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Bunnahabhain 9 Year Old 2012 The Whisky Jury


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

13th Jun 2022


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The color of this Bunna immediately appeals to the imagination. After all, this young malt got a finish on an oloroso sherry cask. The Whisky Jury only marketed 120 bottles, which meant they were sold through a ballot system and I'm only too happy to be able to get my hands on a bottle. In addition to the name of the distillery, the label also says 'Moine', which means peat swamp in Celtic. So I know what to expect. Yes! On the nose, that's an instant hit. Dark sweet notes of candy sugar and roasted nuts, plum jam and origin chocolate, complemented by a rough edge of the yeast and wood. And a delicious smokiness of the peat, of course. In the distance a salty note like dried kelp and wet rocks in the surf appears. I'm already sold. It arrives oily and powerfully seasoned with again dark sweet fruit, but now also something bright like honey. The smokiness grows steadily and makes the mouth completely warm. Walnuts and roasted chestnuts give it a bitter edge. This is very wide in terms of taste. There's a lot going on here. The finish is smoky and sweet with some cloves and black pepper on the deathbed. As always sold out faster than you can pronounce the words 'sold out', so I consider myself lucky that I was able to get my hands on a bottle via The Bonding Dram.

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