Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old is a new distillery bottling. Un-chillfiltered, and bottled at 46.3%
Initial sea air and seaweed followed by fresh sweetness
Sea salt, nut mixture, sweet fresh citrus and rich malt
Sweet and salty finish
The first time I enjoyed Bunnahabhain was on my birthday in Stirling a few years ago. It was delightful to sip after an excellent dinner, while relaxing enjoying a fine cigar. A lovely whisky.
Wonderfully balanced and smooth for an Islay, while still smoky and peaty as expected. Light palate, not oily in the least. would be a great apéritif, but can also close out a meal.
My Scot mates and I discovered the Bunnahabiain in New Zealand. One mate was most familiar with the whole Islay scene, that he named his daughter Islay. That speaks a thousand words.
This is so beautiful. Smooth, delicate, full of complex flavors. I am in love.