Bunnahabhain has launched the 2023 edition of its 12 Years Old Cask Strength.
The third edition of this annual small-batch release from the Islay distiller is said to pay homage to the roots of the original 12 Years Old. The unpeated spirit has been matured in a combination of first- and second-fill oloroso sherry casks and ex-bourbon casks.
This year's release has an ABV of 60.1%, compared with 56.6% in the 2022 release and 55.1% in 2021, and it is bottled non-chill filtered.
Bunnahabhain master blender Julieann Fernandez said: “I’m really proud of this year’s 12 Year Old Cask Strength release. Even bigger and even bolder than its predecessors, with an ABV of 60.1%, it epitomises everything that Bunnahabhain is known for: unpeated, sherried and full of intense flavour, offering big hits of roasted nuts and cinnamon spice in every dram.
“Bunnahabhain is a robust and complex spirit, unpeated and oily but with sweet notes of dried fruits and cereal, and it means that the spirit can really take on the big flavour profiles that come from the full maturation in the sherry casks.”
Bunnahabhain 12 Years Old Cask Strength 2023 is available to purchase at the distillery or at bunnahabhain.com, priced at £85.