- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- 46.3 % Vol.
- 50 ml
- Bottle code
- 4501851914 18108 6 09:55 BB
- Added on
- 16 Feb 2019 12:29 pm by KonstUA
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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 12-year-old
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.61 points
- Very good entry level Bunna. It shows some complexity and has very good overall balance. Easy-drinking and simply pleasant whisky. On my opinion one of must haves in a whisky fan's cabinet.
Sweet and creamy, grassy, a bit malty, light sherry, honey, red apples, blackcurrant leaves, butter cookies, toffee, orange zest, hint of smoke
Spicy, sweet, orange peel, cinnamon, berry jam, salty notes, hint of mint, light oak
Rather long, slightly spicy, warm, sweet, gently oaky, tad malty
- This new "red stripe" Bunna 12yo seems to be more on the casks than the previous version was. I don't recall quite this much sherry notes in the previous one.
A nutty sherry meets slight seaside vibes and faint sootiness. A little bit of red wine vinegar, a fistful of various nuts, brown sugar, nougat, and sourdough. Some cinnamon and cardamom whispers. More expressive on the nose than the last Bunna 12 version I tried, but it feels like this character is mostly derived from the cask.
A big body on the tongue for sure, with lots of oily barley notes meeting nutty and rather tasty sherry. More peppery than the Tobermory 10 and 12yo I tried this one with, and a bit drying. This is actually surprisingly sherried. I recall the last version being more on the distillate, and as such maybe more to my taste. Brown sugar and chocolate, which I don't remember from the earlier versions.
The finish is a bit hollow. Drying, resinous, sherry-ish.
- Good whisky, fruity and with its own character. I get a lot of ginger and some salt and olive or castor oil with bunnahabhain.
Sweet juicy red currants juice and red stone fruits, some twigs and brambles, tire rubber, some wood glue, herbal tea bags used. With water: oakier and oily
Red fruits, sea spray, some licorice, some herbal teas, ginger. With water: maybe some fish oil
Oily, ginger and Thai basil
- Still one of the best entry-level standards.
- It takes a good 15 minutes to breathe.
Then there is a wonderful mixture of sherry notes, fruit, sweetness and a discreet hint of sea and ham smoke. Dangerously tasty
- The Bunnahabhain 12 years - for me is the epitome of the typical maritime malts: powerful, salty, very slightly smoky and undoubtedly good!
[Color] full gold;
red fruits, sherry, nuts, malty sweetness, salt, oak, trace smoke;
powerful start, spicy, peppery, creamy, sherry, caramel, nuts, honey, malt, maritime (salt); complex!
medium to long, sweet, creamy finish; in the finish, dry nutty;