smoky
sherry
vanilla sweetness
fruit
nutty
sweet
caramel
spicy
apple
Spiral Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

Bunnahabhain
12 Year Old
Reviews and 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.
Price:
$57.99
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Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old is adored for its smoky, sherry, vanilla sweetness and fruit flavor notes.

This Scotch is carefully distilled at Bunnahabhain distillery, Islay.

Based on 142 votes, the average rating for Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old is 8/10.

Top reviews for Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old:

— Islay, but not peaty. Great notes and tells a story, but super easy to drink for a single malt.

— Very nice smooth scotch

— this Scotch was smooth and not peaty at all. I loved it and would definitely purchase it again!
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    46.30%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    12 Year Old

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

(0.75l, 46.30%)


8/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old
guest
guest,
Smoke-ish, very light peat with lasting notes of vanilla, warming and complex
 
guest
guest,
Delicious!
 
Marcus
Marcus,
I thought I would like it more, but for a full flavor it is very nice.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Islay, but not peaty. Great notes and tells a story, but super easy to drink for a single malt.
 
Mariano
Mariano,
Very nice. Not as smokey as I expected from an Islay whisky, though it has peat character. The interesting thing is the vanilla and fruits, not very common on this malts.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
Very nice smooth scotch
 
Trevor
Trevor,
Very smokey. Didn’t quite expect it because the initial smell was light. Very heavy in the mouth but the spices hit the back of your tongue in a very satisfying way. Most of the heat presents itself in your throat. Only then did I taste the nuts. Tiny hints of vanilla emerged with 2 drops of water. If you rub it in your hands you can smell the nuts as the alcohol runs away. Very pleased with this malt.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
this Scotch was smooth and not peaty at all. I loved it and would definitely purchase it again!
 
Charles
Charles,
A nice mild Islay. Similar to Bowmore, but a bit more subtle, complex, and smoother. Ends with a surprisingly wonderfully full finish.
 
Sean
Sean,
Smooth. Fruity, nutty, slightly spicy. very sweet finish. Enjoyed it very much.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Nose has lots of caramel, toffee smells. Very creamy scotch. Not much peatiness or smoke for my taste, but that may just be because my tastebuds are burnt out from Laphroig. :) Great drink nonetheless when I'm looking for something lighter.
 
Piotr
Piotr,
Almost superb. Almost :) I would not mind getting it for a present but I would not buy it.
 
Tom
Tom,
Wow! The MacAllan was for me the best scotch I had ever tasted, until this beauty arrived at my door. I am not a fan of overwhelming peat, so this one was right down my alley
 
Dennis
Dennis,
Nose is a lovely mix of soft vanilla and caramel with a hint of smoke and coastal air on the back end. The sweet sherry influences hit the top note on the palate, with traces of caramel and nuttiness in the middle, and ends with a bitterness not unlike savoring extra-dark chocolate, which lingers during the finish with a touch of sea salt and smoke. A very complex scotch that belies its age. My personal favorite.
 
Jenna
Jenna,
Good daily scotch. Well balanced with sweet and smoky
 
Christine
Christine,
I love smokey, peaty Islay malts - this particular Islay malt takes a more delicate approach to the smoke and largely leaves the peat behind. Instead, there's more emphasis on sherry and vanilla, particularly in the aroma. Also surprisingly smooth! Really enjoy it.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Really enjoyable scotch. Notes of caramel and apple on the nose. The sweetness really opens up with a little water. Finishes with a hint of salt and smoke.
 
Travis
Travis,
This whisky is both sweet and complex, without the normal smokey essence typical to Islay Scotches. I’m an instant fan!
 
Cristopher
Cristopher,
Super Smooth! Sweet and right for the pallet. Something to drink to great music or with friends.
 
Charles
Charles,
Too smokie for me, it is almost a peat. I'm not a fan of peat.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Very smooth Scotch that is worth the price. Definitely one of my top choices now. Excellent!
 
Antti
Antti,
Bunnahabhain 12 Year is a very good delicate Scotch with a birth of vanilla fudge & barley grist leading to a life of fresh sea spray, berry & nut; blending into a gentle death.
 
Bruce
Bruce,
The older versions get extremely pricey over $1,000-$3,000. So I figured the more affordable 12 year old has to be delish. I was right on and this is in my top 10 to drink with friends for somewhat special occasions.
 
Jason
Jason,
The briny, almost salted caramel and dried fruit on the palette with a smooth lingering finish kept me coming back for more. Excellent coastal style dram!
 
guest
guest,
👍🏻
 
David
David,
Excellent. Very smooth
 
guest
guest,
Probably an 8 1/2 for me. Not quite the 18, but delicious.
 
James
James,
A smooth yet rough complex experience.
 
Will
Will,
Very nice, smokey vanilla, and sherry. nice balance.
 
Porter
Porter,
Smooth and smoky!
 
Mark
Mark,
An average single malt scotch. Not bad, but nothing fantastic.
 
guest
guest,
Quaich Bar tasting set - slightly too salty and smoky for me
 
Gordon
Gordon,
awesome- 12 year is as good as many 18 years
 
guest
guest,
A really fine and yet rough whisky, salty sweetness pairs with nutty caramel smoke. Delicious!
 
John
John,
Excellent
 
Mr
Mr,
One of my favorites
 
Dumitru
Dumitru,
That's a strong, bitter taste.
 
guest
guest,
🌸
 
guest
guest,
Sweet nose, slight smokiness, sharp after taste
 
Warren
Warren,
It is my favorite scotch.
 
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