Bunnahabhain Cruach Mhona

Bunnahabhain

Cruach Mhona

(1l, 50%)


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Winter is coming, and Bunnahabhain Cruach Mhona is a warming, smoky dram perfect for the occasion.  

Bunnahabhain distillery was constructed in 1881 by the Greenlees brothers, and first opened its doors in 1883. It's located on the island of Islay, with 11 employees and four massive stills – among the biggest in the industry, alongside Glenmorangie.
 
The experience of Bunnahabhain Cruach Mhona is like stepping outside in your best overcoat on a cold, damp morning while some neighbor close by has lit a cedar fire in his fireplace. You are warm and dry, but the world is filled with new flavors and smells … the damp grass around you, the freshness of the air coupled with the hint of a roaring fire somewhere nearby. It’s just nice. 
 
Bunnahabbhain is definitely and Islay single-malt, so you are gong to get some peat smoke in the dram. But Buannahabbhain is famous for being gentle on the peat, so it is never going to get up and grab you by the throat with chucks of toasted coal. Their whole idea is to make it warming and pleasant. Mission accomplished. But Bunnahabhain Cruach Mhona is normally only available at those duty-free shops in airports and cruise ship ports of call, so unless you have an overseas trip planned, grab up a bottle now to warm up your next cold winter’s day
 
SmartAss Corner
Taken all together, the name Bunnahabhain Cruach Mhona translates roughly as “Stack of peat bricks by the mouth of a river.” It sounds far more romantic and exclusive when said in Gaelic, don’t you think?
 

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  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
    Bunnahabhain

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smoky
grassy
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toasted wood
damp
vanilla
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coal
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Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavour finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Medium Amber 
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Wet grass, toasted wood, granny smith apples
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Complex … sultanas and cilantro, pipe smoke and honey with a bit of sea salt
 
Finish 
Long, slow, sweet-sherry burn
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anonymous,
Vanilla and honey on the touch, with a cloud of smoke sweeping in at the end.
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