- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- 46.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- P0 29224 L5
- Added on
- 27 Jan 2014 8:46 pm by KayMeertens
5 × in wishlist
42 × member ratings
85 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 12-year-old
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.38 points
- I am desperate at this malt, since I experience with him, as in no other fluctuations depending on the form of the day: sometimes I find him terrific, then again something bothers me. In any case, always a horny "Mitbring Whisky" as a gift, since it is not as widespread as the 12-year-old brothers of Balvenie, Bowmore, Highland Park, Glendronach, etc. and definitely has its own character.
- 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;
Grainy, cereal sweetness amplifies by dried fruits (sultanas, figs), thinking about crumbly-moist fruitcake now with currants, raisins, add just a small touch of sweet smoke to it. There's this incidental manure note as well, a farmyard note, which mingles well with floral ones, so as to bring up rose, carnation-like scents into composition.
Soft on the tongue, quite gentle, round, silky mouthfeel, it glides down nicely, sweet - but not sickly sweet. I got some candied fruits in there, hints of crystallised pineapple, -lemon, quince marmalade and candied peels. Becoming slightly dryer then, woodier, yet fine and noble all the same.
Finishes on white chocolate, cinnamon powder and dried orange peel, with marine salt submerged under the layers of brown (mocha) richness. It's slow, having a nice progression though and medium length.
- Fresh, sweetish, nutty, herbal, salty. Aperitif.
Remarkably fresh, sweet, sea-air aroma.
Gentle, clean, nutty-malty sweetness.
Very full flavour development. Refreshing.
- Really enjoyed that one... A dram I would highly recommend to someone who starts discovering whiskies . Like I did with the Clynelish 14 OB... Natural colour and a bit more than 46 Abv. what else?
- Good value for money. None of the sulphur I read in notes about the 2010 bottling (19136). 84/85.
Caramel, lime, honey, raspberry, almond, hazelnut, malt, orange, vanilla and peat smoke. Initially quite some spirit for its ABV.
Caramel, hazelnut, orange, malt, lime, apple, mocha and oaky spice.
Toffee, hazelnut, orange, smoke, lime, malt sugar, almond and vanilla.