Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

Bunnahabhain

12 Year Old

(0.75l, 46.30%)


8.2/10
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$61.99
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A different kind of Islay Scotch.
 
Bunnahabhain distillery was constructed in 1881 by the Greenlees brothers, and first opened its doors in 1883. It's located on the island of Islay, with 11 employees and four massive stills – among the biggest in the industry, alongside Glenmorangie.
 
Recently re-released with new packaging to signify the distillery’s move to un-chilfiltered Whiskies, Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old is a lightly smoked malt. Somewhat untypical of other Islay products, this is a delicate expression of the characteristic peated smoke that is normally found in Islay Whiskies. 
 
Not only is there that light smokiness, but the Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old also has a fruity sweetness that combines with a subtle vanilla undertone. There is also a beautiful tang of sea air, a homage to the rough rocky shores that surround this malts coastal home. All in all the Bunnhabhain 12 Year Old is an exploration in softer smoke tones and has a great variety of flavours to complement this.
 
It will appeal to peat veterans as an interesting exploration, while those new to peat will welcome it openly and happily. Cheers!

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  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Islay
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    46.30%
  • Distillery
    Bunnahabhain
  • Bottler
    Bunnahabhain
  • Age
    12 Year Old

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smoky
sherry bomb
vanilla sweetness
caramel
nutty
fruit
sweet
oak
salty
What does Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old taste like?

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First-class Whisky is taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Amber
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Fruits such as pear and apple, juicy and ripe, with vanilla sweetness and only the subtlest hints of peat
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
A nod towards the coastal Islay shores, nutty cereal and more light fruit tones
 
Finish
Salt of the coast air comes through with a lingering end, delicate smoke completes this malt.
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old
John
Excellent
Mr
One of my favorites
Dumitru
That's a strong, bitter taste.
anonymous
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anonymous
Sweet nose, slight smokiness, sharp after taste
Warren
It is my favorite scotch.
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