- Single Malt
- Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
- Bottling serie
- Yin and Yang
- Stated Age
- 09 years old
- Virgin Heavy Toast Medium Char Oak Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 60.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 23 Feb 2017 7:37 pm by mandragoru
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19 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2006 SMWS 10.108
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.81 points
- A difficult dram. Not quite my thing.
Light and greasy smoke, extremely sweet vanilla and wet oak notes, cereals, grated coconut, pina cola, musty
Grainy smoke, lots of alcohol, sweet vanilla, heat around the mouth, fresh and wet oak note
Wet wood, bitterness, dry, the heat lasts forever
- Gorgeous peat smoke, coupled with massive sweetness, fresh citrus notes, Waldmeisterbowle and herbal bouquet. Oily in the glass and throat.
- blind I would not have typed a Bunna - the barrel has much influence despite only 9 years - the Malt is not so complex but full-bodied, tasty, yummy
barely perceptible smoke, sweet creamy, very fresh vanilla, buttery lumpy dough, rum pot with fruit, fruity, dreamily sweet-spicy virgin oak fragrance, soft aromatic oak, ripe banana
Sweet, oily, creamy - slightly bitter complex oak, roasted aromas, very well integrated alcohol, mint is on the tongue, pepper, ginger, malt, a little clove, banana and hints of ripe pear
Tree juice, vegetable sharpness, dry aromatic, dry oak, beautiful sweetness, warming
- Ui, I rarely have to say that someone who does not like Islays without sherry keg here is one of the 1-2% that I like so much as they are, so far I've had only a few such as a very sought after Bowmore Wemyss. Especially the sweet honey note in between pleases well.
Really nice cold fireplace that alternates with extinct campfire on the beach, salt, far behind hide a little lemon and vanilla, dried herbs, so old that you almost can not see them, lime and flour, after a long time in the glass it gets bakery, really rough bread crust
Herbal balm, Ricola, extinct campfire, everything despite 60.4% drinkable, very nice full and strong, but drinkable. Lime, light lemon drops in between, beautiful sweetness in between from the Virgin Oak, almost a bit like candy (reminiscent of the Ricola), herbal honey with oregano, rosemary, caraway, pepper and salt
At the end, the sweetness and the honey comes over the Islay and herbal notes, very nice finish that makes you want to take a sip more, medium-long, smoky-kräutrig-honey-heavy
- N: Rather nice nose full of curiosities. Best Bunna nose i’ve had from SMWS.
T: After all these drams [five so far], the ethanol is rather prickly but then it is easily the strongest whisky of the lot so far.
F: Smoky vegetal chewing gum, the smoke intensity building before subsiding to a comfortably soft smoky loveliness.
C: It’s a good single cask Bunna.
- SMWS tasting notes:
The nose wafts drifting bonfire smoke, a 1960’s night-watchman’s billy can of tea, singed heather, smoked almonds, prawn tempura and barbecued pulled pork. The palate is a yin and yang of sweet and smoke – Tunnock’s Caramel Log, Toffifee and dark chocolate, with dry peat smoke, coastal air, lavender oil, tobacco leaf, ash and embers. The reduced nose gets wintergreen muscle rub, first aid boxes, root beer and Arbroath smokies. On the palate, water tames the smoke somewhat – sweet chilli, cigar smoke, rock-pools and carbolic. After 9 years in ex-bourbon wood we transferred this into a virgin oak hogshead.
DRINKING TIP: If you need a muscle rub and you can’t find a masseur.