Bunnahabhain Scotch Single Malt 18 Year is a Cinderella story if there ever was one … lightly peated and delicate, complex and refined, it is a must for every whisky-loving prince.
distillery was constructed in 1881 by the Greenlees brothers,
and first opened its doors in 1883.
It's located on the island of Islay
, with 11 employees and four massive stills – among the biggest in the industry,
In this tale, the part of Prince Charming is played by Ian MacMillan. Ian is the Master Distiller for the Scotch Whisky arm of Distell Group, who own the Bunnahabbain distillery. Under Ian’s guidance, Bunnahabbain has transformed itself from a production-focused distillery to a quality-focused one. These days, chill-filtering is taboo, and so is coloring or anything else artificial.
Cinderella is the Whisky itself. Bunnahabbain is rising from obscurity in a forgotten corner of Islay. And this little beauty cleans up good. Lightly peated, beautifully aged in sherry butts, and ready for her premier at the ball in a glass slipper … or a glass snifter which would likely be a better choice. If you are a fan of Islay Whisky, this one is your ticket to happily-ever-after.
In “Islay Gaelic,” Bunnahabbain means “mouth of the river.” And indeed, Bunnahabbain sits at the mouth of the Margadale River, whose source is a spring that provides the water for the Whisky.