Bunnahabhain 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 Dec 2008 5:50 pm

Average value

€ 109.00

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226 × member ratings

521 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 12-year-old

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.15 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    My rating is such high because it is one of my favorite daily drams. It's very salty, maritim and has a breeze of the sea. When drinking with closed eyes I feel I'm at a sea port and can smell the salty sea. I can almost feel the seaweed. Self-evident that I also like Sushi...

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A young and slightly watery sea lap flavored with a good portion of dried fruits.
    • Nose
      Restrained, moist, tart oak notes, green grass, wood dust, dirty raisins and dried apricots, a little sea brackish shades, rosin.
    • Taste
      Slightly watery, sweet-oak, peppery, dried fruits, dried apricots, raisins, light industrial notes.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, a little mineral-metallic notes, a little sweet dirty raisins and dried apricots, peppers, orange confiture, a little salt and vegetable shades.

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    One of the most maritim whiskys in my mind
    • Nose
      Salty, seaweed, nutty, toffee
    • Taste
      Pure seabreeze, salty, maritim
    • Finish
      Medium short and again the sea

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  5. HammerHead scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    A whisky that clearly does not benefit from the prevailing industry standard bottling features at that time. Smells and tastes ok, but also very thin. Furthermore too short of a finish.

    The current natural 46+% bottling is a very big improvement over this.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  6. Igor scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Full of substance, deep, rich, complex, sophisticated - all convinced me to catch a liking of that fine spirit immediately, - a true firecracker of flavours.
    • Nose
      Belgian patisserie, dried banana chips, jam filling, honeyed malt, tropical fruits, dried fruit, dewberry, red raspberry, sea breeze, marzipan, sweet sherry, little smoke, caramel and nougat bar.
    • Taste
      Harmonious, silky-soft smoothness. Light-bodied. Chocolates, cinnamon powder, cocoa, oatmeal cookies, raisins, figs, caramel candies, small trail of Pedro Ximenez/Oloroso?, salty almond, lemon juice.
    • Finish
      Pleasantly lingering aftertaste. Very light, delicately flavoured and skilfully balanced. Subdued citrus fruit, wild honey, cashew nuts, dried apricots.

  7. vlad78 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Good, rather dessert whisky, a little watery, lacking in body, from this it loses a little.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Iodine, salt, some industrial notes. Further, dried fruits rise in the glass: raisins, prunes, dried apricots, a little sour fresh berries. Perhaps it is a dogwood.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet, with a touch of salt and dried fruit, a little iodine, marine, industrial (as if you were walking on the sea under a diesel engine in wet weather). Unfortunately, a little watery, tumbling away rather quickly.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Slightly sweet, slightly salty and short.

  8. g00se did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    40% version found at the end of March 2018 during a vacation in a small supermarket on Kefalonia and emptied within 2 days with my best friend.

  9. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Comparatively bright and grassy, with a light caramel note and lemon yoghurt. A touch of sultanas, as well as vanilla and marzipan. Finally a whiff of red apple parts.
    • Taste
      A touch of smoke, but also loads of caramel accompanied by some subtle spices (cloves and pepper). Toasted almonds as well as peanut skins. Slightly tannic as well.
    • Finish
      Lingering caramel, spices and oak.

  10. Sandman scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Tasted blind
    • Nose
      Apricot, banana, pear, honey, raisins, chocolate, lemon, grapefruit, marmalade and sea salt.
    • Taste
      Apple, banana, lemon, marzipan, honey, cinnamon, coffee, chocolate, raisins, apricot, hint of almonds and sea salt.
    • Finish
      Medium, coffee, chocolate, lemon, raisins, apricot, honey, almonds and a hint of sea salt.


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