We are big fans of this unpeated distillery. It has just the right hint of coastal, which we think is a giveaway if doing a blind tasting. Although young, we felt that the best of these island characteristics shone through. Ideal to be included in our first release line-up.
Age: 9 Years
Distil Date: 07.03.13
Cask Type: Refill Bourbon Hogshead
Outturn: One of 358 bottles
Additional Info: Single Cask Single Malt
Capacity: 2,700,000 Litres
Owner: Distell International Ltd
Founded in 1881 and expanded in 1963. Bunnahabhain has been used for the heart of blends such as Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark and Black Bottle. Located on the northern shores of Islay, it’s name is pronounced “Buna havn”, meaning “mouth of the river”. A very special distillery predominating creating unpeated whisky. Yes, it’s unusual for Islay but they do it exceptionally well. It’s water source from the Margadale river, flows underground, and rises through limestone. Since Bunnahabhain doesn’t have its own onsite malting so the malt is sourced from nearby Port Ellen Maltings located on the southern coast of the Island.
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Nose: Initial unreduced nose of boozy vanilla sponge and marzipan, followed by sweet tobacco, fresh sea air – almost like when a freshwater river meets the sea with beach fire embers with a hint of burnt marshmallow from yesterday’s s’mores. The nose with water is moral floral, heather, grassy sand dunes, seaside leaves with a hint of lemon.
Taste: First a lovely sweet and salted under ripe pear, lingering lemon and mint cordial, sherbet, white pepper, and lasting apple flavoured vape. With water it still has a hint of smoke with a slight spice bite, much more juicy sweetness now with more apple and melon. Seaside freshness throughout.
International Whisky and Spirits Competition – SILVER MEDAL
“Lightly peated single malt with fresh fruit flavours of peach and rolled tobacco. Nutty sweet cigar smoke palate with orchard fruit character. Sweet vanilla finish.” – Dhavall Gandhi, Richard Paterson OBE, Eddie Ludlow, Guy Hodcroft, Emma Walker