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Bunnahabhain 12-year-old

Overall rating
85.18/100
votes
128
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
Bottle code
PO40338L5
Barcode
5029704217366
Added on
29 Sep 2017 7:24 pm by Love street
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 44,39

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 12-year-old

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.18 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. GJR scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Frion83 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    The old 12ka is denser and oily, and what sherry, no one felt in it, right there is a sweetness of alcohol.
    It seems that the sherry barrels in the dough became less, or the refil bourbon was replaced with firstfill, or they were deceiving that the recipe of the dough did not change, or ... all together.
    • Nose
      The first wave of perfume and vanilla. Vegetables, boiled cabbage and stewed zucchini.
    • Taste
      The body is liquid, a little almond, vanilla and oak. Unripe apricots.
    • Finish
      Not long, pustovaty, with alcohol sweetness.

  4. Opeth83 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Sherry, gunpowder, vanilla, little peat
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sherry, vanilla, dried fruit, little peat
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium, sherry, dried fruit, bread, coffee

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    More sherried than the standard 12-year-old, especially in those red fruits. The sherry influence in the standard one leans more towards caramel.
    • Nose
      A modern sherry influence. Goji berry, cranberry and dried cape gooseberry. A whiff of cabbage. Water lifts some curry spices.
    • Taste
      Goji berry, smoke, almond, raisin and nutmeg. A drop of water releases a more subtle fruitiness of peach and apple.
    • Finish
      Cranberry, chocolate, clove and some peat.

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    It is simple, but does all the basics well, the higher abv than most standard 12 year is welcome.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. toklian scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N 21 P 21 F 20 B 21

  9. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A very nice 12er, full flavors and nice balance, but rather something for friends of dry Malts!
    • Nose
      Dried fruits extremely, to something very exciting dry, autumn leaves, old chocolate, trail mix, dried apricots, prunes and tangerine, a touch of beautiful sea salt in addition, slightly rustic malt and a hint of smoke from Kokelndem leaves, walnut, marzipan
    • Taste
      Beautiful Sherry influence on the front, prunes, apricots and also cherries, fresh cocoa, very full and juicy,, chocolate, autumn leaves, marzipan, all sorts of nuts, many tannins and barrel, hints of sea salt, dry, dusty furniture, oregano and thyme, a bit Nutmeg and a hint of black pepper
    • Finish
      Dry-sweet, beautiful sherry, red fruits, bitter-dry, dark toffee, cocoa and dark malt, medium to long, surprisingly warm and long for the age

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