Bunnahabhain Eirigh Na Greine

Bunnahabhain Eirigh Na Greine

(1l, 46.3%)


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Bunnahabhain Eirig Na Greine is the perfect dram for a cold winter day.  
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.
In this tale, the part of Prince Charming is played by Ian MacMillan. Ian is the Master Distiller for the Scotch Whisky arm of Distell Group, who own the Bunnahabbain distillery. Under Ian’s guidance, Bunnahabbain has transformed itself from a production-focused distillery to a quality-focused one. These days, chill-filtering is taboo, and so is coloring or anything else artificial. 
First, this is a “travel retail” bottling. Experienced Whisky-lovers know that this means a full 1-liter bottle (as opposed to the 70 cl standard bottle) — basically, you get about 1/3 more spirit than the bottles sold down at the mega mart. Second, remember that it is an Islay Single malt, so the peat smoke is present. And you know… there’s always something about Bunnahabhain Whiskies that makes us think of a roaring fire on a cold winter day. 
That said, Bunnahabhain Eirig Na Greine is a 46.3% ABV bottle of Islay Single Malt love. It is a limited edition mixed up by their master blender each year, so there are a bunch of ages and casks in there. But all of those casks are premium red Wine casks. This means that you get the body and texture without the extra sweetness of a Sherry or Port cask. So we say that this is a great Whisky to drink with a steak or roast and it is beefy enough to stand up to your favorite cigar. 

  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery

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Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Medium Amber 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Pot pie and roasted pecans with warm clove 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Roasted nuts and raisins with savory oak and sea-salt 
Long and warm   
Smart-ass Corner
We see a LOT of Gaelic product names and it is always fun to figure out what they mean. Taken all together, the name Bunnahabhain Eirig Na Greine translates roughly as “Morning sky by the mouth of a river.” Kind of cool, right?

Flavor Spiral
smoky, milk, spicy, coffee, cocoa, roasted, salty, milk chocolate and earthy
Ratings & Reviews
Open this up with a touch of water and it’s amazing. Not peaty at all, just great scotch!
Great whisky! The Nice earthy tones really mixes well with the good whisky
Nese: Gult eplerskall. Tørre strå. Sandstrand. Råmelk. Bål i høstregn. Brendt marsmellow. Druestein. Sjokolade. Nytt oljehyre. Mandel. Sitrusskall. Lakrisrot. Skitten mineralolje. Nykverna pepper. Pære i lake. Modne bringebær. Nyperose. Klaret smør. Regnvåt grusveg. Jord. Tørka frukt, aprikos, eple. Tunge: Skarp alkohol. Pepper. Sjøsprøyt. Frukt. Sylta kirsebær. Morken tjerebredt båt. Etterklang: Søtlig røyk. Frisk. Luftig.
Very Nice
I haven't tried it yet but, as an Irishman, I can tell the 'smart-ass' that Eirig na Greine translates exactly (not roughly) as 'sunrise' so the name is still cool!
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