Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

Delicate, Juicy, Oak, Vanilla
Matured 75% in bourbon barrels and 25% in sherry casks, the Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old is bottled at a decent 46.3% ABV. Nice for a standard, by the way: no colouring or chill-filtering was used.
Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old
Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old
Single Malt Whisky | 12 Year Old | 46,30 % ABV. | 55,64 €/l | Bunnahabhain Distillery | produced in Scotland (Islay) | Whiskybase ID 199186


The single malt has very pleasant flavours. We smell a varied palette of fruits, such as Nashi pears and apricots, nectarines, quinces and mirabelle plums. This is followed by sweet brown sugar with a fine sherry fruit note. We think of plums and dates. The nose is rounded off with some oak and a hint of liquorice.


In the tasting, the somewhat more bitter flavours come to the fore. Baking cocoa, oat flakes and a good portion of oak open up. Vanilla, black tea, pear and something pleasantly sour - perhaps green apple - are found in the middle section. Later, the malt opens up further and brings orange peel and some cinnamon. Round, creamy and soft.


Pleasant and maritime, the whisky from the island of Islay remains long-lasting, warming and slightly peppery.


What else can you say? Simply delicious! Round, fruity and spicy at the same time. A must-have for the whisky cabinet - and on offer for under €40, it is also a clear price-performance winner, but unfortunately only on offer.

Rating: 83/100 - Excellent (Marcel: 84 | Sascha: 81)

Value for Money: 4/5 - Good

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