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Bunnahabhain 12-year-old

Overall rating 1100 votes 84.11

Member rates

2716 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 21
Balance 21

Tastingtags

39 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Administrator Slàinte Mhath Review note
06 May 2017 11:14 am
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 87 points

Being a more restrained and virtually unpeated version of an Islay whisky, Bunnahabhain 12 tends to be overlooked - which is a pity! The superb quality (46.3% ABV, non-chill filtered and natural color) brings out the maritime character of this Single Malt. Very engaging, intense and robust on the nose, you get seaweed, iodine, dark fruits and a complex, nutty creaminess. Tastewise, delicate sherry notes and rich toffee harmonize with dark chocolate, walnuts and hints of oak. With a long, sweet and spicy finish, this malt underscores its outstanding quality.

RATING: 4.0/5.0 87 pts   ·FIRST-CLASS·

Weighted Rate
87.3
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
86
Price
84
Presentation
91
“There is no such thing as bad whisky - some are just better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
jhut
Expert Junior jhut Tasting note
16 Oct 2017 4:01 pm
Color
Gin clear
Nose

​Licht, rood fruit. Appel, geen turf. Gras, aardbeien. Olie achtige geur. Rozijnen. Bosvruchten.

Taste

Pruimen, sterke smaak. Complex. Duidelijke sherry invloed. Ziltig bij inademen.

Finish

Complexe smaak. lichte turf, hout smaak. Volle whisky. Zoete nasmaak. Sherry invloeden duidelijk zichtbaar. Op het eind is hij ziltiger en minder sherry-tonen.

Comments

​ 15 februari 2016

Gearmailteach
Expert Senior Gearmailteach Tasting note
30 Sep 2017 8:59 pm
Gearmailteach gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Reife, helle Sommerfrüchte und zugleich sehr florale Noten. Honigsüße und Sherrywürze zugleich. Etwas Eiche, Karamell, Orangen, Malz.

Leicht maritime, Seeluftartige Note im Hintergrund.

Sehr kräfig und komplex.

Taste

Ölig-süß und cremig mit vielen hellen Früchten und Sirup. Dann gleich kräftige Eichenwürze, dunkle Sherryfrüchte, Schokolade. Herrlich ausgewogen zwischen Süße und würzigen Noten.

Orange, Etwas Tabak, Lakritz.

Finish

Mitellang mit hellen Früchten, Orangen, Salzlakritz und Eichenwürze.

Comments

Sollte in keiner Bar fehlen.

"Ein Gemisch aus Whisky und Soda verdirbt zwei gute Sachen." - Sir Charles Lamb
Schnappsdrossel
Expert Junior Schnappsdrossel Tasting note
03 Sep 2017 5:53 pm
Schnappsdrossel gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Bratapfel, Kakao, Vollmilchschokolade. „Rauch“ eines heiß brennenden Feuers. Spinat, reife Pflaume, Haselnuss.

Taste

Süß, etwas Sherry, Blockmalz, reifer Apfel.

Finish

Malz, Karamell, Eiche, Pflaume, Eukalyptos-Menthol.

Comments

Leckerer Whisky mit vielen dunklen Aromen. Einer meiner Favoriten, wird nicht langweilig.

RR60
Member Senior RR60 Review note
19 Aug 2017 11:17 am
RR60 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
83
Presentation
89
bimbes184
Member Senior bimbes184 Tasting note
28 Jul 2017 4:45 pm
bimbes184 gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Deutlicher Sherryeinfluss, Toffee, Marzipan, Kirschen, viel Malz, überreife Orangen, Pflaumen, dezente Meeresbrise, ganz leicht salzig, Gebäck, Milchschokolade, sehr schöne Eichennote

Taste

Karamell, ganz dezente Rauchnote, kräftiger Antritt, prickelt auf der Zunge, voluminös, Gewürze, wieder deutliches Malz, die Schokolade kommt zurück

Finish

Lang und anhaltend, deutliche Eiche, für 12 Jahre schon sehr gut spürbar, eher auf der würzigen als auf der süßen Seite

Comments

Momentan is dieser Bunna mein Liebling im Barfach. Er bietet enorm viel für das Geld, sehr voll und voluminös, sehr gute Fassauswahl und für sein Alter schon ziemlich komplex und abwechslungsreich. Sehr solide und begeistert mich immer wieder aufs neue.

praisethepasta
Member Senior praisethepasta Review note
19 Jul 2017 12:11 pm
praisethepasta gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.5
Nose
86
Initial taste
83
Body
84
Finish
84
Price
86
Presentation
85
Pasta be praised My Collection
praisethepasta
Member Senior praisethepasta Tasting note
19 Jul 2017 12:36 pm
praisethepasta gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

red fruit, forest fruit (berries), a hint of anti septic. with water: more salty notes

Taste

sweet and sour, slightly salty, a bit of wood and honey. adding water makes the flavors blending a bit more, and also triggers some salt

Finish

Dry at first, medium long, savory and a bit sticky, in a pleasant way

Comments

this is a lovely, mellow Islay whisky, full flavored and a very good allrounder. scores 84-85

Pasta be praised My Collection
Whiskywobbler
Member Senior Whiskywobbler Review note
20 Jun 2017 8:48 pm
Whiskywobbler gave this whisky 85 points

Winter spices in optima forma. Although, the profile of this whisky seems to change over time from a spicy sherry Christmassy single malt to a more mellow earthy one.

Weighted Rate
84.7
Nose
86
Initial taste
85
Body
84
Finish
83
Price
85
Presentation
86
peej84
Expert Junior peej84 Review note
23 May 2017 11:41 am
peej84 gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82.1
Nose
82
Initial taste
82
Body
81
Finish
82
Price
83
Presentation
84

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