Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

70cl / 46.3%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old
Web Exclusive Price £43.95 £36.63 ex VAT (£62.79 per litre)
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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. The producers deserve enormous credit 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
Chill Filtered


  • 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.

102 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    29 April

    I love peated whiskies but when I don't fancy the full on peaty assault of Ardbeg or Laphroiag this is my go to Islay whisky. Incredible depth of flavor, lovely smokey finish. Excellent value.

  • 5
    25 March

    As a Scot and whisky drinker for 50 years this is to me a beautiful old fashioned malt- in same league as Bowmore 15 dark not quite a Macallan 18 sherry cask but pretty close- don't tell Distell how good this is or the price will go through the roof

  • 5
    23 March

    I have been experimenting with various "higher end" single malt scotches. Most of them more pricy than this. I am thoroughly enjoying the Bunnahabhain 12. It's the most interesting scotch I have had to date.

  • 5
    18 March

    I like a peat bomb, but this whiskey goes for gentle and subtle. It's a masterpiece. Just a sip and the flavor lingers on and on and on.

  • 5
    17 March

    Lovely single malt, drop of water or cube of ice brings out the flavour.

  • 5
    4 March

    I am a lover of Highland single malts. I also really enjoy a great Kentucky Straight bourbon. This is as smooth as anything I have ever tasted. This was my first bottle but not my last.

  • 5
    22 February

    It’s the most smoothest malt I have ever tasted! I found it when I cleaned my dads house out - he obviously kept it for something special-it brings back happy memories of him — do not add water! It would be an insult to the Whisky

  • 5
    14 February

    fantastic whisky, an approachable islay but not one to sniff at, gentle yet hard hitting with its flavours. one for everyones shelf

  • 4
    4 February

    What a pleasant surprise. Wasn't expecting too much from a 12 yr old, but this is a fine dram. Wonderful, nose, taste and finish. Long finish of vanilla and spice. Haven't added water yet. At 46.3 I guess its called for. Not sure.

  • 5
    26 January

    Wonderful, sweet salty sea. Beautiful nutty flavour, vanilla and slight spiceyness. Well done with no colour and unchill filtered, the way scotch should be.

  • 5
    23 January

    I think this the best Single Malt Scotch you can buy at this price, you could spend a lot more and never find the satisfaction you'll find with this Scotch.. A very comforting drink, exactly what I was looking for.

  • 5
    21 January

    The best

  • 4
    20 January

    Lovely salty/sweet (brown sugar), lightly peated fruity/floral? whisky.. Creamy, vanilla, cherry and lovely peppery finish.. Highly recommended.

  • 1
    12 January

    Words are failing me, almost. The Bunna 12 used to be a great malt (oddly, the old 40 % was the best) , but now this is just a horribly sulfured mess. Bourbon lead, but sherry casks here are so bad that they ruin the whole show. So sad, now I don't even dare to try 18 year old.

  • 4
    9 January

    I am new to drinking scotch and I found that I really liked this. It wasn’t too peaty and it had a nice finish. The price is reasonable too.

  • 4
    30 November 2017

    Natural colour then they put it in this awful bottle! Change the bottle this one is so wrong!

  • 5
    24 November 2017


  • 5
    16 November 2017

    A really balanced whisky, don't be afraid to put a fair amount of water in to bring out it's beautiful sweet flavour. It has a slight smoky/peaty flavour, but it's closer in style to many good speysides. I've been drinking this daily since I bought it so pretty much finished the bottle in 4 days. Superb, I want more.

  • 5
    13 November 2017

    Excellent. A fine Whiskey. Would recommend this

  • 5
    16 October 2017

    Love it. Drop of water brings out the best

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