Bunnahabhain 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
46.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
P0 38977 L5 12:40 16295
Added on
14 apr 2017 8:33 am by LukasJakubDrabek

Average value

€ 57.51

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Whisky reviews for Bunnahabhain 12-year-old

6 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.72 points.

  1. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A really nice standard with a very good price-performance ratio. I was not able to find the "smoky note" mentioned in some places at the first taste.
    • Nose
      Spicy herbs and salty sea air can be felt, as well as the scent of a leafy forest floor. I did not have the peat note in the first nose, then came on the second and third Verriechen. With very little water, the hay and peat notes become even stronger.
    • Taste
      The Bunnahabhain comes very oily in the mouth, the herb salt note is dominant and makes it clear: Here I am, coast, Islay. Despite the 46.3%, it is mild. With a little water, it remains nicely oily in the mouth, but it joins a slight menthol freshness to the herbal, salt and forest soil notes.
    • Finish
      Medium to long finish, the self-harmonic basic character works for a while. With water the finish stays long. At the first taste of the Malt benefits in any case from the addition of a teaspoon of water.

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  3. 1962bettenbroek scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Soft and creamy taste with clear sherry notes and above all not peated. Excellent price / quality. Just a nice whisky.

  4. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 86 points Shoplink Moderator

    After adding water, barrels other than just the 25% ex-sherry that initially dominate the impression come to the fore. Which, by the way, is exactly the reason why Bunnahabhain 12yo enjoys me a hair more than Glendronach 15yo Revival. I was very happy to offer it to unfamiliar guests at the Whisky Bar and it rarely met with failure. Great whisky for such a daily drink.
    • Nose
      Raisins, lacquered furniture, various herbs, cane sugar, dates and malt vinegar.

      After adding water: milk chocolate, peach, wet wood, apple and pear cider, walnut and Turkish delight. But also rotten, overripe fruit.
    • Taste
      Stronger alcohol makes itself known. Orange peel, cane sugar, red apple, peach, nectarine, nougat cream, milk chocolate, caramel filling bars and grass stalk.

      After adding water: vanilla pudding, strawberry pudding, cloves, pear puree, marzipan, yellow melon and mango.
    • Finish
      Dry and woody. Brandy de Jerez, cinnamon, tannins, cocoa and Turkish delight.

      After adding water: umami and salinity, balsamic vinegar, unripe walnut and its green skin, salted popcorn and unripe gooseberries.

  5. HunterRomario scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Alcohol: 46.3%
    Aroma: Spicy warm smell, cocoa, raisins, cinnamon. It is also malt, I feel somewhat sherry hay, hay, milk chocolate. There is also light winds. (85 b)
    Taste: Delicate and full. Milk chocolate, sweet spices, again a little sherry style, sweet wood, cocoa. (85 b)
    Points: 85
    Summary: Excellent, balanced whisky.

  6. Erwin 1971Y scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. joerg.scheid scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. joerg.scheid scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Very nice standard malt and all-day dram.
    • Nose
      Nut, marzipan, sweetness, malt and very mild pleasant smoke.
    • Taste
      Strong sweetness, nut and malt notes, very fruity.
    • Finish
      Full-bodied, round and sweet, slightly peppery. Medium-length finish.

  9. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85


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