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Bunnahabhain 12-year-old

Overall rating
84.93/100
votes
384
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

€ 45,51

38 × in wishlist

384 × member ratings

1116 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 12-year-old

45 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.93 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. Misery scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    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 Expert Senior

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

  5. thijs100 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Red grape juice, marzipan and candied oranges, as well as a touch of caramel, ripe banana and vanilla custard. There's a whiff of oak shavings as well, but very subtle. Slightly farm-y even.
    • Taste
      Caramel and a whiff of smoke, accompanied by tannins and a nice amount of spices, like nutmeg and cracked black peppercorns. Notes of sweet dried fruits as well, with a subtle nuttiness. Full-bodied.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices. Dark caramel. Charred oak.

  6. A0525 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. SRB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. S_S scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    A great standard for me. The perfect introduction to the whisky experience, just to try for friends. In direct comparison with the 18er weiger spice, but more fruit. I like it as much as the 18's.

    One who belongs in the bar.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. HW74 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    For a standard 12-year-old bottling this is an absolute recommendation compared to other 12 standards. Especially price-performance match. Can even score in direct comparison with the 18-year-old brother.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Balance (21.5)
    Unexpectedly good molt (85.5)
    • Nose
      Citruses, wax, oil for inhalation, spices and cherries, varnished wood, chocolate ... pleasant, sherry aroma (unexpectedly) (21.5)
    • Taste
      Oily, fruity, spicy (21)
    • Finish
      Finished spicy, wine ... leather and tobacco, cream and baked goods, caramelized apple (21.5)

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