Bunnahabhain 12

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky differently from me.

I was given this sample by Mr T aka The Whisky Reiver. If you haven’t already then I highly recommend checking out his Facebook page here: The Whisky Reiver


Burnished gold.


Sweet caramel followed by dried fruit. There’s also a slight mentol note.


Sweet, butterscotch. A citrus note with bitter edge, like orange pith but also dried fruits. Some mild spice – clove and maybe cinnamon.


Nutty and smoky, long lasting and slightly drying.


This comes it at anywhere between £36 and £44 depending on where you shop. It’s most definitely worth £36 and the I think it’s worth £44 a bottle as this is a cracking dram. Lots of depth and it just keeps giving each time I go back to it. Also for an Islay it’s not too smoky so it would appeal even to those who don’t like very peaty/smoky drams.

Taken from Bunnahabhain website:



Russet gold


Fresh and aromatic, fruity floral with hints of dried fruit and a subtle prevalence of smoke.


Light with fruit notes, nutty flavours with a sweetness and slight hints of vanilla and caramel.


Lingering, beautifully rich and full-bodied.

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