Bunnahabhain Mòine Oloroso

Overall rating
87.10/100
votes
297
Whiskybase ID
WB92516
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
60.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5029704218486
Added on
09 feb 2017 6:24 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 657.62

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Whisky reviews for Bunnahabhain Mòine Oloroso

59 users have left 61 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.10 points.

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    An extreme, engineered, young, two-headed sherry+peat monster.

    If you're in the mood for a real bruiser, this will work.

    For me, 2 cl is enough. It was fun, though!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Salted licorice, dark chocolate pudding, cherry-flavored cough drops, herbal-yet-coastal peat smoke, saltwater taffy, wet wood.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Ultra dry and leafy sherry, with only the spirit sweetness (and the murderous ABV) left to balance out these overbearing notes of tobacco leaf, ristretto, licorice, and leather. The smoke barely gets through, acting almost like a spice rather than a main ingredient.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long but without much substance. This can't be older than eight years, I'd wager. Associatiosn of ashy smoke and cherry cola last the longest.

  2. Cubey666 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    bit meaty, dry sherry, nutty, red fruits.
    it's definitely not bad, but with all this hardness around it I cannot really understand these monster scores..
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Holzwurm scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Comet67 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. nallacam scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not an easy whisky.
    It has its rough edges.
    A little too restless for me with a slight note of sulfur.
    Still a good overall result.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. etwa77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    a very good expression, combining aroma, taste and punch into a memorable easy-drinker
    • Nose
      90 90
      first comes sherry, fruits and ash, followed by soft smoke and old leather, an old cologne and tobacco mix.. then back to the oloroso and so on..
    • Taste
      90 90
      punchy, medium thick, fruity and cognac-like, sweet, but not overpoweringly sweet, smoke stays in the background but becomes stronger the longer the drink stays in the glass.. black tea, oriental spices, white chocolate and a certain something that gets me to come back to the glass.. over and over.. intense without being overwheming.. i'm really loving this! a few drops of water polishes the rough alcoholic edges and brings forward the fruits, but i prefer it neat.
    • Finish
      88 88
      maybe the weakest link in the combo.. whiffs of red fruits and coffee, not very strong, just a memory of what was, like when a roaring train has just passed by and you are still under the impression of its strength, although all is quiet now.

  8. DerDennis! scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Definitely delicious. Great nose, powerful taste and pleasant finish. Good drinkable without water.

    Had the typed as blindsample and at least 15 years.
    • Nose
      90 90
      sweet, heavy, dark fruits, pickled raisins, phenolic smoke, salt, raw ham, nutty, suede, impregnating spray, orange peel, iodine, malt, vanilla, chocolate. For a short time sometimes cowshed and matches, sawdust
    • Taste
      90 90
      sweet wood, smoke, light spiciness, vanilla, malt, citrus fruits, creamy, honey, plum syrup, slightly earthy ... again briefly cowshed and sulfur, but not disturbing at all
    • Finish
      89 89
      long, sweet, charcoal, smoke

  9. Gareth74 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Bacon, brine, sherry and ash
    This is a whopper of a whisky. A big, greasy, oily, funky warming dram.

    The smell is thick and dark and complex without being overpowering, but it does hint at the smoked meat, peaty phenolic explosion that lurks within. Personally I'm not one for peat in general but I do love the way Bunnahabhain manage the peat profiles in their whiskies. For me, they seem to really have a good handle on how to deliver a rich peat flavour without it becoming overpowering and ultimately distracting.

    The Olorosso comes through on this whisky beautifully. The marriage of the peat, the smoke, the brininess and tartness with the sherry and the richness of the malt are much more than a sum of the parts. There's a lot going on, almost a menthol kick, some sweet and sour vinegar tones, beautiful smoked meat and waves of warmth and smoke and deep burnt sugar, molasses and almost a tamarind kind of sweetness floating about way in the background.

    If you're an Aberlour A'bunadh fan but want to visit the peaty side then this might right up your street. Powerful, muscular booze. It’s like Bill Sykes’ dog made into a whisky, chewing a filthy old rope dipped in sherry.

    Simply brilliant and hugely enjoyable.

  10. AquaVitae scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    Hate it or love it whisky. I do like peat&sherry when it is done right, but this is too oaked for me.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Roasted nuts, coffee and a lot of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg and clove) and some smoke.
      A big splash of water brings oak fruits like caramalized pears and apples.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Ristretto, toffee, over-aged bourbon but the bitter oak pushes everything to the background.
      With water: ristretto becomes espresso and chocolate. The peatiness is not too apparent.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Short and the acetone notes ricochets back from within.
      The alcohol is still very poorly integrated when diluted.

  11. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  12. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Very hearty, fleshy Bunna, you have to stand on it, not something for every day.
    • Nose
      Ui, strangely at first, fine blue cheese, cranberry sauce, licorice and Parma ham, lots of toffee then, but also tar and light smoke, dusty chocolate, as if you could bite into the whisky, very meaty, some leather and coffee
    • Taste
      Liquorice, dark chocolate, black tea, tar, old chocolate, leather, thyme, oregano, Parma ham, fully spreading, a little snappy with its% of course, Demerara sugar, black pepper
    • Finish
      Dry, astringent, a hint of pepper and the leather, chocolate, medium to long

  13. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  14. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Yes, it is young, but what the wood and the oloroso and the peat are offering is certainly an engine room at its best, which is usually dirty, but not sulphur dirty in this case. I could keep sippin away into the night...

    To me no sulphur - and I am usually quite sensitive to this and I wouldn't like it.

    I certainly get a reminder of the Bunnahabhain warehouse tasting...

    Any of the sulphur guys want to get rid of a bottle?

    From a newly opnend bottle at a whisky club. I think it has more potential with more air...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  15. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  16. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I can already imagine that the Bunna polarized extremely here. I am definitely on the positive side. Now and then, such a dirty flavor bomb is just the thing and then it fits perfectly.
    • Nose
      First some gum, which then but rather goes in the greasy direction, smoked bacon, overall very dense and somehow dirty, behind the first wall of flavors it is fruity and creamy, raisins, almost syrupy, most noticeable chocolate, very spicy, a hint Maggi, you really do not get the station wagon every day, I like it
    • Taste
      sweet, creamy, clear smoke, more than in the nose, bacon, raisins, it is always sweet, dark chocolate, caramel, also a little dirt, but much less than in the nose, here too this slightly gummy, which comes with the smoke, extremely intense
    • Finish
      The smoke lingers for a long time, drier behind, spicy, has a bit of cold ash, some raisins, some cinnamon, long-lasting

  17. Patrick93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  18. steinrich scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  19. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  20. EJS scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  21. rb854 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Love it or hate it I guess and I like it. A dirty peated whisky with some sherry influences.
    • Nose
      Peat, some dried fruit, leather, plaster, tobacco, ash, ginger, smoke, caramel and some treacle. Quite ‘dirty’.
    • Taste
      Peat, leather, smoke, ash, some sherry notes, sweetness, dried fruits, campfire and red fruit.
    • Finish
      It keeps lingering, leathery, plasters, ashes, smoke, tobacco and some menthol.

  22. Macheye scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    First of all, this is all too worryingly drinkable at 60.1%. But, a little experimentation here is a rewarding thing. It’s almost always worth playing with water to see how it influences a dram – sometimes the effects can be quite marked – as is the case with the Bunnahabhain Moine Oloroso. So marked in fact, I find it almost like drinking two very different drams. There’s great balance achieved here between the Moine spirit and the dry sherry from Oloroso casks – it works surprisingly well in producing a dry punchy whisky where neither the sherry, nor the smoke feel like they’re overdone at all. Water changes the complexion of this whisky entirely and whilst you arguably some of the careful balance, the experience is transformed entirely across all aspects of the tasting experience: different mouthfeel, different sweetness, different smoking etc. A highly recommended experience. Go out and buy a bottle. In fact, buy two. This is crackerjack.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/bunnahabhain/bunnahabhain-moine-oloroso/
    • Nose
      Eating treacle tarts whilst sitting by smoking machinery. Smoke is immediate and is sooty and ashy and very ‘engine room’ (I seem to find Bunna’s Moine this way a lot of the time). Sitting directly alongside this is a huge treacle and toffee hit from some serious exposure to quite active Oloroso casks. There’s an almost meaty note which tastes like animal hides and leathers, and a fair amount of dried berries and incredibly overripe bananas here. Meaty and fruit – like a whole meal in one! A hint of earthiness tied to the peating, and the slightest touches of coffee, chocolate and polish. With water added (we were always going to be trying that when starting at 60.1% ABV right?) the smoke becomes less prevalent, but more pungent – a dirty and salty peat now – and the dried fruits come out to play more. It’s a very different dram in fact.
    • Taste
      Rich and pretty viscous. It’s certainly ‘clingy’ on the palate, though not immediately tannic per se. Leathers again with raisins and heavily spiced toffee apples. There’s a real pepperiness running throughout the experience, which when combined with some sweetness from demerara sugar makes for quite a lovely balance of sweet vs bitter. With water added the bite of the 60.1% is reduced, but somehow only moves us away from viscous to a rather ‘chewy’. Oak spicing is enhanced with some maritime-esque salts coming through and a very intriguing chalky taste which is both cold and metallic. Again, water transforms this dram into something rather different.
    • Finish
      Fairly long finish which is slightly astringent and drying and favours the peppery oak spicing notes. Water doesn’t seem to alter the flavours of the finish but does reduce its length.

  23. Griller76 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      98 98

  24. Griller76 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    A truly sophisticated whisky, which tastes me right down the line. He is furztrocken, but not too dry, since he is accompanied by a subtle always blazing in good time sweetness. He is reminiscent of an elegant salon evening in good lady accompaniment. The finish is demanding, eternally long and clings to the whole mouth that he chalant fills with pleasure on the highest level. I have a 94 for it.
    • Nose
      Grape must of red grapes, blackcurrant, Christmas spices especially cinnamon and some star anise, light smoke
    • Taste
      Petrol, old tanned leather, old machine oil, subtle sweetness and bitterness
    • Finish
      The already restrained sweetness decreases, while the bitterness increases significantly. Then pipe tobacco, the sweet sherry is again sweetish clear, in the end sees a noble eternally long-lasting bitterness, as if you had high-quality dark chocolate with high cocoa content (90%) would have eaten while enjoying a noble pipe, or cigar.

  25. wbarchive_511082 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  26. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Yeah, it's a smoky sherry bomb. But beside it enough complex. Similar to Ledaig style.
    • Nose
      A big dose of sherry and sulphured smoke. Sweet peat, caramelized plum and rum raisin.
    • Taste
      Salted, peppery start. Then fresh mint, peat and raspberry. Later antique leather and tobacco.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky with cocoa

  27. nhuber scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    nice nose, sherried smoke, well balanced, a bit rough in the mouth but still likable... nice one, liked it, but you have to forget the price.... liked Lagavulin 8 much better for its cleaner style AND much cheaper price.

  28. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A smokin’ sherry bomb! Bit low on complexity, although the peat smoke nicely covers the youth and balances the sherry.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  29. Shane_IL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This was an interesting one. Not as balanced as some sherry matured Bunnas I’ve tried, but man it was full of character. Loads of smokey, fruity goodness in here. It also has quite a lot of dirty funk to it that kind of reminded me of a Ledaig.

    Reviewed in my blog:https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/05/18/bunnahabhain-moine-oloroso/
    • Nose
      Mix of dusty peat and dusty sherry. Seaweed in the sun. Plums. Brown sugar. Oak chips. Cherries. Almost a Ledaig-like funk.
    • Taste
      Salty peat. White pepper. Woodspice. Eases into acacia sap and red fruits. Plums. Fennel. Menthol. Leather. Tobacco.
    • Finish
      Long. Quite warming. Tobacco smoke. Earthy peat. Woodspice. Menthol. Cacao. Red fruits.

  30. Holkers scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

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

  31. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Another amazing Bunnah. You have to tame it to fully appreciate it.
    • Nose
      Very red fruits and dried fruits, but where is the peat that was boasted? It hides behind, a very light peat.
    • Taste
      Well, here it is the mineral peat. Light attack then it rises crescendo on spices and leather ... it explodes clearly in the mouth.
    • Finish
      Average on coffee, cocoa, spices. My peat disappears little by little.

  32. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  33. Wolv scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  34. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very pretty ! Enthusiasm 4/5 Whisky n ° 1265
    • Nose
      Super gourmand, chocolate pulling slightly towards the coffee. The peat, imperceptible at first, rises slowly but surely! A little grilled ham.
    • Taste
      Very big attack spicy (peppered), leather, chocolate, wood. Very beautiful equilibrium with peat! What intensity.
    • Finish
      Intense but without violence. Leather and ashes.

  35. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  36. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  37. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  38. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  39. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  40. hs305 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2017]  This is what I call a "dirty" whisky.  It is full of off-notes and flaws and I wonder if this is intentional.  Somehow it is quite interesting as if someone tried to create the most aggressive (but still drinkable) dram...

    The first sip confirms my suspicious nose - it owns a quite significant sulphurous note (sorry folks, but I hate sulphur).  The body is rich, oily and mainly on fat, modern-style sherry so the sulphur is bearable at last.  The finish is long but I am not sure if this is good or bad.  No, finally I do not like it.  This is too dirty stuff for me and you cannot drink any other malt after that (as your taste buds are blocked).  The only spirit that can stand such a massive profile is an old rum - so I will finish this evening with a 27-years old Caroni...
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      82 82

  41. Beerwin scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      86 86

  42. Doctor B. scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  43. GlenKoor scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Beautiful dark color. Nose great! Islay in combination with sherry and yet unmistakably Bunnah. No average and so opinions differ, beautiful right?
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  44. Mr.Brocante scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Completely pleasing. Nice strong smoke and a decent load of sherry. With water for me a bit better, because it is a bit rounder and comes out a little more fruit.

    He lacks a bit of maturity and body.

    Price is a bit too high, but nowadays smoke sips pretty well with sherry in full blast.

    I will not buy any bottles.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  45. Dramned! scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  46. Dramned! scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Diesel smoke and engine room - I did not have such extreme notes, as I could read them several times before, but this Bunna already serves a few extremes and there are also flavors that I found less beautiful. I like whiskys with rough edges, but here the will to be impetuous seems to me a little too exaggerated. I especially miss the subtle and unobtrusive complexity that I love about Bunna so much. And despite the accentuated Oloroso storage and the dark color, this is not a smoking sherry bomb, the overall picture is clearly dominated by the pale bitter smoke and a beautiful dark and very complex sweetness. Rarely did I need so many dams to approach a whisky. Patience is worth it, although there must be deduction of points for the initially unclean nose, the lack of complexity on the palate and the surprisingly short and uneventful finish.
    • Nose
      Mild mineral-metallic smoke, a bit of sulfur, tar-smeared rubber boots ... Pooh, - through this harbor thicket nose first has to work through ... but then very nice spicy sweet wood notes, sandalwood, cedar, very dark Demerara sugar, fresh coarsely ground pepper , baked salt crust, fresh tobacco, strong salt caramel, fruit notes I have only really very discreet in the nose, I could not explain exactly.
    • Taste
      Dry smoky ashy smoke, as if someone had quickly extinguished a campfire, peppery pungency, caramel sweetness, here comes more fruit than in the nose, plum compote and raisins, again nice sweet flambé cane sugar,
    • Finish
      Warming he slides down the esophagus, palate and throat are covered with cold ashes, I take a fugitive sweetness still true, that's it but then already.

  47. St. Pauli scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    For the smoke and sherry lovers. I'm not convinced that this is actually good whisky.  It's young, but quite over-matured. I think it's a product that is meant for those who want to jump into this niche section. Nice to have tried it though.
    • Nose
      Liquid wood and a bit of smoked bacon after pouring. Not sophisticated at all. I guess I'll have to wait some more. Well no, that didn't work. It's still quite much dominated by the notes mentioned above. Next to that, some peat (seaweed and moss), salt and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Bam... This is heavy and extremely drying. Smoke, ash and pepper in your face. For me a no-go without water. That's a bit better, but still pretty dry. Oak influence (and maybe some bone dry oloroso) to the max. A little bit of oxidising grape is there, luckily. Further, lot's of nutmeg, rubber, and mossy undertones.
    • Finish
      Quite long, but rather tannic and harsh. Spice, wood, smoke and that's it.

  48. Skiddilly scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  49. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Good dram. Not very refined. But big peat/big sherry seems to be the fashion nowadays.

    83/100

  50. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  51. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Hui, I like it. 60 turns that I can enjoy undiluted. And that for a NAS. Rather unusual. Very spicy with herbs and a bit of licorice. Water does not do the colleague good.

  52. Einfach_Supi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose:

    Crazy! First, a log of wood smolders in the glass, gradually the smoke rises, now someone gives a handful of peat and pour molasses over the bacon. Then the wet rubber glove flashes through followed by juicy plums. After a while in the glass, it becomes deliciously nutty and only a remnant of charred peat is in the corner. With a few drops of water, the Bunna character comes through stronger, now it is very close to the 12 only with light peat smoke. Mouth:

    Chilli-Catch, it's instantly warm in the mouth with plenty of charcoal, prunes, macadamia nuts and BBQ sauce. The peat fire blazes into the finish and ends in smoky orange marmalade. It retains the taste for a very long time on the palate and is happy about the emerging after a while nuts. Conclusion:

    The nose is awesome and exciting, in the mouth it is then very bulky, less harmonious and the chili stuns too much the taste buds. I like it, but not good enough to have a vial come from GB. In the first rush, I give 86 points

  53. Paulski88 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The nose is only alcohol, oloroso und a little smoke.
    The nose is completly missing things like vanilla and caramel.
    For me, this apears really young and flat.

    The taste is just alcohol and oloroso.

    A little woodines at the end.

    Nothing special at all.
    The price is totally okay, the presentation is beautiful.
    But the whisky itself is missing alot of maturation and time in the oak.
    10 more years in the casks, more vanilla and a dropped down alcohol level to 50% and this whisky would be amazing.
    So it`s just young sherry smoker with alot of alcohol boost.
    Disapointing.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      70 70

  54. glenenz scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This whisky needs a lot of time to open up. I left the bottle open for about 12 hours to get rid of the sharp edges of alcohol. I even decant the whisky in an other bottle just for the whisky to breath. But after that the whisky was absolute beautiful. 

    Nose: old oil, nuts, figs, steaming engine room, lightly smokey.

    taste: Oily mouthfeel, figs, choclate, nuts and that light smokeyness.

    Finish: medium long, on figs, nuts with a light bitterness. 

    After the breathing this whisky reminds me of the fill your own Moine last year at Bunna`s open day, just perfect!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  55. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  56. mothers_finest scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Of course smoke, but rather so extinguished fire in the early morning, sweet, grape, milk chocolate with raisins, a touch of sulfur and the intense smell a pinch of pepper. Stinging does nothing! 23 points. Palate: So the king discipline - first a mini-sip because of the ü60% vol ... Burns a bit on the lips and on the tongue. Hmmm yes, it develops, becomes sharper, the smoke is not even sooo present - it is there but the alcohol has the upper hand. The sweetness is there, as well as the dried fruits, especially the raisins and milk chocolate. No bitterness, no real burning but you still notice him the cask strength well. For me, there should be water in there - so bring the decanter! .. nose again ... Yes, just as before, just smoother. On the palate now (diluted to about 50% vol) already very sweet, almost sticky, alcohol is significantly reduced, milk chocolate is more, the sulfur in the nose is less, dates, nuts - slightly bitter as walnut, respectively. Coffee but also brown sugar. With longer chewing one feels the alcohol then again on the lips. It is not the so-called youth, no burning but so sharp, which then interspersed somewhere and that keg depresses a bit. I do not dilute down to 40 now .... Nevertheless, for me a decent 22 points. Finish: Power, spicy, sticky, cocoa, and again the milk chocolate. The thing pushes itself with roaring through the throat (undiluted) but still lets in quite fast. Maybe the (presumably) young age is best felt here. 20 points. Balance: The nose is top, on the palate then actually top, just a bit spicy. For real guys that should not be a problem - I, however, just wear plush slippers :-) .. the finish is ok, intense but quite short. 21 points for this. Overall, a successful whisky, or NAS. I come to 86 points but I like to turn up to 87, because the two most important factors (nose and palate) have fit. A more pleasant NAS, if not so cheap - but still. The thing invites you to water games, so you have something for a long time! And yes - the ship's engine room ... I'm not a captain, so maybe I can not have a say, but I did not have that. If ship engine room smell like that, then I know where I will sleep on my next trip to Scotland ... Motor oil delicious :-)

  57. Allandale scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A damn good Bunna.
    • Nose
      Rich notes of raisins, sultanas and toffee developing into a peppery smokiness. Complex.
    • Taste
      Round sweet sherry influence , dried fruit,salted toffee  and a syrupy mouth feel. Ended in lovely smokiness. Also found hits of oak and citrus. Complex.
    • Finish
      Lovely and wonderful. Long and lingering sweet smoky finish.

  58. XorLophaX scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion: 81/100 points - "interesting whisky". This Bunny, limited from 7 Oloroso casks, bottled in cask strength offers an unseen experience. If you are looking for old, oily marine engine rooms or the smell of a dirty workshop, you should access it here. Link to the tasting on my blog with photos: http://www.tasting-notes.de/Archive/635
    • Nose
      Nose: When the bottle is opened, the bunny exudes an extremely nutty scent, which stays in the nose for a long time and smells a bit like used oil towards the end. In the glass again a present nut with toffee, some smoke and subtle dried fruit. With water hardly difference, a little more dried fruit in smoke and a little less waste oil.
    • Taste
      Palate: The 60% alcohol are directly present, paired with lots of hazelnut and wood. But what is that? The taste of Bunny puts me in the engine compartment of a large ship .. Diesel .. oil .. soot .. greasy oily hands .. stuffy warm air .. The whisky tastes like ship engine compartment. In the nose slightly indicated here completely. With water even more smoky ship engine room, but also more fruit and aroma. Rounder and milder.
    • Finish
      Finish: The finish is oily, dirty, slightly sooty and dry woody. Although it is slowing down, it still retains this "proven feeling" of used oil for a long time. With water rounder, milder, more pleasing, more nut and sherry, slightly less diesel and "topping".

  59. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Obviously they tried to "pimple" a young fire to maturity by means of paint from the sherry barrel and put on, not well interwoven sherry flavors. Experiment failed, youth unmasked. I'm not even sure if this was a full maturation or a finish in the sherry barrel. Nene, not friends. Have today for the third time in the glass and always the same result. For a sample still a Ledaig Sherry 2004 (similar basic profile) in the glass, so could be a temporary Flavor. But no, against the Ledaig does not see the beginning of the sun.
    • Nose
      First of all: the expectations are enormously high for three reasons: 1. at the Feis Ile 2015, more exactly in the Warehouse Walk we were served 3 extremely young, partly extremely dark and excellent Bunnas. 2. a barrel brand OA from Bunna has never disappointed me so far. 3. In the color and then still about 60%, what should go wrong?
      Nose: Pure: quite closed, a lot of "wet" smoke, slight hint of cowshed, with leather, tobacco and some dark fruits. The alcohol is very present, stings pretty much. With water: now clear pear and other Obstleraromen, green banana, looks very very young. The sherry barrel does not manage to cover up.
    • Taste
      Pure: very alcoholic start, now comes the (supposed) youth through. In addition to the nice chocolates and grilled notes of the smoke and the sherry barrel but distinctly metallic taste and Williams brandy. With water: even more intensive "New Make Feeling", really dry, the smoke is full and not properly integrated. The alcohol is still burning pretty well.
    • Finish
      medium long, dry, sprittig.

  60. PersonalWhiskyCoach scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    As good as the young handfilled oloroso moine, but much cheaper. I like it very much.

  61. jocmueller scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Limited Edition of 7 peated oloroso casks.

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