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Bunnahabhain 12-year-old

Overall rating
84.82/100
votes
669
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Distilled
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
PO40338L5
Barcode
5029704217366
Added on
29 Sep 2017 7:11 pm by Love street
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 50.33

46 × in wishlist

669 × member ratings

1950 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 12-year-old

69 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.82 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      My first impression is dominated by pleasant sherry influences and fresh (salty sea air) as well as floral notes. The alcohol (46.3%) is very well integrated and not noticeable. Sweet honey, nice caramel flavors, oranges, cherries, marzipan, lightly roasted malt, nuts, chocolate, spicy oak and a very soft hint of smoke are slowly rising from my glass. The scent is very full-bodied and strong. The beautiful complexity always surprises me again for a "only" 12 years old standard whisky.
    • Taste
      Strong start with a pleasantly oily texture. A slight tingling puts on the tongue tip (pepper / ginger). Sweet honey and caramel notes are immediately present and form the basis of taste. Toasted malt, walnuts, cocoa / chocolate, spices, ripe apples, oranges and dark sherry fruits (plums & cherries) mingle with the sweet foundation. The spicy oak notes intensify slightly in comparison to the nose and round off the aromatic variety with a maritime touch. Deeply hidden in the background, I register again a soft smoky note. The malt is wonderfully soft, varied and balanced. But beware: dangerously tasty!
    • Finish
      Medium to long, spicy-sweet and warm. Mild sherry notes, caramel, malt and nutty chocolate gently end the Bunnahabhain. The spicy oak notes are palpable, but never too intrusive or dominant. I perceive neither bitterness nor dryness on the palate.

  2. PaulDvorak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Very good, in a sniffer it develops into bright dried fruits without losing its pleasant creaminess and roundness.
    • Nose
      Raisins, dried apricots, ripe cherries, cream, wood chips, a little vanilla, a little red ripe apples.
    • Taste
      Sweet, sherry, creamy. Almost completely echoes the aroma with a dominant effect in raisins and dried apricots.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, sweet and creamy with a touch of salt. A piece of wood, a handful of dried fruits and nuts, and again creaminess.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    What a nice standard. The 46.3% fit perfectly. The focus has been moved a bit far in the direction of the sherry barrel, but he is good to face.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sherry-stressed heavy and intense nose with overripe grapes, raisins, dates, prunes. Chopped hazelnuts and almonds. Orange jam. Canned peaches. Some cinnamon and marjoram. A hint of sea air.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Dry and on the tongue sherrybetonter entrance. Instant dry oak with raisins and dried apricots. Slightly salty and a hint of smoke. Mild herbs and spices. Hazelnuts, almonds, honey, caramel sweets. Marzipanbrot. Rapid astringent.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long and extremely dry. Still the dried fruits from the nose and tongue. Oak and a hint of smoke.

  4. GJR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Nice sweet caramel sherry malt with no peat at all
    • Nose
      The sweet mix of caramel, orange, and cherry
    • Taste
      Sweet, oily pepper, medium sherry flavor (very mild cherry?)
    • Finish
      Short, sweet, and spicy

  6. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. snaotheus scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Some peat, some sherry, very fruity, lots of vanilla
    • Taste
      86 86
      Also some peat, lots of sherry, very fruit, lots of vanilla.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Fruit and vanilla

  8. gaboruso scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. lys1 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    A very good sherried whisky, especially age and price taken into account. Good fruitiness is balanced with a little punch from ABV and oak. In my opinion, the best "neat". The nose gets a little better with water, but it goes at the expense of taste. I'm going to buy a bottle of this!
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sherry, consisting of dried fruits such as prunes, but also dark fruits such as plums. Sea spray and spice tones balance it all in a nice way.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Relatively thick mouthfeel. Initially, it is the sherry that is dominant, but with hints of sweetness and vanilla from the burbon dishes. Then comes a punch of spice notes and pepper from the European oak.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Short to medium. Spice tones and a slightly oily mouthfeel remain

  10. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted it blind and I found it really well structured
    • Nose
      88 88
      Apples both red and green, chestnuts, mashed potato and strawberry jam with lime juice
    • Taste
      86 86
      There is clear salinity now, slightly watery but very well balanced between fruit acidity and some nice leathery sherry notes. The whole mouthfeel is also nicely mild mentholated.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Fresh with nice salinity plus some herbs and distant mocha notes.

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