Bunnahabhain 2008 Mòine

Overall rating
88.77/100
votes
316
Whiskybase ID
WB114949
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

€ 299.64

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Whisky reviews for Bunnahabhain 2008 Mòine

58 users have left 60 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.77 points.

  1. P.K.S scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Not my taste

  2. Barbone scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  3. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    ... definitely let it breathe. Beautiful peated Bunnahabhain...
    • Nose
      88 88
      ... Peat, wine cask, espresso, dark fruit, salt surrounded by a balanced sweetness.
    • Taste
      86 86
      ... very dry with old wood, dark fermented grapes, toffee, coffee, lemon, tobacco and rich cold smoke.
    • Finish
      86 86
      ... peat bog smoke, strawberries, orange peel with wood charcoal fire and salmon.

  4. tancerz11111 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Modly scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Gregorsky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. TimkoT scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Ziggy24 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. JWhahn scored this whisky 98 points Member Junior

    Its simply nearly perfect made

  10. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    S 6
    A well-balanced smoked fruit chilli bomb, complex yet a bit thin and young.
    Chilli spice bursting on palate can be a let-down for people expecting harmony in whisky.

    N 26
    Decent red wine tannin
    Peat smoke
    Fruity (red apple)
    Sea breeze & earthy, even some smoked sausage when left to breathe
    Woody
    Dark chocolate
    Mildly nutty

    P 27
    Spicy sweet bitterness all-in-one
    Chilli spice gradually dilute down to pepper
    Malted barley & ripe fruit (peach) sweetness

    F
    Long finish
    Seaweed
    Oaky & red fruit
    Peat smoke lingering
    Touch of peppermint behind the smoke

  11. Salame scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  12. geriud scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  13. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  14. gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  15. Tordeaux scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  16. nomad_soul scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  17. mudshark scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  18. Astrid scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The full maturation in the Bordeaux barrel comes into its own, you can tell that high quality wine is involved. Click here for a detailed review: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2021/06/30/aus-den-weinbergen-islays/
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  19. aryehf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very good, the nose is way better than the palate. The palate is somewhat one dimensional more focused on peat but this balances with some time.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Red fruits, plums, smoke, earthy, wood, fresh baked bread, sea, a damp warehouse, berries, jam, sausage. After some time in the glass it gets more mineral on stones and rocks and a bit nutty.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very fat, starts with ashes attack, an ashtray, smoked berries jam. After some time the fruitiness grows bigger and stands upfront.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, spices, nutmeg, wet wood, sweetness, marmalade.

  20. geriud scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  21. ThorstenH scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      Note that takes a lot of getting used to. Fireplace smoke dominates, with something fermented (fruits?)
    • Taste
      84 84
      Alcohol noticeable, earthy notes
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length, earthy fruits.

  22. dominikbraun scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Immediately after pouring, smoke with a comparatively unique character pours out of the glass: Ashy wood smoke with both a pleasant intensity and a certain elegance. There are also heavy salty caramel, cocoa powder, lemon-pepper cake, apricot and maritime notes. Fantastic, only the alcohol could be used more cautiously.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Spice cakes, light wood, juicy citrus fruits, charcoal, smoke, plums, creme brulee, candle wax, seaweed, iodine, freshly ground spices, oak.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Always smoky, mostly spicy, often fruity and sometimes woody. The oak bitterness turns into delicate espresso notes and then subsides.

  23. PeatSnatch scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    What a wonderful Bunna Moine! The wine cask and heavily peated malt are in harmony and offer a unique experience.
    Reminds me a bit of octomore wine cask at the opening of bottle but less at the end. Its smooth and soft yet heavy and dark... sweetness, big rich smoke, char, spices, saltiness and fruits all balanced while letting the peat smoke drive the show.

    Edit 2022 after tasting a few recent editions
    In retrospect, this has to be in my top 5 heavily peated malts. Never encoutered anything like that since (cracked and finished one in 2019) and I had many other Moine OB and from IB... some pretty good Ledaigs might do the trick but never in the same way as this one obviously.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  24. mothers_finest scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  25. DerDennis! scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

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

  26. Ed Radour scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

  27. LDB scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Smoky and delicate! The high alcohol content doesn't bother you in any way.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Clearly ashy smoke from the fireplace, blackcurrants in the background.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Smoky and strong, gives hair on the chest, tasty.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Finally, red gummy bears.

  28. thierryziegler scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  29. 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

  30. 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.

  31. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • 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

  32. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Great smoke accompanied by red fruits, honey sweetness, berries, light wood, dry chocolate, citrus notes, slightly nutty, tobacco notes, slightly chocolatey
    • Taste
      88 88
      Flattering peat smoke, campfire, tobacco notes, leathery, slightly dark red fruits, BBQ
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long finish, full of warming peat smoke, tobacco notes, very chocolatey, slightly spicy

  33. 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

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. MrYens scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  37. lordmcabre scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

  38. lordmcabre scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

  39. Squinugie scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  40. Pyromann scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    I tasted this whisky as part of the tasting of red wine finishes. It's a bomb. Whisky is really full, dense in both aroma and taste. Much obvious effect of red wine, in addition to spicy and smoky. Concert.
    • Nose
      Some roses, very dense and heavy, charge! There are also some synthetics and earthy tones. It's all tinged with smoke and spicy spiciness.
    • Taste
      The taste is again very dense, strong spicy spice, sharpness. Strong influence of red wine, wood soaked with red wine.
    • Finish
      Smoke and coal, sweetish.

  41. kimmosuo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  42. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Organic peat smoke, quite vegetal. The smoke turns to rather earthy, with a nice nuttiness in the background. Japanese premium soy sauce, turkish delights, burnt sugar. Somehow I do not like heavily peated Bunna, it always seems to be incoherent.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The wine influence is very obvious, with rich sweetness. Some smokiess on the back of the throat, also very nutty.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long, very nutty, and oily on the tongue. Quite bitter in the end.

  43. ConvalRen scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
      Oily, creamy and thick with teriyaki sauce.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Spicy, sour, oaky, old and salty.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Dry, dense and salty mess. Slightly nutty. A good sign for a bunna.

  44. 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.

  45. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The colour is mahogany. The nose is sweet and lightly peaty with chocolate, grass, dried fruits, perfume, floral field, seaweeds and dust notes. The palate is sweet and peaty with grass, pepper, spices, perfume, chocolate and dust notes. The finish is long, dry, dusty and peaty with dried fruits, chocolate and oak notes. It’s a very good balanced, tasty whisky.

  46. squaadgras scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  47. JuBO scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      95 95
      sweet fruity smoke, red fruits - cherry and raspberry and red currant, slightly maritime and very complex
    • Taste
      96 96
      Immediately a wonderful sweetness on the palate, the smoke comes back, the cherries come through again, very very tasty. Then light pepper notes, nuts and dark chocolate
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long, smoky - and again the cherry

      Overall, a very good drop - delicious!

  48. mr.p9 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  49. 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.

  50. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  51. McMoulis scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  52. Cornelis_Gerrits scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I smell: Sweet - sour - smoked meat - tobacco - slightly nutty

    I taste: sweet - wood - bit bitter - smoke - caramel - pepper -

    Finish: middle - weakens slightly - slightly smoky

  53. MadScientist scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  54. 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.

  55. Bertus1 scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    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 !

  56. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  57. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  58. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  59. 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.

  60. 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%.

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