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Bunnahabhain 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Bunnahabhain 12 Years Old

12 Years Old
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
12 years old
Produced at
Bunnahabhain Distillery
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Dave Broom

Deep and honeyed with a mature nose surprising for its stated age. Dry amontillado, maltiness, increasingly fruity before an aroma like a steaming, damp kilt emerges.
Sweet, nutty, dried fruits, toffee. Has presence and with great length.
What was already a very fine (if underrated) 12yo has been given greater depth with a bump up in strength and non chill filtering. It's now one of the best on the market.

Martine Nouet

Oaky with a touch of sulphur. Wet cellar, hot rubber. Fern. Opening on fruity notes. Sultanas, orange peel. Crab apples. Spices unwind slowly.
Smooth at first then the oak holds the taste buds in a grippy embrace. Bitter chocolate then a sweet note and back to astringency again.
Dry, tight, astringent, spicy.
Wood is overwhelming, especially on the palate. Water does not help at all. Lacks balance and charm.
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