Interesting fact… Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in Scotland. Had it been produced in America its name would be Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old whiskey, instead of whisky.
Nose: Fresh, sweet. Seaweed, malt.
Palate: Soft, supple. Sherry, nutty. A little sweetness, malty, juicy sultana. Slightly coastal.
Finish: Sherried, mochaccino, herbal, balanced salty tang.
If you look closely you can see that without any doubt the character on the bottle is Lord Lucan in disguise. Surely the police can get him at last!
Is he sitting on Shergar?
Definately the King of Malt
with sherry touch - pronounced peat, that does not overwhelm the spicy, ftuity bodeaux- note, but still makes very clear it´s islay scotch of the finest
Sherried, black currant, lightly seaweed, nutty, smooth spices. A very different than older presentation, but not necessarily better. I have to mention, that when I have less than 1/5 bottle left, it suddenly started to taste very bitter and sulfuric. Maybe oxygen influence? I hope that was just a dud, because otherwise this is a great stuff.
This is the best malt i have ever drunk!Every sip from this brings back good old memories.Its aroma reminds me of wild peaches,wet smoke,cinnamon and the salty sea air.Without a doubt the king of malts.I need a drink now!
Jim Murray doesn't like it - but I think it's great. Plenty of punch and nice caramels. No peat but still an Islay great.
One of the best single malts i have ever tasted, the bottle runs out far too quick though ;)
Certainly a game of too halves.- neat it is strong and sherried - add a dash (more Like a drip!) and it becomes a smooth fruity Xmas pudding of a malt with a hint of vanilla hanging round the edges. Exceptional - and a bottle you want to keep exploring further to unearth its hidden flavours !
I've a wee taste by the fire every evening; it is the best part of my day.
Creamy and smooth. An excellent value. I much prefer the Bunnahabhain 25 (10 out of 10!), but for far less money, you can get this and pretend it's the 25!
Beautiful details in the nose. Caramels and apricots. A touch of water opens it up and brings more smiles. No artificial coloring and not chill filtered, too. A great, great sip. The bottle empties quickly.
We had a blind tasting of six different Islays. There were nine of us sampling all the drams and it was unanimous, the 12yo Bunnahabhain was the worst of the six. Burnt rubber was actually written on two separate note cards.
Setting my Easter , decided to have some and cork broke in the bottle. First cork that ever broke off In a whisky bottle for me. Other than a stopper in there now, should i make a fuss and take back to the store? Anyone else have this problem? I have hardly had more than 4-5 tots. Interested in your opinion. Mike - Ssouth Africa
I will not be without this one. It is outstanding in its class/price.
The more I have drunk it the better i have liked it. I would have no hesitation in recomending it to you.
Tastes like Christmas.
Got it as a present so it had a head start but have to say smooth as silk - a definite winner!