Established 1881' Bunnahabhain (pronounced Bu-na-ha-venn), meaning 'mouth of the river' from Scots Gaelic, looks out to the Sound of Islay, a vast stretch of sea travelled by many a seafarer, just like our helmsman illustrated proudly on the pack. At that time and, until the 1960s, the sea offered the easiest access for transport of the barley & whisky via 'puffers'. Access now is made easier by a single-track road winding north through the rugged hills. This is home to the 'gentle taste of Islay', the Bunnahabhain single malt. Bunnahabhain is quite distinct from the other single malts of the island, given the wonderfully gentle taste profile for which it is known. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, it has been created using lightly peated malted barley in a time-honoured distillation process and, secondly, this isolated coastal sanctuary takes advantage of the pure spring water that flows freely underground away from the peaty moorlands. The Margadale Spring itself can be found in the mountains behind the distillery buildings. These are what lies at the heart of Bunnahabhain. It encompasses a distinguished heritage, a remote, idyllic environment whose geography and history entwined with hardy seafaring lore and above all , a liquid with a unique, surprisingly gentle and delicate taste profile.
Take the Bunnahabhain journey to 'the gentle taste of Islay'. Slainte!