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Bunnahabhain Eirigh Na Greine

Overall rating
81.26/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Casktype
Italian & French Red Wine Casks
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Bottle code
Batch No. 03 P036327 L5
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
20 Sep 2015 5:13 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 56.38

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain Eirigh Na Greine

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.26 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Could you be blind in the Speyside, if not for the salty note in the nose. A decent whisky, which lacks a special moment of tension, to be more than tidy.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Creamy-creamy nose with maritime accents. Creamy sweets, toffee and sweet orange marmalade, along with salty sea spray. Mild and pleasant, does not push itself, but is not too restrained. After some time, the fruit notes dominate.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Dry with orange slices, almonds, hazelnuts and milk chocolate. The almond / nut mixture is clearly visible and reminds in combination with the oranges of one or the other classic Speysider. Honey, vanilla ice cream, a lot of caramel.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Rather short, slightly dry, nutty and still with the orange slices.

  2. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I find both good and reasonably priced (65 €), Batch 3 is certainly the expectation for "red wine casks" a little closer.
    • Nose
      Direct Comparison Batch 2 vs. Batch 3:
      both sweet, nutty, caramel, suggest sherry rather than red wine.
      2 slightly milder, creamier, 3 slightly more intense, slightly maritime-fresh
      ...
      After a while, both of them produce a fruity red wine note, 2 becomes even more caramel-like, 3 more dry, spicy wood
    • Taste
      Direct Comparison Batch 2 vs. Batch 3:
      both soft but full-bodied, caramel sweet, toffee, with a slightly earthy note and some pepper.
      the difference lies in the fruitiness - (2) yellow, sweet - orange marmalade, cooked peaches, (3) fresh, red berries
    • Finish
      Direct Comparison Batch 2 vs. Batch 3:
      both relatively long, 2 very creamy with pepper, 3 rather dark chocolate and woody, bitter

  3. whisky-mischel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A pleasant distillate! After the whisky has been swirled several times in the glass, it flows slowly with thick legs on the glass wall. At the same time a clear aura forms around the glass, dark fruits, grapes, reminds a little of sherry.

    In the nose it is quite mild, soft and round. Only with beautiful fruit notes, coupled with aromas, which I have often found in Bunnahabhain to have found so towards dry clam shells, a breeze of salt air, while pleasantly fresh. With a little time in the air, a tingling peppery note is added. That he has lain in wine barrels, he shows quite clearly. The present sweetness fits quite well. The longer it stays in the glass, the more it changes, remains a little at the now appearing aromas such as the pepperiness, before he sways back again ... was there just a subtle mint note?

    On the palate: wow, the first contact, a board, a balancing act. Strong, full-bodied, spicy hot, tingling on the tongue .... The second sip, not quite as extreme. Slightly salty and also here, I say Bunnahabhain taste, full-bodied and soft, dry, light bitter notes Finisch: soft, a little warming in the stomach with delay, remains quite strong and clear on the tongue, reminiscent of a salt crust, dry, beautiful fruit sweetness, spicy.

    I liked it.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. KOQ24 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Fairly soft Single Malt from Bunnahabhain.
    Well balanced with fruity Red Wine notes.
    I couldn't find any maritime notes, as opposed to many other Distillery offerings.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Berries,Caramel,Toffee,Vanilla,Chocolate
    • Taste
      85 85
      Berries,Caramel,Toffee,nutty,Chocolate,Oak,Marzipan
    • Finish
      90 90
      slightly dry
      Medium to Full-bodied
      Medium Alcohol note

  5. Punktar scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Tried together with a friend. He thinks that's a ladies' whisky. Well, if you are committed to Caol Ila and Lagavulin ... Anyway, I think the Eirigh na Greine outstanding. That's just ... delicious!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Soft and fruity with a small alcohol note. Appearances of ripe sweet cherries and blackberries. In addition, something salty maritime. Very nice!
    • Taste
      95 95
      Lie down softly on the tongue and then tingle a bit. Strong on the palate. Now I can imagine the red wine well. Voluminous and many ripe red fruit. In the background always this maritime note. Fantastic!
    • Finish
      92 92
      Medium long, but full and spicy. The red fruit I have quite a long time on the palate and on the tongue is again the maritime. That's a great whisky!

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