The Bunna 12 is the flagship of this (somewhat decrepit looking) most northerly Islay distillery. It was poured during my visit last September. It is bottled at 46.3% for a few years now, making chill filtration unnecessary. The Bunnahabhain 12 is unpeated. This recent bottling is surprisingly dark.
Some orange juice upholstered with bread dough, honey, apricots and something that reminds me of a haystack. Caramel kicks in, quite big. You can smell the barley. It is light, rather easy, but pleasant at the same time.
The body is surprisingly fatty and immediately the oranges and apricots return, joined by sultanas. Loads of sherry influences. Hazel nuts and almond liqueur kick in. Amaretto on steroids with a pinch of sniffing tobacco.
The finish is fairly long, sweet and brings a smile to your face.
Nice all man’s friend that is dangerously quaffable.