Bunnahabhain 12 Yr. Scotch

Bunnahabhain 12 Yr. Scotch

Item # 05634 750mL
$64.96/ Single Bottle
$389.76/ Case of 6
ABV
46.00%
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Tasting Notes

One of the great names of Scotch Whisky, distilling on Islay for over 140 years, this stalwart is too often over looked in favor of the other giants of the island. Chalk it up to the fact that anyone who sets up shop on Islay seems to make incredible whisky, but this gem deserves more due and with it multiple spots in your bar starting with this flagship bottling. The more restrained levels of peat and big copper pot stills used here allow for a wider spectrum of flavors in their whiskies and more nuance and balance compared to some of the bigger styles around the way. One of the best buys in all of Scotch.


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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