Bunnahabhain Moine Feis Ile 2009 Whisky
A rare bottling of Bunnahabhain from the Feis Ile Whisky Festival 2009.
There's sometimes more to life than meets the eye...And it's true to say that when you look into something a little more deeply, you are quite often rewarded with pleasant discoveries. So naturally, it follows that there's more to Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky than the welcoming gentle taste we know and love.
In the years before 1964, Bunnahabhain's history reveals a warm, peaty characteristic for which some connoisseurs have developed a particular penchant. For this limited Moine edition, our Master Distiller, Ian MacMillan, has endeavoured to replicate that peated essence, using single malt spirit that's not left the island for a second between distillation in 2003 and bottling in 2009.
There's one further twist, however, this limited edition is finished in Oloroso Sherry butts for three short months in sea-facing warehouse no.7, bringing this intriguing voyage of discovery to an end. The result is a side of Bunnahabhain not often revealed, but one that does justice to a past worthy of such exploration. Pure in colour and strength as nature intended. Moine (meaning 'Peat' in Scots Gaelic) is a dram for reflection - a gentle, eminent taste from another age.
Natural Colour - Natural Strength
Bottled 29th April 2009
Number of bottles - 642
Appearance - pale lemon zest
Nose - fresh and crisp, sweet summer grass, dry smoke, lightly perfumed with a dried herby note
Palate - sweet and malty to start then white pepper, a smoky marine character develops with a hint of citrus fruit
Finish - dry, spicy and lightly smoky.
Distilled, Matured and Bottled in Scotland - Bunnahabhain Whisky Distillery, Islay, Scotland