Review #155. Bunnahabhain 12yr

Review #155 | /r/Scotch Review #59 – Bunnahabhain 12yr

The Schtick: This is an age stated release in Bunna’s core line. I’ve had many of their IB’s but never reviewed the OB’s. Time for everything, I suppose.


Distiller: Bunnahabhain

Bottler: Bunnahabhain

ABV: 46.3% ABV

Age: 12 Years

Mashbill: Single Malt (Barley)

Source: Sample


Nose: Sweet honey, grain and dough. Mild fruity sweet, some thin sherry. Mild saltiness, not quite seaside briney but there’s a little bit of salt. Some more honey.

Taste: Mild sherry fruits like raisin and date and fig, salt and hay. Grassy with the tiniest hint of a little char. Some strawberry and raspberry towards the end.

Finish: Medium and not at all hot despite the wee higher proof. It’s a great balance of sweet and savory.

Overall: I didn’t really know what to expect from the standard 12yr OB expression. Heavily sherried Bunna is my jam though and it’s cool to see what that all is based around. Yum.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5


Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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