12 Years Old

ABV 46.3%
REVIEWED Issue 163
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Brand: Bunnahabhain, Distell
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 46.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Kate Packwood
Nose: Brown sugar and treacle cake, furniture polish and oily smoked fish, ginger spice and tea rose, then brandy snaps, gently sulphur and spent matches.
Palate: Apple pie with brown sugar, then the spices kick in with cinnamon and ginger spice, and after fresh oak and stewed plums.
Finish: Prickly ginger spice and puckering tannins too.
Comment: Lovely. A super balance of light smoke, good wood integration, sweet fruity notes and gorgeous spice as well.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Salt-laden, hay barns and damp oak. Earthy with bramble patches next to the sea. A little floral edge, then boiled samphire.
Palate: Sweet, honey and milk chocolate. Then a little gentle smoke with bracken fires rises. Melon and ham. Bitter tea tannins, brown paper bags with salt and chilli prawns.
Finish: Tingly with salt and an oyster freshness. Then the tannins come in slowly.
Comment: Like eating those bags of salt and sweet chilli prawns on the beach.
Visit the distillery
Bunnahabhain Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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