Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old (older 40% version)
I've been dramming for a good number of years now and one of my all time turn to drams has always been the Bunnahabhain 12 year old which was one of the very first drams i really got unusual flavours from with chocolate always being the thing i got from it.
This particular dram is from a bottle of the older style 40% (so with E150a and chill filtered) and is a good number of years old and i opened it recently to have another crack it and see how i feel about it.
I've not done a direct comparison with the new 46.3% version although i will do one day soon.
I still love this dram, if you see a bottle kicking about, grab it, they really are damn good.
Initial notes of demerera sugar coated dried fruits especially apricots & sultanas with hints of salty sea water which builds an builds as it sits in the glass With hints of chocolate buttons coming through
Chocolate Buttons and nutmeg with dried apricots and brown sugar
apricots and chocolate buttons