Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Rare and selected Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Bunnahabhain is a distillery in Bunnahabhain at Port Askaig on the Isle of Islay and the northernmost of the existing distilleries - during weddings were in there about 25 distilleries resident, there are now only 8. The name Bunnahabhain was carried out according to the exclusive position, comes from the Gaelic word meaning estuary. The distillery was founded in 1881 by James Ford, James Greenlees and William Robertson at the mouth of Margadale to the distillery was gradually the small town of the same name. Production of whisky started in 1883. From 1930 to 1937, the distillery was closed. In 1963 she was extended by one each wash and a spirit still. Between 1999 and 2003 was whisky produced only sporadically. Until 2003, the distillery was owned by the Highland Distillers (The Edrington Group) and just before the imminent closure of the distillery in 2003 by Burn Stewart Distillers bought. In April 2013, the South African Distell Group Ltd. bought the Burn Steward Distillers. The little peat water the distillery comes from the river Margadale or underground Margadalequelle and is guided by means of a pipeline. The malt used is based in part of the Port Ellen Maltings. The distillery has a mash tun (12.5 tons) of steel and six fermentation tanks (per 66,000 l) of Douglas fir. is distilled in two steam-heated wash stills, 35,386 l, which are the largest in Scotland and two fine spirit stills, depending 15,546 l. To cool the burning apparatus the water of a stream is used, which flows from south-west to Loch Staoisha and pours near the distillery in the Sound of Islay.
Much of today s production is aged in selected Spanish sherry casks, which gives the single malt a very complex character. In contrast to the typical and partially massive Islay Malts of Bunnahabhain Scotch Whisky has not too strong and peat content is for Islay Malt Whisky unusually gentle and mild with a complex sweetness and aromas of dried fruit.

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