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The Distillery

The Bunnahabhain distillery was built in 1881 at what was an otherwise isolated area of Islay. The area was so desolate in fact that a whole village, with the same name, was built in order to house the workers from the distillery.

Bunnahabhain has had a number of owners over the years, most notably it changed hands in 2003, from Edrington to Burn Stewart, a group which is now owned by the South African Distell group.

Bunnahabhain is one of the milder Islay malts, with peated malts only produced for a short period each year. The standard style of this whisky would be an unpeated sherried dram, with notes of sweet dried fruits and a chocolaty smooth sweetness. It has a full range of age and non age statement whiskies being released from the distillery, all of which are rather delicious.

If you like Islay malt, and if you like your whisky mild then we at the Whisky Foundation have got you covered. The Bunnahabhain independently bottled expressions that we stock are an absolute joy to look at and a pleasure to drink.

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$359.99

Distilled at Islay’s famous Bunnahabhain distillery in 2002, this excellent 17 Year Old was then matured in a top quality American Oak Cask before being bottled by Single & Single Whisky in 2020.  It’s a rich, fruity dram that has plenty to explore, including aromas of toffee sauce and milk chocolate before fresh seasonal raspberries, […]

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$499.99

This Bunnahabhain 27 Year Old was distilled on Islay in 1989 and then bottled by famous Scottish bottler Hunter Laing. Both the distillery and the bottler have a reputation for being master of their craft so you can be sure that this single cask whisky is an absolute delight. More from Hunter Laing More from […]

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This Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old is the pinnacle of the distillery’s range. Created from casks hand-selected by the Master Blender, it’s a rich, complex and deep whisky that an incredible range of notes to your nose and palate. This is a small batch whisky and one that is hard to find on the market today. […]

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$419.99

This superb two bottle set from indie bottler, The Maltman, includes two single cask, single malt whiskies created at two of Islay’s most famous distilleries. The first is a Bunnahabhain that was distilled in 2004 and matured in a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Cask for around 15 years before bottling in 2019. It’s a cask strength […]

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