Bunnahabhain distillery was founded in 1881, and is located on the north shore of Islay. The name Bunnahabhain can be translated from Gaelic as “the river mouth”. Islay whiskys are well known for their peaty, smoky character, but Bunnahabhain malts are usually less peaty and very well balanced.
Bunnahabhain 25 year old has also been re-introduced as an un-chillfiltered spirit, with natural color, a higher strength of 46.3% and is delivered in a smoked oak glass bottle. Its labelling is on aged parchment and it finds its bed in an Alder wooden box lined with Hessian and closed with solid brass fittings.
Wine Enthusiast – 90 points.
NOSE: Sherried, at first, that introduces a stunning sweet caramel dessert aroma, beautifully entwined with subtle suggestions of oak and polished leather.
PALATE: Sweet berries and cream, roasted nuts and malty feast.
FINISH: Long, soft and dry with a delicate dispersal of sugar and spiced oak flavors lingering.