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Bunnahabhain 13-year-old Moine

Overall rating
88.88/100
votes
40
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Hand-Filled Exclusive
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Marsala Cask
Strength
53.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Distillery Shop
Added on
04 Oct 2018 11:24 pm by wundsheim
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 85,00

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40 × member ratings

101 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 13-year-old Moine

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.88 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2018] During my recent tour through Scotland I met a very good friend and offered him a dram of this release (because I knew he likes the new Bunna style) and guess what... Despite his girl-friend was present he entered an orgasm-alike state and constantly repeated "Wow - this is good! I have to get some of this ho... stuff!" I personally like the old "Traditional Scotch" style of Bunnahabhain more but nevertheless I cannot resist to join his state (or not)...

    ...and sorry, dear friend, it did not work with me! This is a typical modern style whisky that is wood- and peat-driven to make quick bold impressions but it lacks both complexity and sustainability (on my taste buds). Surely, it is not bad and I enjoy to drink it but in doubt I prefer the less bold but more balanced old (traditional) Bunna style of the sixties and seventies...
    • Nose
      87 87
      The colour is auburn and the nose offers a typical modern style whisky profile that is mainly driven by the wood and peat but leaves almost no space for the distillate itself. It is quite interesting (and bold) to sniff with a fine combo of sweet-winey and bitter-peaty aromas but it lacks the complexity only a distillate-driven nose can offer.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is rich and impressive as so often with modern style whiskies that are designed to "hit and run" (instantly impress you and quickly leave you) so you drink it faster and more of it than you would do with an old style "take your time and relax" Traditional Scotch dram. Good for the industry, for sure - but not good to your health! There is no flaw or off-note and some water turns the dram more approachable and more enjoyable according to my taste buds - I like it best when reduced to about 46% abv.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The whisky arrives hot and somewhat coating on the palate with a drying-astringent feeling from heavier tannins. The finish is long but gets increasingly bitter what might be great for the fans of that genre but not for me, unfortunately. Water reduces this a little bit but still the dram stays bitter towards the end...

  2. LordBellamy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    with water: only a few drops of water are enough to lure out the fruity side behind the strong peat aroma, it becomes rounder and more harmonious without losing strength.

    Conclusion: A really well-made modern-style whisky.Man take a really good sweet wine and a strong peated malt, and you have a grenade. Of course, this is not a long matured malt that can score with complexity, and even after the Brennereicharakter you can look for such a combo quite a long time. I'm rather into the old stuff, but this one has been very well "built" and has convinced me. Where the nose is more restrained, but in the taste it explodes with full (peat) force
    • Nose
      86 86
      extinct campfire with ashen peat, combined with sweet red wine notes, strawberries, vanilla notes, some candle wax, old and dry leather, fresh oak chips, green cardamom, black pepper and some sea salt
    • Taste
      89 89
      Wow, almost viscous and sticky, great Marsalanote with strawberries and other red wine notes, in addition a very nice, strong peat smoke with some greasy hints
    • Finish
      88 88
      long, very long even, here too the successful combination of the syrupy, sweet Marsalas and the strong peat notes, in the back the oak sets in with subtle clove flavors, but without really getting bitter, instead a slightly metallic echo remains on the palate

  3. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    a complex heavyweight who needs a lot of time to explore
    • Nose
      first a strong musty smell followed by smoked bacon later the sweetness of dark chocolate
    • Taste
      voluminous mixture of tobacco, leather and chocolate
    • Finish
      Complex and long, a lot of iodine, again tobacco and leather

  4. BasH_75 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  5. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant combination of sweetness and smoke
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Hector_Savage scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    I actually only know such wax notes from Clynelish.
    I totally love this Bunna, this combination of ash, wax, fruit and honey malt is just great.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Smoke, wax, honeycomb, white bread with butter and honey ... Amazing amount of honey at the start.
      Then come red but also green fruits, more precise blackberries and gooseberries.
    • Taste
      89 89
      also ashen-sweet, vanilla, red berries, very pleasing.
      The characteristically malty-sweet Bunna character is a bit out of the woods, but that's not tragic, it's just super cool
    • Finish
      86 86
      Unfortunately, Joa could be longer, but that usually comes only with age.
      The ashes remain the longest.

  7. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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