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Bunnahabhain Toiteach A Dha

$76.99

Size
750ml, bottle

Bunnahabhain Toiteach A Dha (Gaelic for "Smoky Two") is a peated single malt Scotch whisky matured in both ex-bourbon and sherry casks. It balances smoky peat with sweet sherry notes for a unique and intriguing dram.

Description

Nose

Peat smoke: The initial aroma presents a gentle peatiness, not overpowering like some Islay whiskies. Imagine the scent of a beach bonfire after the flames have died down, leaving behind wisps of smoke mingling with the salty sea air.

Sherry influence: Hints of sherry sweetness peek through the smoke, offering notes of dried fruits like raisins and figs. It might also present a touch of nutty character, reminiscent of almonds or walnuts.

Oak: Subtle oaky notes add complexity, hinting at vanilla, baking spices like cinnamon, and perhaps a touch of creamy caramel.

Palate

Warming peat: The initial sip delivers a gentle wave of warming peat smoke, coating the tongue and tingling the taste buds. It’s not a medicinal peat character, but rather a pleasant smokiness that lingers.

Sherry sweetness: As the peat subsides, the sherry influence unfolds. Imagine flavors of dark chocolate dipped in sweet, syrupy red fruits like plums or cherries. A touch of honey or candied orange peel might also be present.

Rich oak: The oak cask maturation contributes notes of vanilla, toffee, and maybe a hint of baking spices like nutmeg or clove. This adds richness and depth to the flavor profile.

Peppery spice: A subtle peppery spice emerges on the mid-palate, adding a touch of warmth and complexity. Imagine a sprinkle of white pepper or a whisper of ginger.

Finish

Long and lingering: The finish is robust and satisfying, with the peat smoke and sherry sweetness lingering on the tongue. Hints of oak, spice, and maybe a touch of dried fruit might linger as well.

 

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Single Malt

abv

46.30%

Country

Scotland

Region

Islay

Brand

Bunnahabhain

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

Intriguing peatiness with hints of sherry and rich oak

Palate

Palate

Immediate warming peatiness drift to a sweet oloroso sherry influence with rich oak and balanced with delicate pepper

Finish

Finish

Robust length for the discerning palate

Color

Color

Light amber color