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2518
Bunnahabhain
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt
12 Years
46.3%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Sherry, Bourbon
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - Without
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Average tasting notes Calculated from 128 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sherry:
Fruit:
Sweet:
Nuts:
Maritime Notes:
Malt:
Oak:
Seaweed:
Spices:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Salt:
Hazelnut:
Honey:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Orange:
Raisin:
Floral:
Leather:
Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Hay:
Heather:
Medicinal Smoke:
Berries:
Oil:
Tobacco:
Anise:
Barley:
Bonfire Smoke:
Cake:
Cherry:
Chili:
Cinnamon:
Dark Chocolate:
Grape:
Lemon:
Peach:
Pepper:
Wheat:
Tasting
Sweet:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Fruit:
Nuts:
Sherry:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Maritime Notes:
Salt:
Herb:
Oil:
Alcohol:
Chocolate:
Leather:
Pepper:
Seaweed:
Herbs:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Hazelnut:
Heather:
Honey:
Raisin:
Caramel:
Chili:
Walnut:
Zitrus:
Berries:
Iodine:
Orange:
Almonds:
Anise:
Banana:
Barley:
Bonfire Smoke:
Cherry:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Floral:
Grape:
Hay:
Lemon:
Medicinal Smoke:
Nutmeg:
Peach:
Pear:
Tobacco:
Wheat:
Finish
Malt:
Sweet:
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Oak:
Sherry:
Fruit:
Maritime Notes:
Nuts:
Salt:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Chocolate:
Alcohol:
Vanilla:
Leather:
Oil:
Pepper:
Herbs:
Chili:
Coffee:
Hazelnut:
Heather:
Seaweed:
Apple:
Bonfire Smoke:
Caramel:
Floral:
Hay:
Raisin:

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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
Agerskov
13. Sep 2017
Nosing: Anise Leather Sherry Dried Fruit Seaweed Dark Chocolate and liquorice

Taste: Spices Anise Leather Salt Dark Chocolate Walnut Nuts Raisin and liquorice. Quite maritime.

Finish: Salt Spices Dark Chocolate

Comment: This is a truly amazing whisky. Smokey whisky is normally not my thing (yet), but I really like this one. Very interesting taste.
30. Oct 2017
Nosing: vanilla, caramel, orange peel, floral (Peony), oak, smokiness (not much of it). Fantastic aroma! Pleasant and gentle.

Taste: completely different than the nose. Very powerful, although very pleasant as well. Sweet! Chocolate, orange, vanilla, almonds. The alcoholic content is perfectly hidden.

Finish: long, warming, caramel, a little smokey aftertaste.

Balance: It's an Islay Whisky. Some of Islay-Malt-Lovers could be surprised by the peat level... but it's definitely worth to try. Delicious and pleasant. Good, affordable price for such a fantastic quality.

Comment: 46,3% ABV, non-chill filtered, natural colour. One of my very favorite Whiskies. Only 3 PPM - it makes it very gentle. I will always come back to this fantastic Islay Single Malt. 92/100
02. Dec 2016
Nosing: Sweet Peat Smoke Fruit

Taste: Sweet Spices Cinnamon Oil Oil Peat Smoke

Finish: Sherry Spices Malt

Comment: