Bunnahabhain

2008 Mòine Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured

  • Cask strength, 58.1% abv
  • Non-chillfiltered
  • Natural colour

With a gorgeous deep red gold colour, a delightful balance between sweet grape, toffee, espresso and a warming peppery smoke, our 2008 Mòine Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured Edition is a rich and truly unique Bunnahabhain.

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Overview

About the Mòine Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured

Bunnahabhain Distillery sits on one of the most remote corners of the island, nestled into the bay right on the Sound of Islay. Despite our remote location, we never stop searching the world for the perfect casks to complement our Single Malt Limited Editions, and for this 2008 Mòine Bordeaux Red Wine edition, we have found something truly special.

Although the original non-peated Islay malt, Bunnahabhain has become well known for its Mòine, (meaning ‘peated’ in Scots Gaelic) variants in recent years. For the first time in the distillery's history, our peated spirit has been fully matured in premium red wine casks from Bordeaux in France. These casks have been maturing, protected from the elements in our coastal warehouses, for just under ten years, before being bottled in early 2018.

The result is a unique and stunning array of rich grape, toffee and peppery smoke notes, with a long and warming fruity finish. Sit back and savour.

The Details

Tasting Notes

  • Colour

    Deep Red Gold

  • Nose

    Rich fruit & grape, hints of nut & rich oak, toffee & espresso balanced with pepper & smoke.

  • Palate

    Almost layered with rich grape & red wine influence, hints of toffee, chocolate & tobacco, developing into a warming peppery smoke

  • Finish

    Long & lingering combination of fruit & smoke.