This Entry Level Bunnahabhain Bottling Comes In A Redesigned Bottle. This 12 Year Old Is Lightly Peated For An Islay Single Malt And Consequently Is A Light, Fresh Dram. Now At The Higher Strength Of 46.3% – For More Complexity And Flavour.
Nose – Fresh And Aromatic Experience With A Subtle Hint Of Smoke. Palate – A Light Fruit And Nut Appeal. Finish – Sherried, Mochaccino, Herbal, Balanced Salty Tang.
Nose – Very sweet on the nose. Initially it is all creme caramel, caramelised fruit sugars, wood sugar, toffee and fudge before some apple and peach come through. In time a charred note of bourbon with a pleasing dusty dryness.
Palate – A sweet start on the palate. The alcohol gives a little tongue-tingling buzz the result is a good mid-palate weight. The dry distillery character is there still, but there is now depth to counter. Water slightly dismantles the different elements, but adds some dried mint.