Bunnahabhain 2004 Mòine

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2017
Calculated age
12 years old
Port Pipe Finish
Number of bottles
55.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Fèis Ìle 2017
Added on
05 Jun 2017 11:02 am by rottendon
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 265,40

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2004 Mòine

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.12 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    a delicious Bunna with an interesting character
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring without movement: already a pleasant Bunnageruch, something like thick caramel syrup, Grafschafter Goldsaft :) after a while with movement: Bunna engine oil with peat and smoke, a very light black radish note in the background, herbs in malt and camphor, dried fruit juice, vanilla, spicy, very compact nose with many dark notes
    • Taste
      soft, warm onset, dark spicy caramel with soft smoke that evolves into a nice cloud on the palate, dried fruit in sweet dark syrup (counties gold juice), soft chocolate, vanilla, on the tongue and on the palate it becomes sweet with interesting spicy bitter substances, then a slight tingle on the tongue
    • Finish
      long, on the tongue camphor slightly numbing, a lot of sweet syrup, malt, spice, the bitter substances mix again under the sweetness, very good, now come Fassaromen

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Super clean, well made finish, wonderfully tasty drink.
    • Nose
      Already at the beginning very set on the nose, not overported. The smoke character Bunnahabhain fits very well to the port. A few berries that float in the engine oil. Some life slowly makes him slightly sweet. Acid notes are clearly present, but all seem fruity, all in all very well integrated. The sweetness looks quite creamy, like raspberry pudding. In contrast to so many port finishes, the nose does not disintegrate here, the notes are really completely intertwined with each other, even after their lifespan there is nothing on top, acidified or artificial. However, he does not like heat so much, on the one hand the alcohol tickles his nose, on the other hand the notes are falling apart a bit. Alternately too much port or too much smoke, a strangely nutty disinfectant note, very special. I like her, but I could imagine that there are not that many. After another waiting time in the heated state, he looks almost like a sherry whisky with Christmas cake and some leather.
    • Taste
      Also very well integrated in the mouth, the onset is very strong, without pungency, a lot of dark honey and some coffee, in addition to a significant salinity, the back knocks the oak.
    • Finish
      In the finish, it dries significantly, the focus is on the oak, without being really bitter. But he is not too long when he stops warming his chest, which admittedly lasts a while, so he's nearly gone.

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]  I had this dram during the Feis at the Ballygrant's Inn and later another one during a Feis Ile tasting at Bonn.The nose is a little punchy first but then releases a dry winey and slightly smokey profile.  It arrives warming and coating on the palate, really nice.  The taste is very sweet on port, sherry and stewed plums.  The finish is long, sweet and without any bitter or drying note.  It vanishes nicely in different waves.  Not the slightest trace of sulphur (sad, that in these days this has to be mentioned explicitely!).

    A nice edition and much better than the older (and much more expensive) 20 year Feis Ile release!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Hemdl scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Why not always like that? A really wonderful Bunnahabhain that I really like. At the same time - measured by age - it is varied and complex as well as wonderfully "tasty" and so simply a beautiful malt to enjoy. A strong bottling with a nice port finish, which has not killed the malt, but at the same time brings in powerful facets.
    • Nose
      First, a slightly sour smoke with noticeable fruity impact. This becomes a lot more pleasant and pleasing after a few minutes in the glass, the sour note disappears completely. Remain splendid red fruits, some spicy oak, dark peat smoke and herbal tea. Funnily enough, I also have something in my nose that reminds me of a fresh cinnamon bun and later also of crème brûlée. An exciting malt, which the typical basic notes of Bunnahabhain still come to the fore and just can offer more than "just" a whipped whisky in Portfass.
    • Taste
      A truly gentle and cuddly onset for this alcohol content, the alcohol barely noticeable, yet full of flavor and voluminous. The strong, sweet notes of the port barrels really interact very well with the basic flavors of Bunnahabhain. Red fruits, plum jam, caramel pudding, fat smoke and slightly spicy notes at the end. There is no alcohol scratching, as the mouth is not flooded with tannins and the various flavors are really beautiful to grasp - which is really delicious. Sweet and fruity, but none of these "diabetes malts", which unfortunately are all too common now.
    • Finish
      Medium length, if you like. The smoke echoes for a long time, but on the tongue it is now slightly dry and the barrel notes are noticeable. Here, too, the alcohol is beautifully integrated, the sweetish fruit notes manage to set accents in the finish, before then takes over the strong and earthy smoke.

  5. Kreimann scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Color: amber, copper
    • Nose
      88 88
      Iron, ash, red fruit (berries)
    • Taste
      91 91
      Great!!! bitter chocolate, creamy, smoke not dominant, diminishing
    • Finish
      89 89
      long, chocolate, light smoke

      Conclusion: horny fabric

  6. miz scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Nose: ash, with a little water: Maggi seasoning

    Taste: Soft, very sweet, caramel, chocolate, hazelnut

    Finish: Long

    Conclusion: really great whisky

  7. Ed Radour scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

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

  8. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very round, a nice smoky Bunna with the right age to not be as youthfully boisterous as some of the smoky standards are
    • Nose
      heavy. A literally burning oil spill keeps sweet port wine notes in check. Increasingly more memories of burning gum and ashes. Slowly the red fruits are released, plum jam with cinnamon and black cherries, also some bitter herbs and some coffee smell are noticeable
    • Taste
      the smoke forms a kind of bubble, which eventually bursts on the palate and pours oily over the tongue. Pleasant interplay between sweet port and tart smoke, all well differentiated and not too young. A little burnt caramel before long drawn black tea dries the tongue
    • Finish
      Salty and spicy, with a warm finish - glows, so to speak

  10. rpvdwel scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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


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