This single malt whisky was distilled in 1989 and matured for 24 years in American oak casks previously used to mature Bourbon. The spirit was bottled at cask strength without chill filtration or artificial coloring, and the result is an elegant dram with hints of coffee, chocolate, peat and citrus.
Founded in 1881, Bunnahabhain (pronounced "BOO-na-HAven") Distillery is situated along the banks of the Sound of Islay in the Inner Herbidies archipelago. For over a generation, the distillery was only accessible by sea, and a large port, costing approximately £3,500 pounds at the time, was constructed in order to allow ships to unload barley and yeast near the distillery and load finished casks of whisky ready for sale. While technological improvements have made it easier to get to the distillery over the last century, little has changed in terms of Bunnahabhain's distillation process.