Bunnahabhain 12yr Review | Whiskey Raiders
Skip to main content
Bunnahabhain 12yrLead post image
86

Bunnahabhain 12yr

Not enough users have reviewed this.

  • Distiller:

    Bunnahabhain

  • Bottler:

    Bunnahabhain

  • ABV:

    46%

  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 76
  • Publication: SpiritSurveyor
  • Excerpt: I think this is pretty solid and a great way to surprise people who think Islay whisky has to be peated. It’s just a little light and I wish there was more complexity on the finish.
  • Read Full Review
  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: Beyond the creamy sweetness, it had a symmetry and consistency between the scent and the flavors that I don’t often find, but, as a writer by trade, I appreciate when I do encounter it. And for that pleasant and consistent experience, it comes at a fairly affordable price.
  • Read Full Review
  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Bunnahabhain 12 years is a great dram from a good distillery and well worth its asking price.
  • Read Full Review
  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: https://www.whiskyadvocate.com/wp-content/data/shelf_talker.php?review_id=4915
  • Read Full Review
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Simply very good. Bunnahabhain 12 became a big boy!
  • Read Full Review
  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: I think the value is great, as it beats out most other scotches at the same age statement and price. Everything about it is beautiful, if you like scotch and have not tried this yet, do yourself a favor!
  • Read Full Review
  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The finish is sharp but clean, with lots of fresh orange notes to carry you through to another sip, or another glass.
  • Read Full Review
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Overall, one of my favorite core line products in the space of 12yr single malts around the $55 mark. Its sweet, and well rounded but interesting enough to enjoy an entire bottle of. A tiny bit of Bunnahabhains Islay character shines through, which blends well with the sweetness of the sherry and base spirit here with the ex-bourbon which makes for a really enjoyable experience.
  • Read Full Review

Raided Score is a conversion from an external site's score, to our in house uniform scoring system. Please see the FAQ for more.

  • Intro:

    This is a core range release from Bunnahabhain. It is aged for 12 years by Bunna on Islay. About 20% of Bunnas distillate is heavily peated, but this is an unpeated release from them. It contains 25% sherried malt and 75% malt aged in ex-bourbon. I reviewed this some years ago and thought it fitting for a revisit.

  • Nose:

    Sweet honey, fresh baked bread. Nice light oak, some pepper, a bit of sherry sweetness. Very faint pepper, tiniest whiff of smoke.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel. No real heat. Sweet honey, tobacco, bread-y. Sweet fruits, sherry presence is mild but present. Light tobacco and very faint salinity and ash.

  • Finish:

    Short to medium in length, lots of currant, caramel, light bread characteristics and some pepper.

  • Overall:

    Overall, one of my favorite core line products in the space of 12yr single malts around the $55 mark. Its sweet, and well rounded but interesting enough to enjoy an entire bottle of. A tiny bit of Bunnahabhains Islay character shines through, which blends well with the sweetness of the sherry and base spirit here with the ex-bourbon which makes for a really enjoyable experience.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
Read our privacy policy
Submit your review here or comment below