Bunnahabhain 12 Year
Single Malt — Islay, Scotland
Reviewed November 23, 2020 (edited November 25, 2020)
I’ve had just about every other Islay Single Malt, but have put this one off due it being basically unpeated. But let’s see how it is. The nose is soft and sweet with orange citrus and pear fruits, slight saltiness, sweet vanilla, and a buttery/nut note that I take as the malt coming through. The palate is sweet with a creamy texture. There is orange vanilla spice cake, a nice buttery nutty mid palate, light oak and just a hint of black pepper spice on the back along with an alcohol note and burn that I don’t usually associate with this low of an abv 46.3%. The finish is medium with nice sweet vanilla cake, light oak and that nutty note I got from nose and palate. Though the alcohol burn lingers well past any flavors. Not bad, but nothing really that special at this point.