Scotland's Whisky Distilleries: Bunnahabhain
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Scotland's Whisky Distilleries: Bunnahabhain

Here we will take a look at one of the most famous whisky distilleries in Scotland, that of Bunnahabain.

When it comes to whisky drinking, one has much to chose from. Four different types of whisky are produced in Scotland and there are many different brands that make different types of whisky. There really is a huge choice of flavours and types for the whisky drinker. Here we will take a look at one of the most famous whisky distilleries in Scotland, that of Bunnahabain.

(The Bunnahabhain distillery - Image via Wikipedia)

Core Range

  • Bunnahabhain 12 year old
  • Bunnahabhain 18 year old
  • Bunnahabhain 25 year old

Signature Malt

The signature malt of the Bunnahabhain distillery is the Bunnahabhain 12 year old. It is a rare unpeated Islay whisky that has a sharp fruity taste. Underneath the fruity taste there is a salty tang which helps to build its own personality. The salty tang may be a result of the distilleries location beside the sea, but it certainly adds to the flavour in a positive manner.

The Distillery

The Bunnahabhain (pronounced 'Boo-na-ha-venn') is currently under the ownership of Burn Stewart who has helped transform the fortunes of this small distillery located in the Port Askaig region of the Isle of Islay. It was Burn Stewart who introduced the 18 year old and 25 year old whisky to the distillery and it has grown a loyal following; when one tastes how good the whisky is, it come as no surprise that it has such a following. The island of Islay is noted for two things, the first is the number of whisky distilleries on the island, the second is that it is very much the 'peat capital' of the world - the two are very much linked. Except in the case of the Bunnahabhain distillery. The whisky the Bunnahabhain distillery produces if unpeated whisky. As a selling point it works well.

(Empty casks outside the Bunnahabhain distillery - Image via Wikipedia)

The Bunnahabhain distillery runs tours every day between the tale end of April until the middle of October and is well worth a visit. It may be a rather small distillery but that is not always a bad thing; intimate and friendly are two words that best describe the distillery. If you do ever find yourself in the region outwith the months they run their tours, don't despair as personal tours of the distillery with the distillery manager can be arranged.

The Bunnahabhain distillery is situated in a picture postcard setting. It overlooks the waters of the Sound of Jura and also has a view across to the famous Paps of Jura.

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Another great piece. I've never tried this one.