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15th December 2010


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Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old Islay Scotch Whisky Awarded Gold Status in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible Liquid Gold Awards 2011

Bunnahabhain 18 year old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, from the Bunnahabhain Distillery on the isolated north-eastern tip of the Island of Islay, is proud to announce that it has been awarded Liquid Gold status in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible Liquid Gold Awards for 2011.

Unveiled and recognized within the Jim Murray Whisky Bible 2011, the Liquid Gold Award celebrates the highest quality and standard of whisky making and maturation, which means that only those scoring 94 or more points qualify. Representing only a small number of the 4000 plus whiskies featured in this year’s edition, those receiving liquid gold status are viewed as amongst the elite of the whisky industry: the very best that can be found.

Bunnahabhain is the flagship malt Scotch whisky from Burn Stewart Distillers and is exported to over 30 countries globally. The superior quality of the whisky is widely recognized with the brand consistently winning awards in international competitions. Already this year the brand has won four gold medals at the International Wine & Spirit Competition and two gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Unlike its neighbouring distilleries on the Island, Bunnahabhain embodies “the gentle taste of Islay”, as it is not a typically heavily peated smoke filled Islay malt.

Katherine Crisp, Brand Manager for Bunnahabhain said: “We are delighted that Bunnahabhain 18 year old has been awarded Liquid Gold status in Jim’s 2011 Whisky Bible. This is once again testament to the exceptional quality of our Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt”.