Bunnahabhain 12-year-old Moine

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Only Handbottled
Stated Age
12 years old
Rum Cask Finish
Number of bottles
56.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
31 Oct 2016 6:55 pm by stellan0r
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 299,00

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 12-year-old Moine

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.45 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2019] I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting.

    This is a typical modern designed whisky that tastes like hundreds of other designed whiskies nowadays - the rum cask finish is just for the records and not identifyable on the palate. Average stuff, not worth any extra buck...
    • Nose
      87 87
      The colour is yellow gold and the nose starts rather shy on peaty and autumn floral (dry haystacks) aromas without any rum note that I can find. Even after a significant time of breathing this nose stays rather restrained.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste is bitter-sweet on peaty and sugary flavours without any depth and complexity. It is easy to drink, not more. Again I do not find any impact of the rum cask finish, either this was very short or the cask was exhausted already.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The initial mouthfeel is warming but not really coating with a minor drying moment (cold metals, ashes). The finish is long and gets sweeter on barley sugars towards the end. The drying feeling pops up again (cold ashes). Water turns the dram smoother but it strengthens the bitter-drying impressions too. I like the neat dram more.

  2. Hemdl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    All in all a good malt, not a high flyer. In addition the character is too typical for me or the finish too restrained. At least I would not have bet blind on a rum finish. Apart from a nice Bunnahabhain.
    • Nose
      Sweetish smoke, fruity notes, some honey. Pineapple, bright pears. Little surprises until then, there is not much more. The smoke remains largely dominant, the alcohol only as a fresh note in the background, seems well integrated.
    • Taste
      First an absolutely typical Bunnahabhain. Earthy smoke, tart aromas, light oak. Suddenly, it suddenly becomes sweet in the mouth and the smoke moves slightly into the background. Does the rum finish actually take over? In any case, now clearly sweeter and slightly fruity, the salivation is set. A mixture of sweet malt, some honey and the bright fruits from above.
    • Finish
      In the finish now dominated by the smoke and the oak flavors, it remains at the end of a slightly dry tongue and a tart peaty aroma in the mouth back. The finish is no longer really present, at least not here.

  3. stellan0r scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Yes it is a rum cask finish.
    I gave it a 91 for the first dram I had from the first bottle they opened in the distillery shop :)

  4. ARDBERG did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Sure it's a finish? From what I had heard it is one of only 2 existing rum casks of the distillery. The cask sample was fantastic - certainly 90+ stuff.


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