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Overall rating
83.61/100
votes
33
Whiskybase ID
WB126028
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Bottle code
4501851914 18108 6 09:55 BB
Barcode
5029704217489
Added on
16 Feb 2019 12:29 pm by KonstUA
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 3.16

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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

  1. Likudi scored this whisky 82 points Moderator

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. Kaleva scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      Sweet and creamy, grassy, a bit malty, light sherry, honey, red apples, blackcurrant leaves, butter cookies, toffee, orange zest, hint of smoke
    • Taste
      Spicy, sweet, orange peel, cinnamon, berry jam, salty notes, hint of mint, light oak
    • Finish
      Rather long, slightly spicy, warm, sweet, gently oaky, tad malty

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      The finish is a bit hollow. Drying, resinous, sherry-ish.

  4. martinbuettner scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. HokkaidoUni scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Good whisky, fruity and with its own character. I get a lot of ginger and some salt and olive or castor oil with bunnahabhain.
    • Nose
      87 87
      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
    • Taste
      86 86
      Red fruits, sea spray, some licorice, some herbal teas, ginger. With water: maybe some fish oil
    • Finish
      86 86
      Oily, ginger and Thai basil

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Still one of the best entry-level standards.

  7. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. marmeladow scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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

  9. schengel10 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    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;
    • Nose
      82 82
      red fruits, sherry, nuts, malty sweetness, salt, oak, trace smoke;
    • Taste
      82 82
      powerful start, spicy, peppery, creamy, sherry, caramel, nuts, honey, malt, maritime (salt); complex!
      leaving
    • Finish
      81 81
      medium to long, sweet, creamy finish; in the finish, dry nutty;

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