Online Shopping FAQ
Shipping is calculated by order weight. A full breakdown of the charges including tax can be seen at checkout. Please note, prices may appear differently on the site depending on where you have set your shipping address to. This is due to some countries including taxes e.g., products in the UK are inclusive of VAT.
Orders to the UK mainland can expect to receive orders in 3-5 business days. Our orders are shipped on business days only, by our fulfilment partner’s warehouse in Glasgow, Scotland.
We can ship to the EU except for France, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia and Italy. Due to Brexit surcharges and resultant processing fees, our delivery cost has increased, however, we will continue to process all fees on the website to ensure a seamless transaction for you. In addition to shipping charges, the following will also be charged at checkout: Courier Shipping Brexit Surcharge: £5 Customs Clearance: £6 Please allow extra time for orders going to the EU as due to Brexit, there may be a small delay in customs.
No, we process all fees and taxes on our website, with the exception of Spain and Finland. Due to updates in local customs, VAT is no longer added on our website and the consumer will need to pay this upon delivery.
Once you place your order, it usually takes 24 hours for our fulfilment partners to process and send it. (Please note, this may be longer at busy times or if we are waiting on a delivery of stock). As soon as it ships, you’ll receive a confirmation email and tracking information. You can also log in to your account to see your order status.
We do not provide refunds unless your product is faulty or damaged. We will provide a refund or provide a replacement where available for any products received damaged or faulty, provided we are notified within 3 working days of receipt. Where a replacement item is not available, due to it being discontinued or the original item being a “One Off,” we will reimburse you for the full cost of the item only and any shipping costs. No compensation will be paid. Upon receipt of your order, the order should be carefully inspected to make sure that it is intact and in full. The courier must be informed of breakages or shortages at the time of delivery. We may not (at our sole discretion) accept any claims for breakages or shortages unless they are stated on the courier’s documentation. We must have confirmation of these breakages or shortages within 3 working days of delivery. Photographic evidence is required by our carrier company if an item has been damaged during transit. In the case of a return being necessary, our fulfilment partners will be in touch to arrange a courier to collect the item. Please note, you may be required to be available for a set amount of time to do this.
If you would like to cancel your order, please contact us on email@example.com as soon as possible. If your order has already been dispatched, we will not be able to process the cancellation until the goods are returned to us. Please allow 7-10 days for the money to show in your account after cancelling an order.
Unfortunately, we cannot combine multiple orders, regardless if they are going to the same shipping address and were placed on the same day. We would ask you to be patient with the site and check your basket to ensure you have everything you are looking for in the one order before checking out.
Once your order is placed, you’ll be sent an order confirmation email with your order number and details. Please check your junk folder if this does not appear in your inbox.
Please check the terms & conditions associated with the promotion for all the details on inclusions and exclusions and timings. Some items you are trying to purchase may be excluded from the promotion, or the promotion may have ended. If you believe the promotional code should work on your order and you are still having issues with it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will investigate your issue, and, if relevant, give you a new code.
Some of our products are very limited in number, therefore, sometimes we may limit the number of bottles available to purchase to one or two per person. This is to give more people the chance to get our most popular bottlings.
Depending on the product, we will restock. However, items such as limited editions or single cask whiskies only have a small number of bottles so once they’re sold out online, there will be no more. Sometimes an item which has sold out online is still available at the distillery visitor centre. These are two separate shops, so we are unable to process orders and send directly from the distillery on Islay.
Visiting the Distillery FAQ
If you would like to attend one of our distillery experiences, we ask you to book ahead of arriving, as spaces are limited. You can do this online at https://bunnahabhain.digitickets.co.uk/tickets. If you would just like to come and see us in the Visitor Centre and enjoy the spectacular views, you do not need to book in advance.
Unfortunately we cannot issue any refunds for cancellations. If you cannot make the tour time chosen, please contact the distillery as soon as possible as time bookings can only be changed at the discretion of the distillery and are subject to availability. Cancellation Exceptions: we appreciate that getting to our island distillery can be at the mercy of weather and transport. Should any sailing or flight be cancelled due to weather or technical failure we will refund any experience impacted by such events.
If you are running late, please let us know as soon as possible by calling the Visitor Centre on +44 (0) 1496 840 557 (please note, you may not always get phone signal on the island, particularly on the road down to the distillery). Please report to the Visitor Centre when you arrive and a member of the team will take you to the tasting or tour area. Please note, we cannot start a tasting or tour outside of the available booking times, so you may miss some information if arriving late.
Please aim to arrive about 10 minutes before your experience is due to start. When you arrive at Bunnahabhain, please park in the car park if you have a car, and come to the Visitor Centre (first black building on the right). Let a member of the team know you're here and they'll take you to the experience when it is ready to begin.
Not all surfaces at the distillery are completely level, so we would recommend you wear sensible footwear (no high heels or flip flops). If you are attending one of our warehouse experiences, please wear warm clothing as the warehouses are kept at a consistently cool temperature.
If you're driving, we offer 'driver's drams' so you can take away the whisky tasted in the experience to enjoy in your own time at home.
Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times, whilst on the premises. Anyone who appears to be under the age of 25 may be asked to present a valid photo ID or passport as proof of age in order to taste or purchase any alcohol, in terms of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005. Children under the age of 8 are welcome in the Visitor Centre, but are not permitted inside production areas of the Distillery.
Well behaved pets are welcome in our Visitor Centre, however, due to health and safety, pets are not permitted in production and food and drink areas.
Our Whisky FAQ
Our signature style of whisky is unpeated (which is unusual for an Islay malt), as we use unpeated barley and pure spring water from the Margadale Spring which is pumped directly to the distillery via pipes, meaning it remains unaffected by the island's peated landscape. We do produce some peated whiskies, so if you're a fan of a smoky dram, look out for our mòine (pronounced moi-gna and meaning 'peat' in Scots Gaelic) editions.
Whilst we do our best to ensure our corks are robust, cork is a natural product, which can sometimes break. If you experience any issues with your cork, email us at email@example.com and our customer services team will be in touch to organise a new cork for you. This is also raised with our quality team, so we can ensure we are producing the best products we possibly can.
We love hearing from you and are happy to help with any questions you might have, from how we produce our Islay malt, to current bottlings or some from the archives. Drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or a message on social media @bunnahabhain.