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Bunnahabhain Cruach-Mhòna

Overall rating
83.82/100
votes
347
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 01
Bottled
2010
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Barcode
5029704217540
Added on
30 Oct 2010 5:48 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 63,33

13 × in wishlist

347 × member ratings

640 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain Cruach-Mhòna

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.82 points

  1. MadScientist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Macheye scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Bunnahabhain Cruach Mhona is a crisp, and fairly refreshing peated expression. There’s good clarity of flavour and an agreeable balance between the coastal, meaty, rubbery and citrus flavours. There’s not a great deal of complexity here, and in the back palate, I personally find the oaking to be a little heavy-handed. But, nevertheless, you could do a lot worse than this if in travel retail. And, that’s a big point in terms of pricing – I’d only ever consider buying this in travel retail itself – the bumped price available via retailers outside of travel retail is too much (around £85) for this level of quality (even with a litre of quantity). Wider reviews of this whisky are quite polarised - I'm somewhere in the middle.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/bunnahabhain/bunnahabhain-cruach-mhona-/
    • Nose
      Immediately coastal and quite savoury - brine and seashells with a meaty, yeasty quality – rather akin to Bovril. Smoke runs throughout the nose, and is a mixture of oily coal dust, tar and bonfire (but don’t expect it to be at a level from other Islay big hitters). There’s some pleasant citrus here which plays nice against the seaside and meaty aromas. In the background, slight rubber tyres and engine room oil (both regularly fixtures for me within peated expressions from Bunnahabhain). A few drops of water adds some barley and egg noodles as well as oat cakes.
    • Taste
      A medium mouthfeel with slightly oily arrival. Coastal again, but with some grassiness along for the ride. The smoke is a touch more gentle now than on the nose – brine, BBQ’d meats and vegetables (Sunday roast) – still rubbery and still tempered by citrus. It’s sweeter than you might initially expect. In the back palate, things become drying and oaky. The addition of water brings out some apples and further emphasises the citrus flavours, as well as adding a touch of chalkiness and ash.
    • Finish
      Medium in length with herbalness, brine and drying bonfire smoke.

  3. steinrich scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Arquebus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    So far, a little disappointing. Travel retail job. I prefer the complexity of the straight 12yr old. This one feels a tad young - even though some of my favourite whiskies this year have  been 5 yrs old or less. 

    Daytime open air tasting - senses always sharper. A 'tight' whisky - wearing a dense overcoat of damp wood - which for me is hiding any peat smoke. I really had to work hard to unpick this one. needs water but the unlocking effect is subtle. Nose is sweet for sure, there's signature Bunny notes, slight not unpleasant rubber bands. Malty cereal notes, old fruitiness - like cider brandy? Suggestions of apricot - dried and wrapped in rubber bands and burried in leaf humous - hints of sherry, a touch of pear, dark sugar (but also syruppy) a touch of honey - lots of honey. Very (very) ephemeral oak and a drop of carbolic at the very end.

  6. Achany scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    nice peaty and smokey Bunnahabhain, gentle smoke, not a monster. Fine ABV, still sweet, some Bacon, salty, sea breeze. some fruits, fresh - fine dram!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Andytka3 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Batch 9

    Charming
    and sweet vanilla smokes...with pinch of salts .... and drop of
    tabasco. Nutty, oily, umami and peppery. Medium length, smooth.

    — at Bunnahabhain Distillery.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Taita scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nice balance between freshness, full taste and peaty/smokey accents.
    • Nose
      Lots of fresh fruits, hay, flowers, honey, vanilla, harbour flavours
    • Taste
      Oily, barley sugar, PX sherry, peat fire, herbs, burning hay, pepper
    • Finish
      Dry, smoky, pepper, herbs, sherry, pretty and long

  9. Koalafant scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    For me the best smoky Bunnah ... a real Islay smoker (80/100)
    • Nose
      Sweet peat smoke, fresh with hints of honey, vanilla, pear and gooseberry. Later, the Bunnah-typical sea breeze is added.
    • Taste
      Strong smoky and sweet. Honey and vanilla step into the background.
    • Finish
      Long and phenolic

  10. whiskyreini scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

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