Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bunnahabhain
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation First-fill and second-fill Sherry casks
  • Alcohol 46.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • sherry
  • caramel
  • chocolate
  • honey
  • seaweed
  • hazelnuts
  • cinnamon
  • dried fruit
  • smoky

Bunnahabhain

Stiùireadair (0.75l, 46.3%)
Price $45.99

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Ahoy there! The Bunna’ Boat has arrived!

Starting a distillery back in the nineteenth century came with its fair share of difficulties but none more so than for Bunnahabhain. After starting his career as a Whisky blender, William Robertson founded the distillery in 1881 in the most Northern part of Islay. Due to the virtually unlimited water access of the nearby Loch Staoinsha and great access to the sea for transportation, this really was a great location for making and distributing Scotch Whisky. It was, however, one of the most remote parts of a remote Scottish island. Boilers were blown off the beach during construction, a special road had to be built to access the distillery and even new houses 3-Year-Old nearby for the workforce. Despite the challenges, Bunnahabhain’s unique lightly Peated Islay Malt and strong connections to the sea, have seen the distillery survive and prosper until today.

Bunnahabhain has released this no-age Statement Scotch called Stiùireadair, which was an instant success. The word stands for Helmsman and the Whisky intends to pay homage to the sailors who have helped Bunnahabhain transport their Scotch to the mainland. Their distillery manager Andrew Brown describes it as a tribute to the sea that also stays true to the artisanal character of Bunnahabhain Scotch. The final spirit has all been matured at the distillery in a mixture of first-fill and second-fill Sherry casks before being bottled at 46.3%. Given the effort that has gone into keeping this distillery going, the least you could do is give this one a try. 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bunnahabhain
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation First-fill and second-fill Sherry casks
  • Alcohol 46.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Amber gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Dried fruits, hazelnut with sweet notes of caramel.

Flavor / Palate / Taste
Cinnamon, honey and a hint of seaweed.

Finish
Light but long, chocolate and sherry flavors linger.
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  • sherry
  • caramel
  • chocolate
  • honey
  • seaweed
  • hazelnuts
  • cinnamon
  • dried fruit
  • smoky
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
In 2012, a batch of old ledger books from the early 1960s were found in storage. Looking over the entries out of curiosity, one of the cellar-masters noticed an entry that he did not recognize, giving a storage location.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
In 2012, a batch of old ledger books from the early 1960s were found in storage. Looking over the entries out of curiosity, one of the cellar-masters noticed an entry that he did not recognize, giving a storage location.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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