:45 am by z-imaging

Average value

€ 46,25

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain Toiteach A Dhà

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.78 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
      Baked apple juice and barrel flavors
      Coffee and caramel

  4. abcmeuric did not rate this whisky Newbie

    On the nose : medicinal haze (mint, camphor, ash), salty and oily smoke. Tiny bit of sweet notes in the distance : vanilla, riped red fruits. With time more nutty notes.
    Taste : Ok that's a lot of ashes. Camphor again which gives a nice greasy feeling but the fresher mint notes are still to be found. Powerful and one-sided
    Finish : Medium to long. Still a lot of ashes, spices. Camphor lingers on.

    I liked the first Toiteach and expected a close profile. It is not. This one is way more on cold ashes and has no sweet aspect whatsoever . Actually I have never tasted a profile that ash-oriented before. Not to my liking but still feels nicely done.


  5. ezioaudit scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

  6. Myke scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Sherry with peat smoke and then a campfire with a nutty and plum - I think this Bunna is great!
    • Nose
      90 90
      light campfire smoke and peat smoke (felt to me maybe 10-15 ppm and present in the nose; according to "schubiweine.ch: mixture of 90% 40 ppm peat malt and 10% barley malted barley"); the sherry with a distinctive nut aroma and some oak flavor is dominant here. Behind it comes a scent of seaweed mixed with a salt breeze from the spray and a little bit of citrus freshness, which for me is more orange. Very nice!
    • Taste
      86 86
      First the nut aroma (almonds and hazelnuts) from the sherry arrives gently in the mouth, then comes a good portion of peppery seasoning with a (peat) smoke pushed behind. Then it turns into a chocolate note - tendency towards dark chocolate. The sherry aroma with raisins (weaker) and plum (stronger) remains with the smoke for a long time.
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium to long. Sherry and smoke (now more campfire character) remain, as well as a light spice and some oak. Overall warming the throat.

  7. A0525 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  8. SRB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. EvilAFI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    A great value for a well balanced peated whisky!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Peat smoke, rubber, sweetness with red berries and vanilla,
    • Taste
      90 90
      Slight ash, sherry strawberry sweetness, lemon, salted ham, very well done!
    • Finish
      88 88
      Fruity and peat heat linger, long and nice maritime touch of sea salt.

  10. señor_D scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    What a charming little youngster this Bunny! If you're a cheapskate on a budget like yours truly, you might find it a good bfyb. Excuse the ambassador-y musings.
    Nose: the peat smoke is not the most "Islay", but here that isn't a lapse for me. We're getting walnuts, pecans, caramel and an array of other pastry notes. It seems some fortunate sherry cask got involved.
    Taste: In one word? Fat. Featuring sweet, bitter and salty notes in that order. So, ballanced, let's say. More maritime than the nose. Raw cocoa beans could sum it up.
    Finish: Long, simple, but profound. Wet ropes, coffee, earthy notes, dry sootiness.


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