Bunnahabhain 12

Bunna 12 Old

This happens to be a lightly peated Islay, which after having tired some of the peat monsters is interesting to try something different from the region. Aged in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks.

Price: $50 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Bunnahabhain / Burn Stewart Distillers

Region: Islay

46.3% ABV

Aged For: 12 Years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type:  Ex-bourbon and ex-sherry

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

Drank: Neat, in a Glencairn



Color: Amber

Nose: Dark sherry fruit, chocolate earthy malt, a bit of citrus. I don’t pick up any smoke so it must be very gently peated.

Taste: Malted barley, vanilla, a bit of raisin and fig. Not thick but not watery. I pick up just a faint hint of smoke now. Still very earthy.

Finish: Salty and herbal. Malt, chocolate, Caramel and oak. Not that warm, but the flavor does linger.

Thoughts: This is the sweetest of the Islay’s that I have tried, but not the Speyside type of sweet. Not amazing but not bad, but an average Scotch.

Score: 75 out of 100


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