The Bunnahabhain Coterie 2012 Rum Cask is our second Coterie release is a delicious Bunnahabhain rum cask finish. With notes of white chocolate, tropical fruit, sweet oak and Caribbean all spice, this really is something special!
Chosen exclusively for our Coterie members and hand filled by the team at Bunnahabhain, we are delighted to share this special release with you. Distilled on the 18th of January, 2012, this whisky spent just over six years maturing in our coastal warehouses before being transferred to rum casks to finish for a further two years at Bunnahabhain.
Tasting Notes for Bunnahabhain Coterie 2012 Rum Cask 2020 Release 56.9%
COLOUR – Light Straw
NOSE – In contrast to its lightness the nose is packed with dark demerara sugar, caramel, ripe banana, tropical fruits, prunes with hints of red chilli and tobacco
PALATE – Candied fruit gives way to white chocolate truffles, hints of coconut, sweet oak and Caribbean all spice
FINISH – Lingering finish with a creamy maltiness, citrus and figs
Situated at the end of a small single track road, on the shores of the Sound of Islay, Bunnahabhain is known for its spectacular surroundings and delicious signature unpeated Islay Single Malt Whisky. First founded in 1881, Bunnahabhain relied upon the sea trade. Armed only with a small village, a pier and lots of whisky making know-how, our forefathers received supplies by boat and sent adventuring seafarers back to the mainland with casks full of whisky. After a short closure in the 1930s, Bunnahabhain saw one of the biggest changes in its history in 1960, when a new road was built to the distillery. Supplies could now reach us much easier by land – albeit, a hilly and challenging drive. As word of Bunnahabhain spread and demand soared, a second pair of stills were installed in 1963 to increase the production capacity. In 1979, our classic 12 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky was introduced to the world, received to great acclaim. 1993 marked a historic moment in Bunnahabhain’s history as the last boat docked as the road was deemed the most suitable route for receiving ever increasing ingredients and supplies. In 2006, 3 years after being purchased by Burn Stewart Distillers, a major rebrand was launched, with a redesign of the 12 year old packaging, and the launch of 18 year old and 25 year old variants.
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