Tales of the Sea
There was a time when the only real way to the Bunnahabhain distillery on the North Eastern tip of the Island was by sea. Men, like the Helmsman on our bottle, would risk their lives battling the elements to bring barley for the whisky. There are many tales to tell and many welcoming expressions of Bunnahabhain to tell them over.
After a crossing on the rough seas, Bunnahabhain’s welcoming nature is a joy. Unlike the typical, heavily-peated, smoke-filled malts of Islay, this dram embodies the island’s more approachable side.
The Whisky Making Process
Tales and records have it that our malt has started life the same way since 1881, with good malted barley, pure Margadale spring water, a little yeast and a sprinkling of adventure.
For around 10,000 years, Islay has been inhabited by man. But stromatolite, the fossilised evidence of life forming on earth found on our beaches, hints at tales from long before.