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Bunnahabhain 2008 Mòine

Overall rating
88.98/100
votes
229
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Vintage
18.12.2008
Bottled
26.02.2018
Calculated age
09 years old
Casktype
Bordeaux Red Wine Casks
Number of bottles
4536
Strength
58.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
Warehouse No. 8
Barcode
5029704219155
Added on
11 Jul 2018 6:40 pm by WVenema
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 187.48

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2008 Mòine

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.98 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Yeah sure it's nice, but all those 90+ scores really puzzle me. I was thinking 86 or 87.
    • Nose
      Blueberry, toffee, peat, mocha, hazelnut paste and apple.
    • Taste
      Peat, chocolate, blueberry and caramel.
    • Finish
      Chocolate, peat, hazelnut and liquorice.

  2. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Balanced, wonderfully pleasing - a strong bottling, which is absolutely expected both the vinous components and the distillate.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Immediately sweet-fruity smoke is present, in addition to the ashiness, cherries and raspberries reach the nose. The alcohol is noticeable, but does not bother.
      Slightly sourish draft and salty bacon are added. Maritime and complex.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very pleasant mouthfeel, with a tendency to creaminess. Cherries and raspberries are still the leading fruit flavors, the smoky notes and well-integrated alcohol accompany balanced. Slight pepper and spicy notes are present. Here rather tasty than complex.
      With water, the fruits become clearer, the pepper and oak notes but also, if necessary, even slightly sulfuric subliminal palpable.
    • Finish
      89 89
      At first, the smoky component predominates, but the red fruits are constantly mixed with it. Medium to long accompanied by subtle oak bitterness and a few dryness. Later blackberry.

  3. LittlePeat scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Color: mahogany

    Nose: Fresh, extremely cherry, with smoked meat and pine nuts behind.

    Palate: The smoke is getting stronger. Sweet red fruits. Again pine nuts. A little bit of wood. Meat sauce. Very pleasant mouthfeel. Attention: It hardly tolerates water, but is pure drinkable, or even with just a few drops of water.

    Finish: Long with smoke and sour cherry jam. Very clean.

    Conclusion: Strange that he can not handle water, otherwise top. From the age ago, the 9 years also correspond to the overall impression. The 58.1% is not noticeable, the impression is rather 52%.

  4. Bertus1 scored this whisky 93 points Newbie

    This is an exeptional Bunna Moine ( peated) experiment with wine casks that is rare for Bunnahabhain . The result is a whisky that is hard to allocate when tasting blind. The influence of the bordeaux casks make this whisky taste much more mature and exclusive in comparison to comparable aged whiskys. The wine is not dominant although present in the high quality Bunna spirit. Toffee, espresso and tobacco mixed with hints of raisins , pepper and ripe fruits create a very , very good product that has a nice afterburner and made this limited expression to my favorit of the over 200 single malt whiskys tasted. If you are not fainthearted and love the Islay high quality spirit this is one of the unique rare opportunities to experience an absolute top quality whisky at a reasonable price if you can still grab one . 93 points !

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    N- Oily, nutty with hint of soy sauce, then honey comb, ripe melon and tangy mineral in the mix for a great prelude in this one. Full on the nose with more Chinese soy sauce nuance, complexity shows with burning leaf and wood chip smokes, warm berries, sharp citrus for nose melting effect. Curry leaf. (93/23)

    P- Bold, umami, smokes, spicy, rich dried fruit with mashed sweet and salted dates rising to the nose. Absolutely delicious well spiced crab and seafood broth. Just stunning. (95/23)

    F- Long, burst of umami, puffy, more curry leaf with array of savoury flavours emerged in harmony. Rich but not heavy, feel the power yet rounded and flawless. (97/24)

    B/B- 96/24. Another very stunning Limited Release from Mr. Bunny after 2017 PX LR.

    Cr- 1, Fr- 1, Fl- 0, Pt- 2, Ft- 0, Sp- 0, Wd-3, Wn-3, Sc-2

    Weighted Rate- 95pt (+1 for the excellent value)
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Oily, nutty with hint of soy sauce, then honey comb, ripe melon and tangy mineral in the mix for a great prelude in this one. Full on the nose with more Chinese soy sauce nuance, complexity shows with burning leaf and wood chip smokes, warm berries, sharp citrus for nose melting effect. Curry leaf. (93/23)
    • Taste
      P- Bold, umami, smokes, spicy, rich dried fruit with mashed sweet and salted dates rising to the nose. Absolutely delicious well spiced crab and seafood broth. Just stunning. (95/23)
    • Finish
      F- Long, burst of umami, puffy, more curry leaf with array of savoury flavours emerged in harmony. Rich but not heavy, feel the power yet rounded and flawless. (97/24)

      B/B- 96/24. Another very stunning Limited Release from Mr. Bunny after 2017 PX LR.

      Cr- 1, Fr- 1, Fl- 0, Pt- 2, Ft- 0, Sp- 0, Wd-3, Wn-3, Sc-2

      Weighted Rate- 95pt (+1 for the excellent value)
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  6. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    While the nose offers more fruits, this is generally a proper, powerful and straightforward heavily peated whisky.
    • Nose
      The fruits immediately jump out, with blueberries and cherries leading the charge, all the while backed by hints of barbeque smoke and cured meat, as well as nougat. Rather delicious, although a tad shy.
    • Taste
      Big and intense notes of rubber. Iodine even. With more tar, charcoal and peat to come, all of them completely overpowering the wine cask fruitiness, which is barely detectable.
    • Finish
      Lots of peat and licorice, with a whisper of sal ammoniac.

  7. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. LordBellamy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    with water: it tolerates water properly, without which the nose does not change much, but then it breaks down in the mouth at some point, the smoke is tamed, but the wine is then overwhelmingly dominant. So gladly with water, but not too much

    Conclusion: Bunnahabhain has once again whacked out a real board, a malt that works wonderfully, it is dirty and yet sweet, the berries together with the smoke and the iodine impacts just go well together, harmoniously and also a great deal of complexity
    • Nose
      90 90
      sweet and fruity smoke, the typical "Bunna dirt" (mineral, some earth) is also there, but the smoke is not as succinct as expected, red berries (wild strawberry, blueberries), vanilla, creme brulee, caramel, nougat, creamy , the alcohol is very well integrated, also slight maritime notes like seaweed, iodine and salt can be found, the oak is also quite clear with strong spice
    • Taste
      89 89
      strong, smoky approach, the smoke is much stronger here, the wine is there, but has to fight through the smoke first, the dram becomes sweeter and more berry in the mouth, nougat, salt, wood complete the whole thing
    • Finish
      88 88
      long, pleasant, nice combination of smoke, minerality, red fruit and saucy notes, which together with the oak become stronger towards the end

  9. Jpspecial scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Copper. Medium legs.
    Great nose. All meat. Salty bacon. Smoked salmon. Some cough syrup. Raspberries Cherries Black Forest cask. Some bunna nuttiness is there.
    Attractive spiciness. Pepper. Maritime.
    Creamy mouthfeel. Getting most of the smells on the palate. Sweet ashy tar. Liquorice still spicy pepper on the palate. Salty bacon. Getting better after every dram.
    91/100.

  10. EvilAFI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    While this isn’t bad by any means I was really hoping to like it more. Tart red cherries, smoke, pepper, brine, all the things sound good to me, but it just isn’t as appealing as it could be.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sour cherries, smoke, peat, must, cream,
    • Taste
      88 88
      Much like the nose, tart, Smokey, underlying sweetness, brine, white pepper. Water made it a bit juicier.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Drying, fruitiness lingers with a nice peat heat.

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