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Bunnahabhain Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bunnahabhain, Port Askaig,
Isle of Islay PA46 7RP Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1496 84064 / Fax: +44 (0)1496 840248
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The Bunnahabhain Distillery (pronounced Boon-a-havn and meaning rivermouth in Gaelic) was built in 1881 on the north-eastern tip of the enchanting isle of Islay. It was incorporated in 1882 by the Islay Distillery Co. and then later merged with Wm. Grant & Co. to form Highland Distillers. Burn Stewart Distillers Ltd. acquired Bunnahabhain and the distillery in 2003 along with Black Bottle.

Burn Stewart Distillers Ltd. carried out extensive research amongst its consumers and
ultimately decided to evolve and update the look of the brand. A “journey of discovery” lies at the heart of the brand. It encompasses a distinguished heritage, a remote idyllic environment whose geography and history are entwined with hardy seafaring lore and, above all, a liquid with a unique, surprisingly gentle and delicate taste profile.

The gentle taste of Bunnahabhain is due partly to the lightly peated malted barley used in its creation as well as the pure spring waters of the Margadale River, trapped underground away from the peaty moorlands. 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 Courtesy of Bunnahabhainexperience.

Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been adding to its portfolio with the long awaited release of two exciting new mature additions, an 18 year old and a 25 year old. These charming single malts are unequivocally inviting, with a gentle taste profile that makes them quite distinct from many other Islay whiskies. The Bunnahabhain journey is one to be enjoyed by all.

Bunnahabhain has a growing presence in a number of markets, notably in the U.K., Sweden, Northern Europe and the United States. The brand continues to enjoy strong year on year growth and is now distributed in over 20 countries around the world.

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Bunnahabhain 12 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The nose offers a fresh and aromatic experience w/ 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 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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 Whisky Distillery

The Bunnahabhain Distillery is situated on the east side of the Island of Islay. It employs 16 staff and comprises a working malt distillery, visitor centre, holiday cottages and maturation warehouses.

Since 1881, our gentle malt has always started out the same way, with good quality malted barley, clean pure Margadale spring water and a little yeast.

We could try and make out that our whisky is made from superior ingredients than that of other Islay malts but, if you know your malt whisky, you will know that all good whisky starts off the same. What we can tell you is that Bunnahabhain's gentle taste is so unique because we have never heavily peated our fine malted barley, our natural spring water source has run clear for over one hundred years and our sea facing warehouses provide the perfect environment for maturing our spirit.

The Bunnahabhain Shop & Distillery Tours

We are always happy to open the doors and welcome visitors to the distillery. If you would like to visit us and tour the distillery then drop us an E-mail or call us.

17th March – 24th October 2008
Monday thru Friday
(closed at weekends)

Tour Frequency
10:30; 14:00 and 15:15

October – December 2008 is by appointment only.

Photography in Distillery: Yes

Handicapped Accessible: No facilities available.

Getting There
Take the A846 from Bowmore towards Port Askaig. Turn left immediately after Kellis at the brown signport for Bunnahabhain. Travel for 4 miles on single-track roads while enjoying beautiful views of the Sound of Islay. Distance makers on barrell lids indicate the route.

Parking / Reception - Cross the cattle grid and drive through warehouses to undercover parking on your left, immediately after the pier. Enter via the green door next to the clock which indicates the time of the next tour. Enjoy complimentary tea and coffee in the cosy waiting room before the guide arrives promptly to begin the tour.

Contact Information
Telephone: 44 (0) 1496 840646
Email the Bunnahabhain Shop & Distillery

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