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"Whisky-Distilleries (blind) Tasting Sessions"

Bunnahabhain

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Bunnahabhain

Peated, 3 years old

Collection
Le Puits à Whisky
Age
3 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
Dates
Distil: 2007
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WDTS2012-02 81/100

Tasting detail data

Highest rate 89/100
Lowest rate 50/100
Difference 39
Average 80,57

Appreciation

Total number of tasters 21
Excellent 0
Very good 2
Good 8
Medium 11
Bad 0
Bunnahabhain 3 puits à whisky

Color: colorless but with low straw glare
The nose is immediately marked by smoke and iodine. Then it grows on asphalt before moving on to very floral notes, white pepper and parsley last. Smoke away much aeration.
The mouth is oily with a good presence of alcohol I note aromas of burned pie crust. Then it returns to the flavors found in the nose and including parsley. The palate is well balanced overall.
The finish is long, peppery and herbal.

Looks like a new make spirit with a very short passage in the barrel. Very interesting.
89/100

Colour: clear to pale yellow
Nosing: soft, sweet, peaty, lemon fruit
Tasting: peaty, citrus fruit, lemon zest, later on becoming salty
finish: salty, good balance between fruits and smoke
88/100

Color: Pale yellow almost white
Nose: Vetiver, artichoke, lemon, peat
Mouth: Peat, iodine, orange juice, tangerine
Final: Peaty, on vegetal (fern, artichoke)
87/100

The nose is clearly dominated by a slight peat, very medicinal (ether) together with a little camphor. We also have a small influence industrial port, with oil, all intertwined with a beautiful fresh marine (sea breeze). Ultimately, a very complex nose but too quiet.

The palate is sweet (almond, orange). Then, we peat so that more fat and nose with a little oil. The set remains light. With aeration, was an affirmation of his shy nature, with rocky on the finish, but it's still soft.

The final average is on peat and smoke. It's nice, albeit a little ramonant. With aeration, cold ashes and lime appear.

In conclusion, a good whisky, fine and subtle, which unfortunately suffers from a lack of power.


86/100

Color: Almost Clear
Nose: frankly peaty. Does not lace. Oily peat, coal tar, iodine, lemon, all markers of a young south shore'' Islay'' are there. Well, there have been more complex ones, but in it's style, there arises nose. Archetypal.
Palate: The attack is soft, almost watery and gains in power. Otherwise, in the palate we find what we had on the nose. Oily peat, iodine, lemon, all backed by a rich texture that lines the palate. Licorice too.
Finish: Long, very peaty, on ash and licorice.

Conclusion: A young Islay in all its glory ... and simplicity. It reminds me of a young Lagavulin as the "Classic of Islay" despite a lower corpulence. To reserve for Peat Freaks. I am ...
86/100

Color: transparent / white wine.
Nose is soft, light. Smoke. Vegetal peat . Herbes de Provence.
The taste is sweet, very light. Very peaty. Lot of smoke. Peaty water.
Long, pretty intense. Smoke.
Or a young whisky or the cask was not very active.
84/100

Colour: Very clear, almost colorless.
Nose: nose immediately on a first oily peat, sweet, round, almost comfortable, even cozy. Is enriched by the sequence of notes of white wine vinegar. Hints of cosmetics, on the soap. A hint of rancio?
Adding water does not change the profile of the nose, but amplifies it, somehow. It becomes more generous.
Palate: Texture and fat peat speaking similarly to the nose. Very rounded, perhaps too, almost pommadant.
The water makes the mouth is rather plain and the role very quickly surdilution.
Finale: Start on a big wave of bitterness on swallowing peat which falls immediately. Powerful but little of good length, brings fragrances artichoke, fennel, slightly astringent.
Like the mouth, the final loses much of its appeal as soon as the first drops of water.

Comment: A very peaty classic profile such as is found quite often. However, it is rather well done in this style. A kind of standard? Avoid water.
84/100

color: very light almost water
nose: heavy peat, floral notes, mildly like spirit
taste: floral notes, peat, still 'spirity' even after 10 minutes in the glass, floral notes also in the finish and also peat, it's 'okay-balanced'
84/100

Nose: spirit, peat, pear, a little smoke in the background
Mouth alcohol under control. The palate is supple. The aromas of the nose are present, coated with a nice sweetness, without being disgusting as is the case in very young whiskies or not old enough to be called "single malt" ... ;))
Finish: long and warm
83/100

appearance: almost colorless (a slight yellowish hint)
nose: medium to high intensity, fairly well integrated alcohol, dry peat, fruit (green apple) antiseptic
tatse: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, peat and a little fruityness
finish: medium
Conclusion:
A young peat monster. Well done in his style but it's definitely not the kind of whisky that i prefer
83/100

Peaty nose, iodine and sweet as a first approach. Appears (too) reduced. A little bit animal.
Palate: On the ash and a strong minerality. Oily texture. Smoky more than peaty.
Moderately long finish apart from the natural persistence (and bitterness) of the peat.

Conclusion No malfunction but too typical (Islay) to make a difference. Lack of complexity but may delight fans of smoked malt in its purity.
82/100

The nose is heavily peated, with distant hints of apple and iodine. With aeration, and by searching carefullyI find they the eucalyptus, melted butter, chewed pencil. And then? On the palate is soft, a mixture of peat and green salad, flavored with cumin and fish. The finale, a beautiful length, is dominated by peat with rare hints of coffee and licorice.
A whisky that has no defects. But it is very far from my cup of tea, as well because of the peat than because of its simplicity. To reserve for peat freaks.
81/100

First, it is a very clear liquor which is offered under. What does it cover?
Nose: Welcome to the garage! Beautiful range of rubber on the bottom of bitumen, it's a damn evil peat that comes there ... Otherwise, a note of a misidentified fruit (lemon? kiwi?), and a few flowers (do not would there be a little violet, anyway?). A little pepper and salt, and aromatic herb.
Mouth: an aqueous attack well, with the prominent rubber, and a little pepper. Diluted to the point of developing a side vegetable: zucchini, seasoned with a little thyme! A bit of black olive & heather finish.
Final: a peat drier - much to my taste - and pepper. Maybe some floral fragrances?
Conclusion: Really strange! However, it was fun and curious. Unlucky for the diluted side, and I could almost like it without tires.

81/100

Colour: pale white wine
Nose: Peat well this, somewhat oil. It's powerful and it leaves little room for fruit. One smells a little lemon and banana. Classical but always intriguing.
Palate: Peat is direct but fairly round, warm. Much like the nose, it takes a little bit marked flavors generating the sweet roundness. This is rather monolithic with the emergence of barley and not very balanced.
Final: On the peat so basic.

Conclusion: A whisky without surprise that sends the peat at the forefront, somewhat neglecting the second-best flavors. Enjoyable for peat amateur but also completely dispensable.
81/100

Color: White Wine
A mixture of peat, ash and yeast characterizes the nose that is still quite linear throughout. This nose seems to announce a whisky playing in the registry that I like the least ... I have always been hampered by the presence of yeast in my whisky.
On the palate this whisky does not develop much flavor but does not present neither the slightest defect. However, it lacks body. Nice texture, subtle hints of mocha, no aggression and beautiful presence, however.
The finish is quite long and is very agreeable. Also here chocolate dominates.

The nose was quite daunting but the mouth and especially the final saved this whisky a catastrophic rating.
81/100

Color: White Wine
Nose: starts on a cold peat ash, pear and apple.
A relatively young whisky with hints of new spirit.
Some vegetal notes and malt in the background.
Palate: The peat is present in the mouth on cold ashes, followed by some citrus.
It then evolves on sweet notes, cane sugar and almond syrup.
Finish: rather short on peat and sugar.

78/100

Color: Water
Nose: peaty, peaty and peaty again. Alcohol is very discreet.
Palate: In the line of the nose. (peat)
Finish: Medium to long in the line of the nose and mouth.
78/100

Nose: Pear, new make, oily. Citrusy after aeration.
Palate: Soft, watery.
Final: Thyme, a little peat. A little lemon after aeration.

Comments: drinkable but not very interesting. Works better with some aeration.
78/100

Nose: Very peaty, clean, young and smooth, on hemp rope and some tar.
Taste: Smooth, young to very young, smooth, with some hemp rope and pears drops. The finish is short, smooth and peaty
Impression: An immature whisky (or with a negligible wood interaction), rather close to the Caol Ila new make
75/100

Colour: Almost colourless

Nose: Young and phenolic. Vanilla and white chocolate. Quite some menthol. Floral and aromatic. Reminds me of young uncomplex and fair 8 to 10 years old Caol Ila that can be found in Jean Boyer’s warehouses.

Mouth: Cold smoke and diluted lemon juice. Sour cream. Poorly washed ashtray. Dust and humid ashes. “Stale beer” feeling you often get with over-diluted malts (40% ?). Overripe pears and a touch of apricot stone liqueur. Getting acrid after a while. Black cumin seed.

Finish: Very salty now, getting more and more bitter.

Comment: A simple and informal phenolic malt rather nice on the nose, but too bitter on the finish.
73/100

Color: colorless or nearly so. The color intrigues and worries (a new spiritor or a not very active cask?)
Nose: Powerful but not violent. It smells alcohol freshly collected from the still with fresh fruit (especially pears and plums) and grains (malted barley). Anyway, it does not seem to have reached the legal age to be called Scotch whisky.
Mouth: sweet (very likely reduced) pear but also smoke, fire. I feared the worst but it's still enjoyable if a bit monolithic.
Finish: Warming and quite long. burned tire .
Overall impression: I think immature!

Even if it's not unpleasant I feel helpless to assign an appreciation and even a note ...
50/100
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