Bunnahabhain Mòine 9 years old Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured /58,1%/ – However Bunnahabhain Distillery has not been widely recognized as a producer of smoky whisky, in the late 1990s it started using peated malt for limited runs, mainly to be used as a component of Black Bottle blend. The peated version of Bunnahabhain debuted in 2004 under Mòine brand (the word translates from the Gaelic to ‘Peated’). In recent years few expressions of this smoky whisky has been launched, including very interesting Oloroso, Marsala and Brandy finish. Here we have another exceptional expression, Bunnahabhain Mòine distilled in December 2008 and aged in red wine casks sourced from Bordeaux. Bottled at natural strength of 58.1% abv and without chill-filtration in February 2018 with an outrun of 4536 bottles.
Nose: fruity and smoky, raspberries, black cherries, blueberries, raisins, barbecued meats, hints of tobacco and salted nuts.
Palate: rich, black cherries, raspberries, plums, milk chocolate, toffee, crème brûlée, pepper, peat smoke and hints of iodine.
Finish: fairly long, with notes of peat smoke, red fruits, licorice, pepper and a whiff of sea breeze.