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Overall rating
84.72/100
votes
56
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Barcode
5029704217489
Added on
23 Mar 2014 10:01 am by MasonBones
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 5.83

2 × in wishlist

56 × member ratings

144 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 12-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.72 points

  1. Andreas W. scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  2. AngeloMerten scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    How can you give the whisky 100p?
    I mean, easy to drink ... yes,
    relatively cheap, yes ...
    But that's it.
    Some pear, some oak.
    And he is gone.

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    Not bad but more mainstream than the previous edition of this Bunnahabhain 12yo which I prefer over this one because it was much more maritime.
    • Nose
      Woody, nutty, salty, maritime, little toffee
    • Taste
      Punchy, woody, rather dry, nutty again, pretty oily and mellow
    • Finish
      Medium long and burning

  5. Koning scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    An
    odd dram. Interesting, but too much sulphur in the palate keeps me from really
    enjoying this one. Therefore this mini bottle Bunnahabhain 12yo scores a mere 77. 

    NB: scored a full 2014 bottle much higher (84), since it was more sherried and less sulphurous.
    • Nose
      Stewed fruit, caramel, seaweed. Earthy tones and a hint of sulphur..
    • Taste
      Full bodied, with an initially unpleasant sulphury and soapy taste. Then fruits, butter and vinegar appear on the background.
    • Finish
      Somewhat
      lighter with a bit of smoke. Sulphur and soap again, unfortunately. Sherry and
      fruit also notable.

  6. Jeig scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Dried plum, fruitiness, slightly peated
    • Taste
      Spicy, Pepper, dried sultana, Adding water helps bringing out the complexity.
    • Finish
      Medium finish, slightly sweet, dried fruits again.

  7. peatbogger scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Just a lovely Islay malt.

    A traditional dram that's maybe a bit overlooked in the myriades of new releases from Islay.

  8. Peter(TTMC) scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  9. [2stoned] aKu scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Has a special character that does not really appeal to me. I am annoyed by these false notes of sulfur and the burned rubber sole, for which there are clearly deduction points (-6). The medicine cabinet is different from the classic hospital / gauze aroma, rather smells like a large mix of different pills and other drugs.
    • Nose
      slightly alcoholic, sanded rubber sole with light sulfur note, fino sherry, blossom honey, garden herbs, artificial raspberry flavor, medicine cupboard
    • Taste
      slightly sweetish, fresh bright fruits, again the medicine cabinet, ornate oranges and peaches, some brackish water
    • Finish
      medium length, mineral, again slightly sweetish, light sherry, gets a bit flowery, white cabbage

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