Bunnahabhain will release two unique limited-edition single malts at this year’s Feis Ile - the Islay Festival of Malt and Music. They are Bunnahabhain Westering Home and Bunnahabhain Dràm an Stiùreadair.
Bunnahabhain Westering Home is the more limited of the two, with only 301 bottles set for release. The 17-year-old single malt has been crafted by Master Distiller Ian MacMillan - and has aromas of marmalade, honeycomb and white chocolate. Matured in a rich ex-Cognac cask and then finished in a luxurious Sauterne dessert wine cask, Westering Home has a complex, opulent and exotic finish.
Bunnahabhain Westering Home has a RRP of £250 and a ABV of 53.4% - purchase is limited to one bottle per person.
The second Bunnahabhain Feis Ile limited edition is equally as intriguing, with only 632 bottles being released. The 10-year-old smoky Bunnahabhain Dràm an Stiùreadair (meaning The Helmsman’s Dram in Gaelic) was first matured in ex-American bourbon casks for nine years before being finished for a further year in a Marsala cask. The unique combination of casks results in smoky and vanilla flavours entwined with the sweet, aromatic extract imparted by the Italian dessert wine.
Dràm an Stiùreadair has a RRP of £95 with an ABV of 56.7% - purchase is limited to two bottles per per person.
Michelle Lansdowne, Senior Brand Manager at Burn Stewart said:
“We wanted to create something special for this year’s whisky festival and with such limited availability of these exclusive single malts, they will definitely appeal to anyone attending the festival, as well as international collectors of rare malts.
The flavours, aromas and finish of both these expressions add a further layer of complexity to the wonderful signature taste profile of Bunnahabhain.”