Bunnahabhain 12-year-old Mòine

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2016
Stated Age
12 years old
Bourbon + Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask Finish
Number of bottles
54.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
25 May 2016 10:13 am by Roman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 568,60

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 12-year-old Mòine

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.27 points

  1. ARDBERG scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Smothered by PX, the Bunna character disappears somewhat. PX sweetness, sweat and chocholate with a hint of smoke is all that remains. It is muscular and yet charming in a way but not really mulitlayered.

    Drops of water really help to push the score by 3 points. Still this dram is too overwhelmed by the PX for my taste. Less would be more.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Only 2-3 drops of water open it and push it in the dots scale up - yet I find him ambiguous and can not make friends with him
    • Nose
      Immediately there is foul smoke in the glass, sulphurous sherry, behind it dusty Renekloden - with the addition of water appear dates and dried apricots, grilled fully ripe pineapple - the foul sulfur notes after a while in the glass
    • Taste
      full bodied - chimney smoke, honey sweetness with subtle sherry touch and vanilla - in the mouth it is much more balanced than in the nose and presents a different character
    • Finish
      Smoke stuck in the throat for a long time and lots of sweetness

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. ApricotOne scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Campfire smoke, orange, black tea, mint, wet, dried hay, dark chocolate Palate: Smoke, some sweetness reminiscent of cane sugar and light oiliness, white pepper and a touch of dried raisins Finish: Medium to long, a few almonds because of the bitterness. Were European oak barrels used? and dry. The smoke will remain present for a long time. For the issue price but at today's, aufgrufenen prices I would not put me.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2016]  I had this dram during a "Feis Ile 2016" tasting at Bonn.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My
    notes state the typical modern "dirty" Bunna style.

  6. Malinois scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Big peated whisky, with also some decent level of smoke and a bit sweetness. Not bad but certainly not very complex

  7. Goethe scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Well, that's not my think. I like Bunnahabhain a lot from their usual malt expressions but somehow the Feis Ile editions are to fancy and underdeveloped concerning their charakter. The PX touch doesen't work very well here.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 6/10
    • Nose
      Cold smoke. Some fermented fruits. Sweet hay. Raisins and some orange.
    • Taste
      Smoke, citrus and hay, bitter and spicy.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Smoke, cow dung and bitter hay.

  8. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This is
    why I didn’t used to like peated Bunnahabhains. It is pretty one dimensional
    peat. It doesn’t develop and it isn’t layered. Nice enough dram, but not
    interesting enough. Because it is a Feis Ile bottling it is pretty pricy and
    exclusive. But any Islay blended malt at cask strength will do just as fine.
    • Nose
      peat notes. Lots of hay, peat. A lot of peat actually and not that much smoke.
      Behind that some sweet vanilla. That’s it.
    • Taste
      A bit
      more smoke in the mouth. Still those farmy notes. With peat. Still I can’t
      detect any PX notes. Some vanilla from the bourbon cask are there.
    • Finish
      finish is quite pleasant and smoky. It is long, but doesn’t develop.

  9. The Macallan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A nice Bunna in a line-up at a Bunnahabhain tasting.

    To smoky for my liking.
    • Nose
      Smokey, with a whif sherry and floral notes we recognize in very young Bunnahabhains
    • Taste
      Loads of peat and burnt grass with a sweetness to it
    • Finish
      Smokey, warm with a sweet layer on top of it

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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


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