This Bunnahabhain Eirigh Na Greine is normally reserved only for travel retail, however the covid 19 pandemic and the restrictions around travel this has presented, we have been given rare access to this stock.
Gaelic for ‘peat stack’, this malt has strong influences of peat and sea salt. Burning grass, hay and sweet herbs burst into flavours of nuts, white pepper, seaweed, and sea salt to give an intense smoky and spicy whisky.
Meaning ‘Peat Stack’ in Scots Gaelic, Cruach Mhona [pronounced croo-ach vona], was one of Bunnahabhain’s first Travel Retail Exclusives and is the only Bunnahabhain Mòine (peated malt) normally available exclusively to World Travellers. The light golden tone belies a whisky of deeply complex flavours. An energetic burst of herbal malt and fruit is followed by rich spice and aromatic peat smoke.
This peaty dram combines the delicate, salty mist of the sea with the sweet scent of burning grass to create a lingering, smoky flavour.
Colour - Pale gold.
Nose - Crisp and lively sweet peat, with herbal hay, dry smoke and burning grass.
Palate - Starting light, malty and sweet, developing into smoky white pepper and seaweed saltiness.
Finish - Lingering dry smokiness with seaweed and spice.