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Bunnahabhain

Bunnahabhain Distillery

Region: Islay, Scotland.

Founded: 1881

Status: Operational

Owner: Burn Stewart Distillers Ltd. (Distell)

Water source: Margadale Burn

Output: 2.5 million litres alcohol per annum

History:

The word ‘Bunnahabhain’ means river mouth. Bunnahabhain was build in 1881 by the Greenless Brothers and is still the most norther Distillery on the Isle of Islay. After the distillery was set up a small town formed around the distillery. In 2003 the distillery was bought by Burn Stewart Distillers and is active today.

Bunnahabhain Whisky Reviews:

  • Bunnahabhain Rubha a mhail Bunnahabhain 11 Years Old 2004 Rubha a’ Mhail Feis Ile 2015 ~ 57.4% (Distell) - Review: Bunnahabhain 11 Years Old 2004 Rubha a’ Mhail Feis Ile 2015 Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Bunnahabhain Distillery Bottling: Distell ABV: 57.4% Cost: £150 What they say: Bunnahabhain Rubha a’ Mhail was distilled in 2004 and aged in Spanish Manzanilla sherry butts, #550 & #554. Aged for 11 years and bottled for […]
  • Bunnahabhain-12-Years-Old-single-malt-scotch-whisky Bunnahabhain 12 Years Old ~ 46.3% (Burn Stewart Distillers) - Review: Bunnahabhain 12 Years Old Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Bunnahabhain distillery Bottling: Distell ABV: 46.3% Cosy: £37.98 from Master of Malt What they say: Bunnahabhain is not a typical, heavily peated, smoke-filled Islay – instead it  lets  the sea and the island’s nature speak naturally. This welcoming taste embodies the approachable side […]
  • bunnahabhain-14-year-old-2002-claxtons-whisky Bunnahabhain 14 Year Old 2002 ~ 51.6% (Claxton’s) - Whisky Review: Bunnahabhain 14 Year Old 2002 Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Bunnahabhain Distillery Bottling: Claxton’s ABV: 51.6% Cost: £80.82 from Master of Malt What they say: This single cask bottling has distinctive nutty flavours synonymous with the Bunnahabhain distillery style. However, 14 years of maturation in an American oak hogshead has also […]
  • Bunnahabhain 16 Years Old 1997 Heavily Peated #5512 ~ 50.3% (Signatory) - Bunnahabhain 16 Years Old 1997 Heavily Peated #5512 ~ 50.3% (Signatory) 50.3% ABV, £79.95 available from Royal Mile Whiskies Score: 84/100 What they say: Distilled on 11/12/1997 and matured in a single hogshead cask #5512 this produced 285 bottles on outturn on 09/05/2014. Tasting notes from the RMW staff Nose: Heavy and rich with a sensible […]
  • Bunnahabhain 23 Years Old 1989 – The Rare Casks Release 2 ~ 44% (Abbey Whisky) - Bunnahabhain 23 Years Old The Rare Casks Release 2 96 bottles @ 44% ABV, distilled 1989, bottled 2013, £72.95 for 70cl Score 90/100 What They say: The 2nd release in ‘The Rare Casks’ series by Abbey Whisky has arrived and it’s only right that we follow up the success of the 1st release with something […]
  • bunnahabhain-23-years-old-bass-lb Bunnahabhain 23 Years Old 1991 Bass 49.3% (Lockett Bros) - Review: Bunnahabhain 23 Years Old 1991 Bass Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Bunnahabhain distillery Bottling: Morrison & Mackay for Lockett Bros ABV: 49.3% Cost: £95 from Lockett Bros What they say: A spectacular Bunnahabhain 23yo Single Sherry Cask #5420 bottled at natural cask strength 49.3% ABV. What I say: A sherried single cask 23 […]
  • Bunnahabhain 24 Year Old 'Bass' Bunnahabhain 24 Year Old 1989 – Bass ~ 43.1% (Lockett Bros) -  ‘Bass’ Bunnahabhain 24 Year Old 1989 (Lockett Bros) 43.1% ABV, £79.99 for 70cl available from Lockett Bros (here) Score: 91/100 What they say: An astonishing 24 year old single cask Bunnahabhain, bottled for our latest in our series of Island bottlings. Expect an incredible depth of flavour and complexity from this old beauty. Distilled 20/10/1989, […]
  • bunnahabhain-25-year-old-1989-treasurers-selection-robert-graham Bunnahabhain 25 Years Old 1989 Treasurer’s Selection ~ 47% (Robert Graham) - Whisky Review: Bunnahabhain 25 Years Old 1989 Treasurer’s Selection Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Bunnahabhain Distillery Bottling: Robert Graham; Treasurer’s Selection ABV: 47% Cost: £175 from Robert Graham What they say: Region: Islay Age: 25 year old Distilled: 1989 Bottled: October 2014 Cask number: 5802 Limited to 228 bottles UnChill-Filtered Treasurer Selection From our […]
  • Murray McDavid - Mission Gold - Bunnahabhain 36yo 1978 Bunnahabhain 36 Years Old 1978 – Mission Gold ~ 50% (Murray McDavid) - Review: Bunnahabhain 36 Years Old 1978 – Mission Gold Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Bunnahabhain Distillery Bottling: Murray McDavid – Mission Gold ABV: 50% Cost: £TBA Score: 92/100 What they say: Mission Gold BUNNAHABHAIN 1978 Autumn 2015 By taking an old, naturally rich Bunnahabhain single malt whisky, then finishing it in a Willi […]
  • Bunnahabhain 6 Years Old 2007 10.77 Beware of the monster ~ 61.4% (SMWS) - Bunnahabhain 6 Years Old 2007 – 10.77 Beware of the monster Single malt scotch whisky 61.4% ABV, £49 for 70cl Score: 86/100 What they say: A fruity and meaty nose initially with wine gums and honey glazed ham. Earthy notes are found alongside aniseed, fried mackerel skins, fabric elastoplast and germolene. Smoke is present but […]
  • bunnahabhain-8-year-old-the-macphails-collection-gordon-and-macphail-whisky Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old – The MacPhail’s Collection (Gordon & MacPhail) - Review: Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old – The MacPhail’s Collection Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Bunnahabhain Distillery Bottling: Gordon & MacPhail – The MacPhail’s Collection ABV: 43% Cost: £30.25 from Master Of Malt Score: 83/100 What they say: The MacPhail’s Collection from Bunnahabhain Distillery Peated 8 Years Old, Strength 43% COLOUR Pale Gold. Body […]
  • bunnahabhain-2005-9-year-old-smws-10-83 Bunnahabhain 9 Years Old 2003 10.83 Incredibly awesome! ~ 58.8% (SMWS) - Review: Bunnahabhain 9 Years Old 2003 10.83 Incredibly awesome! Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Bunnahabhain Distillery SMWS Code 10 Bottling: Scotch Malt Whisky Society; cask 10.83 ABV: 58.8% Cost: £63.40 from SMWS [sold out] What they say: Cask 10.83 Incredibly Awesome! Smoked eel, creamy mustard and burnt honey glazed parsnips on the nose […]
  • Bunnahabhain Batch#1 ~ 46.1% (That Boutique-Y Whisky Company) - Bunnahabhain Batch#1 Islay single malt scotch whisky 46.1% ABV, £36 for 50cl Score: 89/100 What they say: This is the first batch of delicious Bunnahabhain single malt from That Boutique-y Whisky. The whisky is rich and fruity with a hint of peat, and the graphic-novel-style label depicts the distillery and various goings-on, including a rally […]
  • Bunnahabhain-Darach-Ur-Batch-5-single-malt-scotch-whisky Bunnahabhain Darach Ur Batch #5 ~ 46.3% (Travel Retail Exclusive) - Bunnahabhain Darach Ur [Batch #5] (Travel Retail) NAS, 46.3% ABV, RRP £39.99 for 1L from World of Whiskies Score 76/100 What they say: Darach Ùr (pronounced Dar-ach oor) means ‘New Oak’ in Scots Gaelic and is named after the new oak barrels used to mature this perfectly balanced mix of Bunnahabhain single malts. Darach Ùr […]
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