Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

70cl / 46.3%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old
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A giant leap forward for Bunnahabhain 12yo, this edition was launched in summer 2010 with a jump in strength to 46.3% and a declaration of no chill-filtration and no added colouring. Enormous credit goes to Burn Stewart for giving punters what they want without jacking up the price too much and we earnestly hope that this will be a massive success. Bravo!

Distillery Bottling
12 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Cherry Cherry
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Cream Cream
  • Oak Oak

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Billy A

    Nose: briny and earthy, with camphor, apples, sea salt, a hint of oranges and salted caramel.

    Palate: syrupy in texture with vanilla and a light smokiness, more woody than peaty. Water brought out more sweet creamy vanilla and some perfume from the wood, as well as some sticky glacé cherry.

    Finish: dry with woody spice.

48 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    11 days ago

    For a 12 year old (and I''m not saying whiskies that aren''t 21-29 years old are inferior by default...I simply mean compared to others in the 12 year age class)-- this simply doesn''t get any better, only different. I''m an experienced and well read whiskey enthusiast, and know that 1st hand experience is far more valuable than reading tasting notes (so go buy one!). I use 3 palatting techniques (critical to experiment with!). I pay attention to what foods I eat might subtly affect a particular whiskey I sip even an hour or more after a meal, I pioneer food pairings as well...I''m no noobie, and I say that this is perfectly balanced, perfection in a bottle. About palatting techniques (briefly), find a very, very dry whiskey, and experiment with different palatting techniques until you can make it taste sweet-- because whatever flavors might be revealed in doing so, will only be enjoyed IF, you do so...experiment with various ways you sip, and swallow (never gulp even a small sip! Swallow it in 2-3 miniature intervals while palatting). Yes, that was the brief explanation, have fun learning the rest :) This is the best era Bunnahabhain has seen in a decade, I appreciate the fine attention to detail from this distillery lately-- it''s never been better in my experience. Looong finish for a 12 too! Highly recommend even to those weary of Islays. :)

  • 4
    21 March

    A superious staple whiskey. A decent, affordable whiskey to be enjoyed at any time during the year. Always have one in the cupboard.

  • 3
    9 March

    This one''s a great entry level bottling. It won''t rock your world unless you are fairly new to single malts but the quality is consistent from bottle to bottle and the taste has no flaws.

  • 5
    19 February

    Smooth and silky. Tastes great and goes down a treat. To be honest it's the dog's.

  • 5
    17 February

    Introduced to this malt on my recent visit to Edinburgh for hogmanay. Just returned from a rugby weekend with a bottle under my arm ! My new favourite

  • 5
    29 January

    New favorite and saving up for a bottle.

  • 5
    27 January

    I think it is one of the best single malts I''ve ever drank great smell and as smooth as silk well done to the distillers and to the people who watch over this stuff

  • 5
    21 January

    This has usurped Highland Park as my new favorite 12 year old. This has as nose you can get lost in and a taste to match. Superb.

  • 5
    21 January

    New favorite

  • 5
    16 December 2014

    Came recommended so my daughter bought me a bottle for my birthday. so glad I trained her right!! Hope I get another bottle for Christmas!!

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