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2518
Bunnahabhain
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt
12 Years
46.3%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Fruit:
Sherry:
Malt:
Nuts:
Oak:
Seaweed:
Vanilla:
Sweet:
Spices:
Salt:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Hazelnut:
Honey:
Orange:
Raisin:
Heather:
Hay:
Leather:
Medicinal Smoke:
Floral:
Herbs:
Berries:
Chocolate:
Tobacco:
Oil:
Lemon:
Dried Fruit:
Barley:
Pepper:
Wheat:
Bonfire Smoke:
Cherry:
Peach:
Chili:
Cake:
Tasting
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Fruit:
Oak:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Vanilla:
Nuts:
Salt:
Oil:
Pepper:
Dried Fruit:
Heather:
Leather:
Hazelnut:
Seaweed:
Honey:
Alcohol:
Chocolate:
Raisin:
Dark Chocolate:
Chili:
Herbs:
Berries:
Walnut:
Iodine:
Caramel:
Lemon:
Coffee:
Banana:
Orange:
Barley:
Hay:
Tobacco:
Medicinal Smoke:
Floral:
Wheat:
Nutmeg:
Bonfire Smoke:
Pear:
Cherry:
Peach:
Cinnamon:
Finish
Malt:
Sweet:
Peat Smoke:
Oak:
Spices:
Sherry:
Fruit:
Salt:
Chocolate:
Vanilla:
Dark Chocolate:
Alcohol:
Leather:
Pepper:
Oil:
Nuts:
Heather:
Hazelnut:
Seaweed:
Chili:
Coffee:
Hay:
Floral:
Bonfire Smoke:

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30. Sep 2016
Nosing:
Peat Smoke Vanilla Caramel sey, no sharpness
Taste:
Oil Oak Spices Alcohol Sweet cooked Walnut Oil
Finish:
Long with Sweet
Nosing:
Nuts Caramel Peat Smoke
Taste:
Fruit Vanilla Walnut Malt
Finish:
Sweet
Comment:
10. Oct 2016
Being a more restrained and virtually unpeated version of an Islay whisky, Bunnahabhain 12 tends to be overlooked - which is a shame! The superb quality (46.3% ABV, non-chill filtered and natural color) brings out the maritime character of this Single Malt. The nose is very engaging, intense and robust with seaweed, iodine, dark fruits and a complex, nutty creaminess. Tastewise, delicate sherry and a rich toffee note harmonize with dark chocolate, walnuts and a hint of oak. With a long, sweet and spicy finish, the whisky underscores its outstanding quality.
RATING: 4.0/5.0 ≙ 88 pts
19. Jun 2017
Nosing: Orange Sherry Vanilla Caramel
Intense and fruity. Orange peel sherry character, much more so than I remember in the past. Salted caramel and vanilla. The smokiness if there is any is as good as undetectable, I remember it coming through in previous bottles but this is much more fruit led.

Taste: Sherry Fruit Vanilla Bonfire Smoke
Intense and sweet arrival. Sherry again, fresh mixed fruit and vanilla. A background hint of woodsmoke. Very viscous mouth feel.

Finish: Oak Sweet Spices
Long and sweet with some oakiness showing through. Residual spiciness.

Comment:
I hadn't had a bottle of this in a while and decided to revisit it. I think its changed a bit since I last had it, the sherry influence is definitely more pronounced, not that that's a bad thing. The flavour is intense, and although I very much prefer to see whisky bottled at higher percentages I think this can actually take a generous drop of water just to calm it down a little. This is definitely one of my favourite standard bottlings and although its not quite how I remember it, its still very good.
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23. Jan 2016
Nosing: Fruit Floral Lemon Oak Alcohol Sherry Oak Caramel Vanilla

Taste: Oak Sweet Peat Smoke Fruit Spices

Finish: Oak Spices Sweet

Comment:
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18. Jul 2016
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14. Apr 2017

Comment: correction of my rating
02. Dec 2016
Nosing: Sweet Peat Smoke Fruit

Taste: Sweet Spices Cinnamon Oil Oil Peat Smoke

Finish: Sherry Spices Malt

Comment:
24. Nov 2015
21. Apr 2016
Nosing: Floral Sweet Fruit Alcohol Seaweed

Taste: Nuts Salt Sherry Malt Spices

Finish: Spices Nuts Peat Smoke Oak Sweet

Comment: