Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

Bunnahabhain 12 (old)Color – the natural color – is a deep amber.

Very long, thin legs.

The nose is rich in toffee and raisons and baked fruits, maybe apples and pears straight out the oven, but just a hint of the brown sugar or nutmeg one might expect in this aroma. And just a touch of that rubbery old Islay malt and medicinal character.

The palate is smooth and slightly creamy, not quite oily, with the baked fruit sugars, sherry, mashed nuts – walnuts and brazil nuts – with sweet prunes and a vague malty woodiness also in evidence.

The finish is long and warm, with the fruits and sherry slowly diminishing in the sweet burn of alcohol. Mmm-Mmm Good!

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