Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bunnahabhain 12: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by The Cove

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Scotch Whisky
This 12 year old single malt Islay Scotch had a sweet, fruity, and a lightly peaty and smokey nose.  Hints of figs, apple, and perhaps similarities to brandy.  On first taste it seemed consistent with the nose.  "Tasty" and "Good" were words used to describe the Scotch, which by all means were strong compliments from Raise a Glass experts Eric and James.  Sweetness matched the fruit aromas, and molasses coated the tongue with a slight bite.  However, it failed to linger.  The Scotch finished dry and quickly (insert that's what she said reference).

Bunnahabhain 12 Year
79.5
Average Score


Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a new blog post series on Bite and Booze and sponsored by The Cove.  Check out The Cove in Baton Rouge, LA to browse their selection of over 200 whiskeys (including bourbons) and 325+ Scotches.  Whisk(e)y Wednesday is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass.  Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system.  Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale.  Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100.  A 50 should be considered average while anything below 10 is horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.