Bunnahabhain lies on the north-eastern tip of Islay and means 'mouth of the river'. Distillery building commenced in 1881 and the following year full production began. Bunnahabhain is quite distinct from the other Islay single malts - firstly, it is created using unpeated 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. This 18 year old expression adds sweet and spicy notes to the "fruit and nut" signature style of Bunnahabhain.
Bunnahabhain XVIII 18 Year Old (STK0001)
Maritime, honey, apricot jam, dark chocolate, raisins, caramel, salty, a touch of mint, burned matches, orange oil, a few roasted hazelnuts.
Nice and creamy, spicy, maritime, a little salt, allspice, nutmeg and black pepper, with plums, raisins, apricots and oranges, a good load of roasted nuts and caramel, a lot of dark chocolate, also a little coffee, no alcohol Thought of leather.
Long, sweet, creamy and spicy, roasted nuts, chocolate, salt and caramel remain.