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Bunnahabhain 12-year-old

Overall rating
87.48/100
votes
50
Whiskybase ID
WB70484
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled
1970s
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottle code
Serie DR N° 204446
Bottled for
S.I.L.V.A. Bianchi S.P.A.
Added on
24 Jul 2015 7:26 pm by Armin Fuchs

Average value

€ 213.13

4 × in wishlist

50 × member ratings

43 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 12-year-old

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.48 points

  1. vlad78 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Old delicate sweet dram.
    • Nose
      Dried fruits, raisins, prunes, dried apricots and some dates. Dark chocolate. OBE dries a little.
    • Taste
      The taste is sweet, calm, not insistent, but delicate.
    • Finish
      Sweet aftertaste of old and candied plum jam

  2. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nice sweet whisky with old dusty sherry profile
    • Nose
      89 89
      Dusty sweet soft sherry fruitiness (mix of honey, toffee, raspberry, and a hint of chocolate)
      After few minutes chocolate note is more prominent
    • Taste
      86 86
      Oily, a mix of old sherry, honey, toffee
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium, burnt toffee, and burnt honey

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    OBE, toffee herbs, dark fruits, quite nice

  4. LoverCop1989 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Tasted as an old dumpy bottle for Italy (sample). Definitely looks older than 12 years. Hugs the throat and palate very comfortably. Very balanced, fine and varied.
    • Nose
      89 89
      delicate on the nose, fruity (tropical fruits), shortbread, walnut, light spicy
    • Taste
      89 89
      very round, licorice, oily, overripe fruits, light caramel note, nutty, coniferous forest
    • Finish
      88 88
      long, light-medium spicy, malty, light grape notes

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Very gentle and delicate with notes of honey, leather and damp oak, but also a luscious chocolate and dark caramel influence. Very complex, as now we're getting into strawberry and maraschino liqueur territory, as well as red apple. Finally some soy sauce, rancio even. Really impressive.
    • Taste
      Hints of peat and old wood, as well as burnt caramel, plums, tobacco leaves and ground coffee beans. A distinct note of triple sec. Some nice spices and a whiff of furniture polish as well, this is quite full-bodied.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices and tannins. A whisper of smoke.

  6. Kostya scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    igHh quality sherry casks. Seems to be considerably older than 12 years, malt you don’t want to rush
    • Nose
      (neat) very gentle and sweet, leatherwood honey, naturally flavored marmalade, some pastry notes, dried plum and peaches
      (water) delicate sherry notes, nougat, marzipan
    • Taste
      (neat) quite powerful, strong, compare to the nose, sweet turns to sour, bitter, astringent, some herbs
      (water) dump dunnage warehouse sensation, old books, tobacco, slightly medicinal, gas, grape seed oil, young walnuts, complexity from arrival till finish
    • Finish
      Quite long, from sweet to dry and herbal, astringent

  7. kot1803 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. kot1803 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  9. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    All excellent (22) Previously, the grass was greener .... 88
    • Nose
      Wine notes ... oak ... malt ... biscuit .... butter ... ground walnut ... some sour fruit ... salt (22)
    • Taste
      Wax and fruit ... delicate spices (22)
    • Finish
      Cardboard and pepper ... cloves ... bitter-grape bitterness (22)

  10. aphex scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Lovely nose. Give it just a little time to open. Very good palate. Another case of successful OBE, but the whisky was certainly good already.
    A very quaffable old young Bunnahabhain.
    • Nose
      Coastal and fruity. Seabreeze, peaches, pineapples, bananas. Light medicinal notes (camphor). Leather, dusty old books, a touch of honey and a few spices.
    • Taste
      Lively, fruity and spicy. Tropical fruits again, grapefruits, oranges. A touch of oak. Dark chocolate, caramel. A few nuts. And smoke in the background.
    • Finish
      Medium, lingering fruits and smoke.

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