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Bunnahabhain 12-year-old

Overall rating
83.97/100
votes
754
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
P0 30806 L5 11:32 13269
Barcode
5029704217366
Added on
21 Nov 2010 4:39 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 58,33

104 × in wishlist

754 × member ratings

1637 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 12-year-old

141 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.97 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nose: dark old sherry, balsamic vinegar, wax, delicate wood notes, later blackberries, black currants
    Taste: Palate Cinema -   starts gently, mildly, oily, smooth and sweet, then spreads fruity acidity with very intense slightly alcoholic cherry flavor and chocolate notes (Mon Cherie?), followed by milk chocolate with peppermint, one lets air rise on the palate gingerbread spice and cinnamon, so I did not have that intense in any malt, wood, sawdust, coffee, chocolate and a nice sweetness form a medium to long finish
    Conclusion: wow 12years? real? others are not keeping up with their 18 years. Flavors, ripeness, alcohol strength - this malt has just done everything right, a hammer fabric for its price - not far from the Allardice
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Beautiful, like overlooked / forgotten standard bottling, full-bodied, full of character, not soft-washed, with 40-45 € fair prizes.
    • Nose
      sweet, malty, honey, creamy, nut nougat cream ... with panning and deep sucking comes a slightly mineral note, some earth, hay, but the sweetness is predominant and is very pleasant
    • Taste
      again sweet, malty, nougat ... but not as creamy as the nose, in addition to oak (spiciness, leather, slight bitterness), yes, a bit snappy and dirty it probably, in the soil rotting wood
    • Finish
      long, bittersweet to bitter, walnut, oak, pepper, a hint of licorice

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Comparative tasting with a 1970s bottling
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/70484/bunnahabhain-12-year-old

    Interesting comparison. The nose of the current came to me after the well-defined nose of the 70s properly taped. I had not noticed that before. Overall, the current but has more depth of flow and has become significantly "darker" of the overall character. The nose of the old but I like somehow better.
    • Nose
      gentle and sweet, a lot more sherry notes, still malty, a little bit of root vegetables, also nuts and leather, some balsamic, but less clear and focused due to the sweetness.
    • Taste
      He has a nice start, nutty, malty, subtle sherry flavors. The salt, the maritime comes out beautifully, a little dirty affects the whole. I like that.
    • Finish
      beautiful bitter-sweet finale, with time more leather, oak and a hint of peat.

  4. whiskyd scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      74 74

  5. KingKutte_4.0 scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. jankes scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. PedroXiménez94 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Fair price and an interesting and different Isley malt. I had expected a little more, because the reviews were so positive.
    • Nose
      Salty, maritime. Notes like a beach walk on the North Sea. Floral notes that are reminiscent of a forest. Very nutty. Wine aromas after a while. Has some smoked later, but I do not notice smoke.
    • Taste
      strong, sparkling. Certain red wine influence. 46% felt. Slight alcoholic sharpness. In addition, very fruity.
    • Finish
      sweet and peppery. It adjusts itself a liquorice note, which reminds me extremely of Katjes children. In the course of becoming drier. Leaves a similar mouthfeel like a dry wine.

  8. Love street scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

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

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Ra_Di scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

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