We are proud to announce that our Bunnahabhain 18 year old was awarded the coveted Cask Strength Scotch Whisky Trophy at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2017!

We were also awarded best performer in the category of un-peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky (18-25-year-old), with cask strength of 45% or more, to bring home a double gold medal.

The IWSC was founded in 1969 by wine chemist Anton Massel and is now in its 49th year, receiving entries from over 90 countries around the world.  The competition aims to award excellence to wines and spirits worldwide and encourage recognition for quality products.

Entries must undergo chemical analysis and tight technical controls, as well as being sampled by over 400 global expert judges, before being crowned the winner.

The judges said of our 18 Year Old – “The aroma is firstly driven by a unique distillery character, which pairs with the oak to give foam penny banana sweets, hints of tobacco and some mint.  The palate has some additional green veg, freshly steamed and just ‘al dente’ enough to retain flavour with the finish giving some sea salt and milk chocolate notes.”

However, the 18 is no stranger to a gold medal, having already won 2 this year…not that we’re bragging.

For the full list of recent accolades, and tasting notes from our Senior Blender, Dr. Kirstie McCallum, Click Here.