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Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

Unpeated Sherried Islay

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@MisterDiggerReview by @MisterDigger

27th Jul 2013


Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old
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This was another one that I tasted at the bar and was impressed enough to later buy a bottle to bring home. The nose is all sherry. There is a lot going here with the taste, and many of the other reviewers for this one have an even wilder imagination than I do. The glass I had at the bar prompted me to note a smoky flavor, but it is very faint with this bottle. Still in all, a very good malt that borders on me wanting to buy it again. The finish is a pleasant burn.

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MisterDigger commented

I just lowered the score from 89 to 86. First impressions can be wrong. Since I cannot edit the content, I will just add these comments.

This one is like a rebellious child. My guess is that all of the staff at this distillery have tatoos of that drunken mariner logo on them. Having the luxury of being located on Islay, why on earth would they advertise that they are the only Islay distillery to pump their water from the artesian well far below the layer of peat? What we get as a result compares to almost any lightly sherried Speysider. Go figure!

I also hate the black bottle whereby one cannot see how much is left. As for keeping light from spoiling it, that is what liquor cabinets are made for. I won't buy this one again.

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