Bunnahabhain 2013 Mòine

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2021
Calculated age
07 years old
Bordeaux Casks Finish
Number of bottles
59.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
2178529L5 20330
Added on
30 Apr 2021 10:20 pm by kroby
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 154.85

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2013 Mòine

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.68 points

  1. whiskybommel scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    This one is lovely! Especially after having been quite disappointed by the Feis Ile 2021 Marsala finish. The younger sibling is definitely in another sphere.

    The nose strikes you with this typical Bunnahabhain Moine smoke, which I like a lot. The alcohol is quite present but not too dominant. Additionally, the influence from the Bordeaux cask is quite present but not overpowering at all - we found a bunch of berries (blackberries and raspberries) paired with some light vanilla ice cream. I also found hints of dough and yeast wreath. There's also something herbal to it, as well as freshly cut branches and some grass. Lovely!

    The palate is "very moine" with this superb and gentle smoke. I added some water quite quickly and was rewarded massively. The red berries are still there and reminded me of a mix of blueberries, raspberries and red gooseberries paired with some yummy salted caramel.

    The finish is dominated by a herbal cigar smoke, which keeps lingering for quite a while until finally the berries find their way again. The finish is not too complex but I like it a lot!

    88 points altogether for the Bunnahabhain Feis Ile 2021, 2013 Moine Bordeaux Finish. This is the quality I expect when thinking of Feis Ile and even though it's still very young and spirit forward this malt knows to convince.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. FernetBranco scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Young smoke and wine barrel almost always go together for my taste. Here it has entered into a really great connection. Sweet and savory smoke turns into a buttery texture with refreshing fruit notes. Bomb!!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. maltaholic scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    It smells fruity,
    and very slightly smoky.
    A very subtle wood note.
    Fresh and light.
    Great nose!

    First very noble,
    then the steam hammer!
    Oh, it has it all.
    Not overwhelming, rather creamy.
    Yes, strong, but creamy.
    This mixture of wood, spices, fruitiness,
    with a hint of smoke, vanilla and spicy berries.

    Really good!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. whiskyfuchs did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    [from Bunnahabhain facebook reply]
    Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
    Sorry we've only just seen your comments now - the Moine Bordeaux has been finished for 5 years

    [from the Bunnahabhain web page]
    Fèis Ìle 2021: 2013 Mòine Bordeaux Finish

    - Alcohol by volume: 59.5%
    - Colour: Natural Colour
    - Filtration: Non-chillfiltered

    Our first release for Fèis Ìle 2021 is a delicious 8 year old smoky whisky. Finished in Bordeaux casks, this limited edition has notes of rich spice, dark grapes and hints of cocoa and warming chilli to create a truly special dram.


    Since 1881, we’ve been making exceptional single malts at Bunnahabhain, during which time we’ve welcomed plenty of visitors to share the fruits of our dedication to traditional craft. That same spirit of friendship has now inspired us to create this exclusive malt for the 2021 Fèis Ìle.

    Carefully matured inside our peaceful coastal distillery, its golden depths swirl with gentle notes of oily peat, rich spices and dark grapes, intertwined with just the faintest hints of cocoa and warming chilli. As well as lingering on the tongue, its delicately balanced flavour lives long in the memory – just like Islay’s famous festival.

    Tasting Notes

    Colour: Burnt Amber

    Nose: Light toasted oak, red fruits leading to a sweet, dark fruit jam and a hint of dry smoke

    Palate: Peat smoke, oak spice, dark grapes, cocoa and red chili, with a delicately balanced sweetness and acidity.

    Finish: Long and sweet, with hints of red wine and over-ripened grapes.


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