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Overall rating
83.55/100
votes
13
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
01.10.2015
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Oak and Sherry Oak
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottle code
P0 35707 L5 12:02 15274
Barcode
5029704217366
Added on
22 Aug 2017 7:20 pm by Z28Pete
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 49.00

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 12-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.55 points

  1. pgmguy scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Colour: Copper
    Nose: neat: very floral (lilly), honey, caramel, some wood notes, some earth notes as well. After sitting for around 15 minutes, I started to pickup some coffee notes. In some ways it reminds me of Highland Park 12 (the newer ones)! Very faint smoke notes but that may very well be from the charrel barrels, it doens't seem to be from peat. Very good complexity and depth, excellent nose! with water: pretty much unchanged.
    Taste: neat: much sweeter than expected, lots of honey notes, with some spices (ginger) and bitter orange. Very easy to drink neat. with water: brings out more of the spiciness but doesn't really improve.
    Finish: neat: slightly dry, finishes on spices and wood tones. with water: shorter, slightly more bitter, overall it's one of the rare whiskies I prefer neat.
    Comments: this is an excellent surprise, it topped my expectations, especially when neat. water here doesn't really add anything to it, on the contrary.
    MY SCORE: Highly Recommended

  2. Juergen Willi scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    One of the best 12 year old standards. Easy drinking. Almost too easy.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sherry, Orange, Citrus, Caramel Leather, Spices, Malt, Salt and a little bit Smoke.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet and very a nice texture. It feels like silk. No rough edges. On the palate the same like in the nose (Sherry, Vanilla, Pepper, Ginger, Orange,...)
    • Finish
      88 88
      Herbs, Oak Wood, Spices, Salt, Espresso

  3. Z28Pete scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    A bland whisky that really does not make a

    lasting impression. Nothing off putting but nothing that makes it stand out. Sort of meh.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      75 75

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