Port Askaig
Isle of Islay
PA46 7RP
Tel 44(0)1496 840646
Please Confirm with the distillery before Travelling

March- October 2006
Mon- Fri
Closed Weekends

10.30; 12.45; 14.00;and 15.15
By appointment only

Bunnahabhain Distillery History

The distillery is the most northerly distillery on the island, facing The Isle of Jura across the Sound of Islay.

Established by the Greenlees Brothers, local farmers, in 1881 the distillery went into production in 1883 under the trading name of The Islay Distillery Company.

During 1887 The Islay Distillery Company amalgamated with Glenrothes - Glenlivit to form the Highland Distilleries Co.

The Distillery was expanded in 1963 with a second pair of stills added

Regarded as the lightest of the Islay whiskies. This may be due to the fact that the water used is drawn from a underground spring before it has run through the peat, also the narrowness of the cut taken from the second distillation.

A Key ingredient of Black Bottle blend, the malt its self is known for being virtually un-peated, which is unexpected of an Islay, but retains that salty tang of the sea making an Ideal introduction to the Islay region.

Bunnahabhain Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottlings
12 Year Old
Aged 16 Year Manzanilla Sherry Wood
18 Year Old
25 Year Old

Bunnahabhain Distillery Duty Free Bottlings
Darach Ur

Bunnahabhain Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Older Distillery Bottlings.
1968 Vintage Reserve – The Family Silver
1971 Aged 35 years 125th Anniversary
Islay Festival Bottling 2006 Pedro ximenez Finish
Bunnahabhain Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Independent Bottlings
A.D Rattray
Berry Bros,
Cadenhead's Chairmans Stock
Cask Strength (Duncan Taylor),
Celtic Heartlands (Jim McEwean)
Duglas of Drumlaigh (Douglas Laing)
Dun Bheagan,
Duncan Taylor Collection
Gordon & MacPhail,
Hart Brothers,
Kingsbury (Japan Import System)
MacPhails Collection
Murray McDavid,
Old & Rare (Douglas Laing)
Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
Peerless, Duncan Taylor,
Premier (Douglas Laing)
Private Cellar (Scott's)
Provenance (Douglas Laing)
Single& Single (South Africa)
Whisky Agency (Germany)
Whisky Fair (Germany)

Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12 year old
The Characteristic bottle is emerald green with the helmsman emblazoned with a golden porthole on the front. In a black gift tube that the bottle fits snugly into.

Tasting Note:-

The nose offers a fresh and aromatic experience with a subtle whiff of smoke floating through the air.

The taste starts with a light fruit and nut appeal that leads to a spectacular malty sweetness, finishing into a beautifully rich full-bodied, lingering experience

Bunnahabhain 18 year old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The 18 year old is encased in a smoked brown glass bottle with dual labelling to differentiate it from the younger 12 year old sibling. Its gift tube is seaweed green in colour with a subtle but distinct illustration of Bunnahabhain's bay on the front.

This beautiful golden spirit's nose releases honeyed nuts and a slightly sea-induced salty tang. Rich toffee and leathery oak aromas can be sensed upon further inspection. The palate is influenced by mellow sherried nuts and shavings of the finest natural oak wood.

The voyage ends with dry notes that are interspersed with mixed spices fading magnificently into a light salt and sherry finale.

Bunnahabhain 25 year old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The 25 year old is delivered in the deeper smoked oak glass bottle but its labelling is on aged parchment and it finds its bed in an Alder wooden box lined with Hessian and closed with solid brass fittings.

This 25 year old has an amber gold colouring with quite a sherried nose, at first, that introduces a stunning sweet caramel dessert aroma, beautifully entwined with subtle suggestions of oak and polished leather. The indulgence of sweet berries and cream ensures a wonderful mélange of tastes that progress into a roasted nut and malt feast. The finish is soft and dry with a delicate dispersal of sugar and spiced oak flavours lingering on the tongue.

Bunnahabhain Toiteach Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
This fine un-aged single malt is a variation on the famous Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt Scotch whisky. What if a touch of smoke from our peated malted barley was introduced in the distillation process? Toiteach (pronounced Toch Chach) means ‘smoky’ in Gaelic, reflecting the seeming contradiction that this peaty paradox represent

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For The Facts

Award Winning Bunnahabhain 2011

Selections Mondiales des Spiritueux Canada
Bunnahabhain 18yo Gold Award

International Wine and Spirit Competition 2011
Bunnahabhain 18yo Gold – Best in Class medal
Bunnahabhain 25yo Silver – Best in Class medal
Bunnahabhain 12yo Gold

International Spirits Competition 2011
Bunnahabhain 18yo Gold

Scotch Whisky Masters 2011 Competition
Islay 12
Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old (46.3%) Master

Islay 18
Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old (46.3%) Gold

Islay over 25
Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old (46.3%) Gold

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2011. Bunnahabhain 18yo and 25yo won Double Gold Bunnahabhain Toiteach winning a gold award. Bunnahabhain 12yo with a silver award.

Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old Islay Scotch Whisky Awarded Gold Status in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible Liquid Gold Awards 2011

Bunnahabhain 12 New Style 2013
Bunnahabhain Tiotech Malt Whisky

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