I have a soft spot for Bunnahabhain. It was and still is a rather underrated distillery, primarily due to it having lived in the shadows of its more illustrious cousins on the Kildalton coast. The distillery has historically been known for producing either unpeated or lightly peated whiskies, although there have been instances where heavily […]
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Bunnahabhain has for years been one of the lesser known Islay distilleries and while it has gained more attention over the past few years, the brand still lives in the shadows of the likes of Ardbeg, Bowmore, Lagavulin & Laphroaig. However, it has remained a firm favourite among those who are aware of the distillery’s […]
Read more "Whisky Review #109: Bunnahabhain 1980 34 Years Old"
We whisky drinkers can be a funny bunch. While we are fully aware that the whiskies from Islay are predominantly peaty and smoky, we tend to fixate on these two characteristics and sometimes it is to the detriment of the distilleries which do not display these two characteristics as overtly as their counterparts. Bunnahabhain would […]
Read more "Whisky Review #77: Bunnahabhain Double Header – 12 Years Old vs Ceobanach"
Bunnahabhain is one of those distilleries that many people would not have heard much of, let alone tried. But to say that it is a hidden gem would probably be a huge understatement. This picturesque Islay distillery which counts Caol Ila as its closest neighbour has been around since 1881 (the same year of establishment […]
Read more "Whisky Review #30: Bunnahabhain 18 Years Old (Revisited)"
For my fourth review, I will be showcasing the four whiskies that I tried during my visit to Bunnahabhain distillery as well as a further special sample which was provided by my tour guide, Bethany. The five whiskies are as follows: 1) Bunnahabhain 12 Years Old 2) Bunnahabhain 18 Years Old 3) Bunnahabhain Cruach Mhona […]
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The 4th part of my 8-part series on the Islay distilleries focuses on Bunnahabhain, which is a distillery that is not widely known but is more than capable of producing some truly stellar whisky. Bunnahabhain (pronounced Bun-a-hav-in) is located on the North-Eastern coast of Islay in a village which shares the same name as the […]
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NOTE: The first edition of this guide was published in late September 2015 as a means to provide readers with the necessary information that they would need in order to plan for their trip to Islay. This updated version provides most of the same information as the original, although there have been some amendments made […]
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Ahh Laphroaig. If there was one word which could accurately describe the whiskies that the distillery produces, it would probably be polarising. People definitely fall into one of two categories when it comes to Laphroaig: Either they love it to death, or hate its guts. This polarisation can be partly attributed to the uninitiated wanting […]
Read more "Whisky Review #67: Laphroaig 11 Years Old (Exquisite Schiphol Exclusive Bottling)"
The isle of Islay has been a source of intrigue and wonder for many tourists, especially for those who enjoy the smoky whiskies that are produced by the various distilleries on the island. It is therefore seen as a pilgrimage of sorts for peat-freaks and whisky lovers who aim to visit these distilleries in order […]
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I created this page for one purpose: To document the whiskies and the distilleries that I have tried so far. While I may not be able to list every single whisky I have had the privilege of sampling over the years, I will endeavour to commit as many as I can remember to this page. […]
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