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Overall rating
87.25/100
votes
8
Whiskybase ID
WB164183
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon & Oloroso Sherry
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
2051808L509 0119315
Barcode
5029704219063
Added on
23 Aug 2020 5:11 pm by Jarve
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 48.02

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8 × member ratings

46 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain Toiteach a Dhà

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.25 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    I keep buying these Gaelic named Bunnas which all seems to be a way for the distillery to get rid of more or less dubious cask purchases a decade or so ago.
    It makes some interesting experiments, but not always making you feel you got what you paid for.
    This one, which I rather liked have of course eluded me, so thanks to karloff for the sample.
    Just like there's different ways to kill a cat than to choke it with cream, there's different ways to approach the peat-sherry combo. I'm not sure how they choked this one, and it may sound cruel, but I enjoyed this "killing".
    Which means it is different, but it works for me.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Lots of maritime peat, I actually find it more peated than their Moine.
      Other than smoked kippers, which is healthy, I can't say I find it medicinal in any way.
      High presence but well balanced notes of semi dry sherry.
      Slightly sweet red berries on a smoking spagnum skewer.
      I really like the nose of this one. It started out with very dominant peat, then the sherry elbows it's way in. Not taking completely over, but persistently determined to be noticed.
    • Taste
      89 89
      I find the taste to be a very good follow up to the nose.
      The salty maritime peat may beat the sweeter sherry-berry notes here, but it's a very interesting and pleasing blend of flavours.
      The texture is fine and there's a steady black pepper spiciness developing.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is a good medium length.
      When the pepper fade it goes from sweet to salty.

  2. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. karloff scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    For all it's faults this still an interesting whisky, a few tweaks here and there it could have been great. I really should have experimented with water but seen as this is the last glass it's too late. Not a bad price and this could be right up someone's ally.
    • Nose
      84 84
      This smells quite medicinal and fishy.
      Medicinal peaty whiskies I am not a fan. If it's a hint then it's not a problem, hoping that is the case when it comes to the taste.
      The fruit notes from the sherry are there and they seem to be fairly well balanced with the peat smoke.
      This is fairly potent so it's heavily peated.
    • Taste
      86 86
      It says on the label a touch of smoke, this to me is a good old slap.
      It is quite medicinal but the sherry notes tone it down considerably.
      The balance between the peat and sherry is just off kilter in favour of the peat which is a shame.
      Lots of liquorice, mint and pepper spice.
      This tastes a lot stronger than 46.3.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The finish is quite long with metal notes and the spice fades to leave more fishy notes on the death. Not terrible, just different.

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