Bunnahabhain 12 Year

Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

4.25 out of 5 stars
Nose: cream, vanilla and butter are immediately apparent, with stone fruit, plums and dates. Sweetness of Molasses cookies, slight ginger spice, red grapes and soft grassy notes, giving a sense of freshness. Subtle blood orange zest mix in with the sherry influence to provide a tanginess. Adding water really brings out caramel, slight papaya and milk chocolate. Palate: Much spicier than presented in the nose, immediate nuttiness, macadamian, shortbread and molasses. Pepper flakes and citrus are much more apparent as well with strong wine flavours. Stone fruit is very much still present with earthy tones. Water tames the taste much more, making it woodier and sweeter. Finish: long lasting - slightly burnt oak, dark red fruit, subtle spice notes