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Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old


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RReview by @Rigmorole

7th Apr 2013


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Yes, I tasted a distinct sherry note in the glass of Bunn 12 that I ordered at a pub in Portland. I was very surprised to taste such a sweet scotch in the black bottle from Islay.

The nose was medium bodied with hints of cream and salt. Taste: sherry, smoke, pepper, mesquite. Finish: medium long with hints of the sherry, some walnut, peppery oak, flax, brine.

My second glass was just too sweet and this surprised me. I'm not sure what was in that bottle at the bar, but it sure did not match the profiles I've read about Bunnahabhain 12. Didn't match the 18 either.

That bottle's a mystery and it was unique. I actually had the bartender bring it to me, and yes, it was the standard 12 year bottle. The sherry profile was not entirely pleasing, unfortunately. It didn't come together particularly well, although the first few sips were quite good. By the end, I was tired of it.

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Rigmorole commented

I actually ordered two glasses, one after the other. I was tired of the flavors after the second, not the first. I put a few drops of water into each glass, but tasted the first without water. It improved with a little water.

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