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Bunnahabhain 2008 Mòine

Overall rating
89.05/100
votes
243
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

€ 132.60

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2008 Mòine

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.05 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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%.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 !

  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. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful, strong bunnahabhain with a lot of smoke, a tad too dry for my personal taste, but nothing to complain about in itself.
    • Nose
      Sweet red berries and campfire smoke come to mind first, raspberry, vanilla, almonds, tobacco, a little pepper, warmed it becomes even more spicy, a little cinnamon is added, waxy, cream cake, after a long smell, there is not much of the red berries left there and the creamy flavor dominated by smoke, creme brulée
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, dry ashy smoke, vanilla, cherry, sour, caramel, cinnamon, pepper, very creamy, spicy oak, slightly sweet at the beginning, then rather dry, a bit of dark chocolate, really dark, the smoke is actually rather heavily peated
    • Finish
      the smoke dominates now, ashy, salt on the tip of the tongue, drier, apple, oak, warming and long-lasting

  9. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The barrel is not hiding and shows quite a bit of red fruit. The smoke goes in the direction of campfire smoke and barbecue. That actually seems quite consistent. The alcohol is also nicely integrated and the malt doesn't look too young. Strong but not bubbly. However, with the red fruits I always have a slightly artificial undertone that resonates and I don't like. But I did enjoy drinking the sample.

  10. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Cherry, cinnamon, somehow reminds me of chewing gum, honey, cold smoke, ash, from the nose I would never estimate it at 58%
      The cherry is absolutely dominant here. So far I've only had something like this at a Mackmyra with cherry wine finish https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/98458/mackmyra-whiskyde
    • Taste
      Honey, cherry, lime, lemon, clearly ash, wood, pepper

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