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Overall rating
82.13/100
votes
99
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
758371130818
Added on
22 May 2013 5:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 41.27

17 × in wishlist

99 × member ratings

433 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 12-year-old

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.13 points

  1. mrbcc scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    Sweet upfront, caramel and honey. Substantial feeling with the higher alcohol content, raisins too. Great lingering spicy finish. Lots going on and I love it!

  2. Auriverdes scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. thebonewolf scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    Whatever it was in the nose that I didn’t care for, it was hard to focus on anything else. I was worried it would translate into the taste but it was a complete turnaround for me once it crossed my lips. I recorded this review a dozen or so small glasses into the bottle I have, and it is not a go to, but I did find myself enjoying it ever so slightly more each pour.
    • Nose
      60 60
      Some kind of nut, or nutty malt. Something I can’t place but I don’t like, kind of like bad molasses or butterscotch I don’t necessarily want to eat. Sweet, maybe it’s more sherry than I like? There’s a smokiness if you go slowly and can find it. The nose does not have me looking forward to drinking it.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Water certainly wakes it up if you add it. Better than the nose, while I’m not in love with it, my concerns from the nose melt away quickly. It tastes like a somewhat harsh butter made from whatever nuttiness is in the nose. I think the unappealing part is the sherry, it tastes like caramel that is off, and I suspect I need a good amount of peat to enjoy the sweet sherry influence, or sweetness in general. I was able to find a subtle note of rosewater when mentioned - I was drinking this and Ralfy mentioned it - but not if it wasn’t on my radar from that.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Middling, reminds me of bourbon, perhaps a bit toward maple.

  4. borniebg scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    N: Honey, Vanilla, Apple, Oak
    P: Sweet, Full, Sherry
    F: Long, Sweet
    Nice complex for the money!

  5. BLX scored this whisky 79 points Newbie

    One of the best core range bottles of the lot, has everything, hints of peat and smoke, sherry notes and a lovely finish. Recommended.

  6. BLX scored this whisky 79 points Newbie

    One of the best core range bottles of the lot, has everything, hints of peat and smoke, sherry notes and a lovely finish. Recommended.

  7. BLX scored this whisky 79 points Newbie

    One of the best core range bottles of the lot, has everything, hints of peat and smoke, sherry notes and a lovely finish. Recommended.

  8. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Nice entry level Bunna.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. AgentMunky scored this whisky 58 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      50 50

  10. Kodijack scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Bought it just out of curiosity. What a surprise from Islay. Started collecting Bunnahabhain because of that one.

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