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Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

Do "corked" Whiskys exist?

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@rharlowReview by @rharlow

21st Apr 2011


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I purchased this bottle after hearing Mr. Ralfy give a wonderful review of this affordable Whisky. The moment it hit my nose I could tell this was not my style. Then I tasted it... oil, plastic, manufacturing, quirky sweetness. Not at all what I was expecting.

I was so put off that I couldn't help think that this bottle was somehow flawed, or like the wine guys like to say "corked."

I've since had a couple more drams just to make sure it wasn't a fluke event. It wasn't.

Now on ebay: "9/10s of a Bunnahabhain 12 YO for sale, cheap!"




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LeFrog commented

Bad cork or bad batch perhaps? Bunna isn't my favourite distillery but I've not experienced a bad dram either.

10 years ago 0

AboutChoice commented

Hi @rharlow, you might want to start by comparing your ABV to the ABV that Ralfy"s bottle has ... Bunnahabhain recently raised the ABV from 40 to 46%. I have the 40% bottle and I like it very much ... soft, fruity, smells like brownies, no peat, very delicious. Somehow, your ABV didn't get displayed in your review. I would consider helping you dispose of your bottle :)

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