At the end of August we said goodbye and ‘happy retirement’ to John McGillivray aka ‘Long John’ (named so for his rather impressive height!) after working at Bunnahabhain for 29 years.


We had a small farewell party where John was presented with a crystal engraved decanter by our Distilleries Manager; Stephen Woodcock, along with a special bottle from the Distillery and a set of binoculars to enjoy some of the amazing Islay wildlife during his retirement!


A special label was created for the bottle to mark the occasion…



If you’re visiting us, see if you can find Long John’s cask on the road to Bunnahabhain while it’s still here!




Have a long and happy retirement John!