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Overall rating
85.56/100
votes
272
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon & Oloroso Sherry
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5029704219063
Added on
22 Feb 2018 1:45 am by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 46.26

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272 × member ratings

589 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain Toiteach A Dhà

45 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.56 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. wisekycourse scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    dry and gripping peat, a little iodized, lemon, seaweed at high tide, salt arriving, a little fruit on citrus
    mouth:
    the alcohol fire is quite young, then a pleasant sensation of smoke near the fire, a little fruit on the cooked tangerine, a little mold in return, peppery spices, the malt returns a little toasted, seaweed still in a little parched package.
    Final:
    fairly short, smoky, dry wood, fruit a little macerated at last.
    simple, missing a bit of final.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. SloeWhisky scored this whisky 83 points Newbie

    Excellent value for money, from a distillery I'm not often too keen on. A nice mix of sweet and smoke.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Iodine, Coal, Tinned fish, Apricot, Fudge, Icing Sugar
    • Taste
      80 80
      Follows the nose quite nicely. TCP, Clove, Wood smoke, Fudge, Apricot. Just a little muddy.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium and tingly. Just a touch hot, in a good way.

  6. stnlskz scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    This Bunnahabhain Toiteach a Dhà is the sequel to the original Toiteach. Made with Moine peat barley, this whisky is aged in old bourbon and sherry barrels.

    This Bunnahabhain is very much extremely delicate. The first nose is very pleasant, on orange zest. The rest is very complex, mixing a smoky and salty scent that lets out notes of hay, sherry and vanilla. Although not a tsunami, this nose is a harmonious breeze.

    On the palate, the attack is herbaceous, then on peat smoke. The mid-palate is spicy (pepper), woody (old oak), and we sip notes of fresh mint, hazelnut, orange and dark chocolate. It is both tender and delicious, it is fluid and more than pleasant to drink.

    The finish gives me a nice minerality, we find the salinity characteristic of Bunnahabhain. The peat is manifested by notes of earth and barbecue smoke. A hint of custard sublimely concludes the tasting.

    This Bunnahabhain is a beautiful mellow distillate, of a rather disconcerting complexity which is the fruit of a well integrated peat and of the dual aging in sherry and bourbon barrels, which gives it a more than interesting aromatic profile.

  7. Myst111 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Greasy sea, describes the whisky quite well.
    For the price of € 35, - definitely recommended.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Bacon, campfire, sea water
    • Taste
      81 81
      Salt, rancid nuts, bacon
    • Finish
      83 83
      Long finish, there remains bacon

  8. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Dietemann scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  10. singlecask_luke scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    An excellent, really convincing Bunnahabhain!
    Great smoke character, very diverse!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Intense peat smoke, campfire, slightly medicinal, slightly leathery, sweet tobacco. If you warm the whisky by hand, a light and sweet fruit note comes through.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Tobacco, cold campfire smoke, spicy, dry, earthy, light sweetness in the background
    • Finish
      86 86
      Warming, wintry fire, spices, dry, woody

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