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Bunnahabhain Cruach-Mhona Tasting notes and reviews

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Bunnahabhain Cruach-Mhona

Brand
Bunnahabhain
Expression
Cruach-Mhona
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
50.00%
Produced at
Bunnahabhain Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
bunnahabhain.com
Availability
Worldwide

Gavin D. Smith

83
Nose
Smoked haddock, brine, sweet wood smoke. Developing warm leather, liquorice and pine resin.
Palate
Full, with very sweet peat, pipe tobacco, citrus fruit and ginger; a sprinkling of salt.
Finish
Medium in length, sweet and salty.
Comment
Bunnahabhain as a ‘mainstream' Islay! Not overly complex, but a very decent, sturdy dram.

Joe Bates

85
Nose
A distinctly meaty nose, think Bisto gravy. Add to the mix a good splash of sea salt spray.
Palate
A savoury, almost chewy mouthfeel. Demerara sugar vies for attention with gentle smoke, sea salt, and some woody notes.
Finish
Initially sweet with dry smoke taking over.
Comment
Quite a complex, multi-layered whisky. ‘Cruach-Mhona' apparently means ‘peat stack' in Gaelic, but smoke is not the only show in town with this dram. Would be a good match for seafood.
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