Bunnahabhain 12 Years

The 12-year-old offers with his hefty 46.3% vol enough reserves for dilution with some still water. Bunnahabhain comes from Gaelic and means 'estuary', a direct reference to the Margadale River. The bottle is decorated with a sailor. Bunnahabhain was the first distillery the sailors saw returning to their homeland. Best Whiskey of the Month December 2017 at Whisky.de

The 12-year-old offers with his hefty 46.3% vol enough reserves for dilution with some still water. Bunnahabhain comes from Gaelic and means 'estuary', a direct reference to the Margadale River. The bottle is decorated with a sailor. Bunnahabhain was the first distillery the sailors saw returning to their homeland. Best Whiskey of the Month December 2017 at Whisky.de

Details about this bottle Edit
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Bunnahabhain
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
46.3%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon, Bourbon, Bourbon, exBourbon, exSherry, Sherry, Bourbon, Sherry, Sherry, Sherry, Bourbon, Sherry, Whisky
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - Without
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 4 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sherry:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Peat Smoke:
Nuts:
Spices:
Vanilla:
Caramel:
Dried Fruit:
Oak:
Honey:
Malt:
Raisin:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Salt:
Date:
Alcohol:
Berries:
Herbs:
Chocolate:
Leather:
Lemon:
Cherry:
Hazelnut:
Peach:
Plum:
Blackberry:
Cake:
Fig:
Grass:
Heather:
Kiwi:
Oil:
Tobacco:
Lemon Peel:
Pineapple:
Tropical Fruit:
Walnut:
Almonds:
Banana:
Chili:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Floral:
Ginger:
Grape:
Grapefruit:
Ham:
Hay:
Iodine:
Nutmeg:
Pear:
Pepper:
Apple:
Clove:
Tasting
Sherry:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Oak:
Spices:
Maritime Notes:
Nuts:
Seaweed:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Vanilla:
Caramel:
Dried Fruit:
Salt:
Chocolate:
Zitrus:
Raisin:
Herb:
Honey:
Berries:
Pepper:
Alcohol:
Chili:
Almonds:
Oil:
Dark Chocolate:
Lemon:
Herbs:
Apple:
Heather:
Plum:
Walnut:
Blackberry:
Cherry:
Date:
Grape:
Orange:
Cake:
Cinnamon:
Ginger:
Hazelnut:
Kiwi:
Lemon Peel:
Peach:
Pear:
Red Currant:
Barley:
Bonfire Smoke:
Coffee:
Fig:
Ham:
Hay:
Leather:
Nutmeg:
Tobacco:
Tropical Fruit:
Finish
Sweet:
Sherry:
Oak:
Spices:
Nuts:
Peat Smoke:
Maritime Notes:
Fruit:
Herb:
Malt:
Seaweed:
Caramel:
Dark Chocolate:
Salt:
Chocolate:
Oil:
Pepper:
Herbs:
Heather:
Honey:
Coffee:
Dried Fruit:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Chili:
Walnut:
Vanilla:
Iodine:
Nutmeg:
Grapefruit:
Lemon:
Almonds:
Barley:
Cherry:
Clove:
Date:
Floral:
Grape:
Hay:
Peach:
Plum:
Raisin:

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milkbonez
22. May 2020
Nosing: Sherry Dried Fruit Chocolate Peach Fruit Nuts

Taste: Nuts Dried Fruit Maritime Notes

Finish: Nuts Dark Chocolate

Comment: I've heard this is somewhat smoky; it is not. I've heard from the distillery itself in an interview, they do not peat this one. I think people hear it's an Islay and automatically think it is....this one exhibits a lot of nuttiness and a balanced sherry profile. This is not Glendronach levels of sherry influence, but it also has this chocalatey thing going on...this is a fresh pour so i can imagine this one changing over the course of a few months of drinking and being open.
16. Jun 2021
Nosing:
Dried Fruit Dried Fruit Sherry Fruit Apple Vanilla Caramel Grass Grapefruit Peat Smoke
Taste:
Almonds Nuts Sherry Vanilla Cake Herbs Zitrus
Finish:
long linger with nuts and caramel and hints of herb
Comment:
I heard this drum has a episode that former US president Reagan loved it then served it at his party because the word "westering home" on the label was used as a tribute to him. So I weighted this whiskey with colored glasses a bit. But thing is definitely different. The aroma is quite decent like the one sherry type not too much intense, but with great dried fruits following nuts, plum, caramel and vanilla. Finish is very linger , of course. Quite great one for me.
Montalcino
23. Aug 2020
flip1234
06. Jan 2022
07. Apr 2019
Nosing:
Nuttiness, Caramel, vanilla, no smoke

Taste:
Nuttiiness, a little sweet (maybe the sherry sweetness)

Finish:
Spicy, almost bitter, getting stronger
Comment:
Nuts
Mahler
24. Mar 2020
Nosing: Oak Dark Chocolate Leather

Taste: Dried Fruit Plum Sweet

Finish: Pepper Nuts

Teddilicious
09. Apr 2019
Tiff
08. Feb 2022
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28. Feb 2022
nickwolf1
08. Jan 2020