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12-YEAR-OLD ISLAY SINGLE MALT Unchillfiltered, natural colour
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BUNNAHABHAIN
Golden amber yellow colour. Slightly spicy, somewhat peppery, complex, intense, faintly nutty, ripe plum-caramel nose. Very dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, bright, faintly honeyed, intense, slightly peppery, caramel-plum flavours with a lingering, very faintly smoky finish. Has 46.3% alcohol. Last appeared in Vintages (***/***+) on October 28, 2017 at $89.95 under a different cspc number (250076). CSPC 37267
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent PMA Can
Country Scotland
Region
Rating ***(91 points)
Complex, Ripe Plum Caramel
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Appearance: It's almost impossible to tell the color of the whisky in the exceptionally tinted glass bottle. In a glass, this Scotch is substantially darker than the average whisky, taking on a rich, reddish-amber hue in the light. Nose: Hits the nose with a tropical scent that I've found a lot of in Islay and nearby whiskies. This 12-year-old’s nose is more forward with orange, citrusy notes but then quickly taking on an earthier, smokier oak scent with a touch of sea air. That more gradually transitions to a sweeter, earthy vanilla aroma with touches of sandalwood, pepper, and allspice. Palate: Eases onto the tongue with a creamy, malty, yet earthy vanilla flavor with just a touch of slightly bitter spices, almost like drinking rich, high-fat-milk latte with a shot of whisky in it and expertly seasoned with cloves. Meanwhile, it has a very gentle, but earthy undercurrent of peat that is easy to miss for its subtlety. That gentle, creamy flavor then swings in a much spicier direction and starts to tickle the tongue with notes of clove, allspice, pepper, and just a hint of cinnamon. Score - 4 stars (out of 5) (Aaron Knapp, thewhiskeywash.com, May 22, 2017) Price $ 87.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 9, 2018
Cases bought 249 (6 bottles per case)

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