The word 'Bunnahabhain' means river mouth. Bunnahabhain was build in 1881 by the Greenless Brothers and is still the most norther Distillery on the Isle of Islay. Read more about it below.↓
The Bunnahabhain whiskies are lightly peated Islay malts that have a lot of salty marine tones. The distillery bottling range has many whiskies ranging from the 12-year-old to the 40-year-old. There are also a few no age bottlings that have different tastes.
There are many independent bottlings of the Bunnahabhain distillery.
The production volume of Bunnahabhain is at about 2.5 million litres of alcohol per year. The water for the distillation comes from the river Margadale. It is underground so the water is pumped out via pipes.
The distillery has four pot stills. The two wash stills have a capacity of 30,000 litres and the two spirit stills are half the size. The pot is pear-shaped and round. This results in a rather spicy and a bit rough whisky.
The malt comes comes from the Port Ellen maltings, which are also on the Isle of Islay.
Bunnahabhain has the traditional flat bricked dunnages. They are all right next to or very close to the sea. This allows the whisky to interact with the marine air on Islay.
The word 'Bunnahabhain' means river mouth. Bunnahabhain was built in 1881 by the Greenless Brothers and is still the most northern distillery on the Isle of Islay. After the distillery was set up a small town formed around the distillery. In 2003 the distillery was bought by Burn Stewart Distillers and is active today.
The tours through the distillery have to be booked in advance. There are four kinds of tours at the distillery. The top tour includes a full tour through every production step and is carried out by the distillery manager himself. It also includes a whisky tasting.