Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
46.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
P0 30806 L5 11:32 13269
Added on
21 Nov 2010 4:22 pm

Average value

€ 44.41

97 × in wishlist

763 × member ratings

1609 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 12-year-old

142 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.11 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. Edward MacKenzie scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Great value for money!
    For me THE standard malt par excellence.
    Can be fully recommended!

    Smells dark, of old wood and sherry, maritime, sea, wind and salt.

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Comparative tasting with a 1970s bottling

    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.

  5. Ostap scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Poor and straightforward. Not impressed.
    He didn't have a sample, but a miniature, so I'm sure that's what played a key role in the negative impression. Later I tried this whisky from a standard bottle and it was good.
    • Nose
      Freshly painted wood, acetone, caramel, oven pie with apples and plums, berry sour, not much.
    • Taste
      Persimmon, tart, dry and sour, binds, sugar and salt in equal proportions.
    • Finish
      Closer to average, acidity and dryness.

  6. tribe scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Also a good bottling. But I have to admit that the new 12 tastes better. With the 18 and 25 year olds I found the old bottlings better.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. Wolf68 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  8. whiskyd scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

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

  9. KingKutte_4.0 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  10. jankes scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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


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