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
19631
Bunnahabhain
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
46.3%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon, Sherry, Whisky
Chill filtration - Without
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
Calculated from 437 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sherry:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Peat Smoke:
Nuts:
Spices:
Caramel:
Vanilla:
Dried Fruit:
Oak:
Honey:
Malt:
Zitrus:
Raisin:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Salt:
Date:
Herbs:
Berries:
Plum:
Alcohol:
Leather:
Blackberry:
Cherry:
Dark Chocolate:
Lemon:
Peach:
Cake:
Fig:
Heather:
Tobacco:
Grape:
Hazelnut:
Oil:
Pineapple:
Bonfire Smoke:
Chili:
Grass:
Iodine:
Kiwi:
Nutmeg:
Orange:
Walnut:
Apple:
Cinnamon:
Clove:
Coffee:
Ginger:
Ham:
Lemon Peel:
Pepper:
Tropical Fruit:
Almonds:
Banana:
Barley:
Floral:
Grapefruit:
Hay:
Pear:
Tasting
Sherry:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Spices:
Oak:
Nuts:
Maritime Notes:
Malt:
Seaweed:
Peat Smoke:
Vanilla:
Caramel:
Dried Fruit:
Salt:
Chocolate:
Herb:
Raisin:
Honey:
Zitrus:
Oil:
Berries:
Pepper:
Dark Chocolate:
Walnut:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Chili:
Almonds:
Plum:
Blackberry:
Cherry:
Grape:
Heather:
Apple:
Date:
Lemon:
Bonfire Smoke:
Cake:
Ginger:
Pear:
Cinnamon:
Hazelnut:
Nutmeg:
Orange:
Peach:
Barley:
Strawberry:
Fig:
Ham:
Kiwi:
Leather:
Red Currant:
Tobacco:
Black Currant:
Coffee:
Grapefruit:
Hay:
Lemon Peel:
Medicinal Smoke:
Tropical Fruit:
Finish
Sweet:
Sherry:
Oak:
Spices:
Nuts:
Peat Smoke:
Herb:
Fruit:
Malt:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Dark Chocolate:
Caramel:
Chocolate:
Oil:
Salt:
Pepper:
Herbs:
Honey:
Zitrus:
Heather:
Walnut:
Dried Fruit:
Coffee:
Vanilla:
Alcohol:
Chili:
Nutmeg:
Raisin:
Date:
Iodine:
Plum:
Hazelnut:
Leather:
Grapefruit:
Lemon:
Almonds:
Barley:
Cherry:
Grass:
Peach:
Fig:
Grape:
Floral:
Hay:
Cinnamon:
Clove:

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05. Sep 2014

Rating of article "Bunnahabhain 12J - 46.3% - 0.05l"

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10. Dec 2020
Gripf
21. May 2021
milkbonez
22. May 2020
Nosing: Sherry Getrocknete Früchte Schokolade Pfirsich Früchte Nüsse

Taste: Nüsse Getrocknete Früchte Maritime Noten

Finish: Nüsse Dunkle Schokolade

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.
23. Feb 2018

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06. Mar 2016

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21. Sep 2015

Rating of article "Bunnahabhain 12J - 46.3% - 0.05l"

16. Jun 2021
Nosing:
Getrocknete Früchte Getrocknete Früchte Sherry Früchte Apfel Vanille Karamell Gras Grapefruit Rauch
Taste:
Mandeln Nüsse Sherry Vanille Kuchen Kräuter 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.
02. Mar 2022

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