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Bunnahabhain 12 year old
Bunnahabhain 12 5cl is a delightful single malt Scotch whisky known for its smoothness and distinct flavor profile. Produced by the Bunnahabhain distillery located on the northern coast of Islay, Scotland, this expression is highly regarded among whisky enthusiasts.
With a smaller bottle size of 5cl, Bunnahabhain 12 offers a perfect opportunity to experience the essence of this remarkable whisky. It is crafted using traditional methods and aged for a minimum of 12 years in oak casks, resulting in a rich and complex character.
On the nose, Bunnahabhain 12 reveals enticing aromas of gentle peat smoke, malted barley, and a subtle hint of sea salt. The palate delivers a harmonious combination of flavors, including honeyed nuts, dried fruits, toffee, and a touch of oak spice. The mouthfeel is velvety smooth, with a gentle warmth that lingers pleasantly.
The finish of Bunnahabhain 12 5cl is long and satisfying, leaving a delightful aftertaste of chocolate, spices, and a whisper of coastal brine. It is a whisky that perfectly embodies the Islay style, offering a balanced mix of smokiness and sweetness.
Bunnahabhain distillery was built in 1881. From the start, the project was a massive task. A pier to load and unload barrels was needed. A road and houses for the distillery workers was also needed. Some £30 000 (£2.6 million in today's money) were spent building it.
While many distilleries on the island supplied blenders and sold their spirit as single malt, Bunnahabhain did not. All of its production was being sold to blenders. Three major blends, Cutty Sark, Famous Grouse and Black Bottle used the spirit from this distillery.
In the 1963 the production capacity of the distillery was doubled. Less than two decades later, the distillery was mothballed for a couple of years. When the distillery reopened, it kept on supplying blenders. The owners of the distillery, The Edrington Group, sold it in 2003 to Burn Stewart. Their parent company went bust in 2009 and South African distributors Distell acquired it. Bunnahabhain has gone from strength to strength ever since.
The spirit produced by the distillery is light and delicate in style. this is achieved by the usage of huge pot stills filled with little wash during distillation. Very little peated spirit is produced.