Cruach-Mhòna is Gaelic for ‘peatstack’, so I suppose this is going to be a heavily peated Bunna. It comes in 1 liter bottles for travel retail. I tried it for the first time in 2011, but this is a bottling from 2015, the third batch.
The nose is peaty indeed, but not overly so. Surprisingly sweet though. Dark and sweet, in fact. It is obvious that some sherry casks were used. Candied fruit, walnuts, roast beef and… errr… chicken broth. Some maritime elements, but not overly so either. Fish nor flesh, to be honest.
The body is rather soft, but with a lot more peat now, but also a lot more sweetness. Ship’s rope, sweet barley sugars, burnt wood, liquorice (and a lot of it!) and mildly herbal. This is more like it. Midplate a salty edge kicks in. The smoke becomes bigger too.
The finish is medium long and sweet, while the smoke gently fades. Somewhat drying effect.
Quite a nice peaty Bunna, with a sweet twist.