1988 Vintage Marsala Cask Finish

  • Alcohol by volume Cask strength, 47.4% abv
  • colour Natural colour
  • filtration Non-chillfiltered

For centuries, Sicily’s Marsala wine has been renowned for its robustness and depth of flavour. Islay may be 2,000 miles west, but Bunnahabhin shares the same richness of character, so why not unite the taste of the two islands?’ Andrew Brown, Distillery Manager

Distilled and filled into traditional oak whisky casks on the 1st of December, 1988 the liquid was then transferred to four Marsala Hogsheads on the 7th of July, 2016. With a limited bottling of only 1260 bottles and presented in beautiful packaging, this is not one to miss.

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About the 1988 Vintage Marsala Finish

The story of our precious spirit is a story of two islands – and two journeys.

First, the true essence of Islay; Bunnahabhain whisky, lovingly crafted from the finest non-peated barley and crystal waters of the Margadale River. Purified in the tallest stills on the island, then left to gently mature for 30 years.

Next to Sicily, where succulent grapes are harvested beneath brilliant blue skies, then expertly aged in wooden casks to make warm and soft Marsala wine.

Our odysseys intertwine in 2016 in the perfect marriage of Scotland and Sicily; our whisky carefully poured into four empty Marsala hogsheads and gently laid to rest beside the Sound of Islay.

Two stories. Two journeys. One exquisite taste – a cask strength Limited Release of indomitable spirit and impeccable character.

The Details

Tasting Notes


Deep rose gold


Rich oak, sweet fruit and Marsala influence, honeyed nuts and berries, floral notes with hints of candied fruit


Rich oak, sweet fruit and marsala influence, honeyed nuts and berries, floral notes with hints of candied fruit


Long and lingering fruity finish with hints of sweet oak