Bunnahabhain , Distillery, Islay, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Bunnahabhain Distillery, near Port Askaig, Islay, Scotland.

Bunnahabhain was founded in 1881 and subsequently underwent numerous changes of ownership, closures and mothballing until acquired by Burns Stewart Distilleries in 2003. Capacity is 2.5m litres p.a. Core product range consists of:

  • 12 year old.
  • 18 year old
  • 25 year old
  • 10 year old peated version called Toiteach
  • Black Bottle (blend).

Historically, and unusually for an Islay distillery, Bunnahabhain spirit was unpeated but the peated content has progressively increased to about 20pct of output to satisfy the single malt market and demand for the popular Black Bottle blend.

Bunnahabhain Distillery, Islay, Scotland

Mash Tun at Bunnahabhain Distillery, Islay, Scotland.

Washback at Bunnahabhain Distillery, Islay, Scotland.

Stills at Bunnahabhain Distillery, Islay, Scotland.

Sampling Single Malt at Bunnahabhain Distillery, Islay, Scotland

Bunnahabhain is located in a scenic area which affords good views of the Paps of Jura (below)

Paps of Jura, Scotland

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