Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

70cl / 46.3%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old
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Customer Rating

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!

Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
12 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Islay
Chill Filtered
No

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • 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.

124 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    27 July

    A good single malt with a hint wood smoke

  • 5
    28 June

    Excellent dram.

  • 5
    7 April

    Rich, velvety goodness. Complex on the nose, there's a touch of pear, orange, apple and spices. Quite strong, this deserves a splash of water to smooth it. It coats the mouth and only has a faint hint of peat & smoke. Beautiful.

  • 4
    18 March

    My go-to Scotch. Try as I might, I always return to Bunnahabhain.

  • 5
    13 February

    Outstanding, approachable Islay single malt.

  • 5
    6 February

    Excellent – an Islay malt which doesn’t depend on it’s peat flavour. It’s complex, sweet, and smooth with just enough of a nod to its islay heritage. One to cherish and enjoy.

  • 5
    1 February

    Not your typical Islay single malt. But that's the attraction. Instead of peat I get cream and vanilla. It is a beautifully balanced 12 year old. It also has a subtle smoke that comes later. The finish is smooth and lingering. A must for your single malt collection.

  • 5
    14 January

    Bunnahabhain 12 is my favorite dram for any price!

  • 5
    13 December 2018

    (Disclaimer: Not a whisky expert by any means and I have a damaged nose). On the nose I get some apple/orange/dried fruit. More like a Highland whisky than a typical Islay to be honest. Something a bit bourbony way to back in my nose, vanilla? On the palate I get less apple but more warm fruit and orangey type flavours. A bit of spice and a nice semi-oily texture. Finish, some almost roasted coffee flavours even some oak? Overall a good whisky with very good presenation. The now almost standardized 46% among mid-ranged whiskies is nice and also the bottle design and natural colour is top-notch and raises this barely to a 5/5 for me. Good whisky, even better product.

  • 5
    4 December 2018

    Nice smooth whisky, went down great after my evening meal

  • 4
    23 November 2018

    Great after meal finish. Smooth and slightly sweet. Loved it.

  • 4
    18 November 2018

    It's a nice malt but if you like peated Islay malts then this is not particularly peated.

  • 5
    27 October 2018

    I was impressed! This Scotch has a very satisfying smell and taste. For an Islay, it is not overwhelming with peaty flavor. It is just right.

  • 5
    21 October 2018

    Very satisfying taste, strikes right to the core of flavour.

  • 5
    2 October 2018

    Just finished a dram and found it to be everything I missed in Macallan

  • 5
    30 September 2018

    Great Whisky!

  • 5
    31 August 2018

    Just stumbled upon it (not literally) last year and it’s become my sipping Whiskey. A hint of peat, a warm smooth finish – my go-to Scotch.

  • 1
    12 August 2018

    Used to love it. Bought one - cork fell apart. Whisky ruined. Distillery ignored emails.

  • 4
    25 July 2018

    I really enjoyed this. I love the hint of caramel and vanilla combined with a subtle oaky smoke.

  • 5
    19 July 2018

    This scotch flew under my radar for awhile, especially since Islay whisky always seems worth trying. Make this one no exception. Has a warm and sweet yet complex nose, and a rich, creamy cherry-vanilla taste. Not heavily peated but it's there in the background. All around a simply delicious and awesome whisky that intrigues every time you try it--there's a lot going on here. First tried this the same night we also got a bottle of Dalwhinnie 15; they are quite different but both rather overlooked, and absolute winners in our book! Give this outstanding single malt a try.

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