46 Year Old

  • 41.8% abv
  • Un-chillfiltered
  • Natural colour

An elegant and complex whisky, this is the oldest member of the Bunnahabhain family. Citrus and heather honey are balanced with ginger and roasted nuts to create a silky but spicy malt.


About the 46 Year Old

The Story of Bunnahabhain 46 Year Old, Eich Bhana Lìr (meaning “The great waves of the God Lìr”) is the oldest single malt ever released from Bunnahabhain Distillery. During the winter months, the distillery warehouses, situated close to the sea on the rugged north‐eastern coast of Islay, are often enveloped by the raging seas. As in Gaelic mythology, where the God Lìr, the powerful ruler of the sea, used his great white waves to wash ashore his most precious gifts, so Bunnahabhain 46YO Eich Bhana Lir is a majestic and treasured elixir indeed.

The Details

Tasting Notes

  • Colour

    Deep Gold

  • Nose

    Aromatic, elegant, complex. Old leather and beeswax with candied orange peel and manuka honey, seductive.

  • Palate

    Rich and silky, a refined balance of maltiness, citrus, heather honey, roasted nuts and a gingery spiciness.

  • Finish

    Satisfying, very long and spicy.