Distiller’s Art 1988 Bunnahabhain

  • Flamed orange peel aroma encased with malted barley and rock pools
  • Spice rum sweetness with toasted nuts and poached pears on the mid-palate
  • Lingerance of chili oil and sea salt

Bunnahabhain Distillery Fact

Everything about Bunnahabhain is large, from the huge courtyard to the stills. It is these with their low fill levels and massive amount of available copper which help to craft what has always been a light style of malt.

Aging has traditionally been in ex-Sherry casks which adds a sumptuous sweet richness to the spirit though quite where the spicy ginger note, which is a marker for Bunna’, comes from is unclear. Occasionally refill casks show an almost salty edge.

Although peat levels had dropped to virtually nothing from the 1960s onwards, Bunna’ did start life smokier than it is now, something which Burn Stewart is reviving.

These days, around 20% of production is heavily peated, destined for a variety of bottlings, the main one being Toiteach.

  • Aged 27 Years
  • Cases Available (6/750ML) 1
  • Bottling Strength 56.10% alc/vol
  • Cask Type Bourbon
  • Year Founded 1881
  • Water Source Local limestone Well
  • Region Islay