Toiteach is Gaelic for "Smoky", a hint of what's to come. That's right, a heavily peated Bunnahabhain! A great chance to try a smoky malt from a distiller of gentle, fruity Islay whisky.
Nose: Lovely gentle peat, hints of spice warmth and complexity. Some fruit, smoke.
Palate: Spiced heat opens with sweet fruits, dates, sweet smoke, cracked black pepper.
Finish: Long, house style comes through amid the smoke.
It's bunna with smoke, not ambrosia
Sticky and sweet
This is a very good whisky! Try it, you wont regret it.
19th October 2014
tastes of xmas cake. a beauty..
24th July 2014
The smoke is more than offset by the sweet toffee. Lovely if you like that kind of thing, which I do.
5th May 2014
In a tasting of Bunna offerings covering the Toiteach, 12, 18, 25 and 40 the Toiteach didn't seem to be able to hold its own against any of the others. Sure it's got a strong rubbery peat reek that's not to be found in any of the other bottles but that was just about all it had going for it. Not particularly complex or memorable. I'd rather hit the peat bog all the way and choose a Laphro, a Laga or an Ardbeg, or settle with the peatless Bunna offerings.
25th April 2014
As some have said, the peat isn't overpowering, and as a peat lover, that might be disappointing. But as a scotch lover, it's ideal. Rather than getting overpowered by smoke, biscuits and cashews come to the front and it finishes dry and satisfying. Stellar job by Ian and company and worth every penny of it's somewhat lofty asking price. Don't miss out.