New Acquaintance

  • Alcohol by volume 45% abv
  • colour Natural Colour
  • filtration Non-chillfiltered

As we ‘leap’ into the New Year we are all very excited at Bunnahabhain about what lies ahead and the possibilities for all. To celebrate the new decade, the 20th year of the third millennium, we introduce our New Acquaintance, 1988, 30 years old Bunnahabhain.

Please note as this is a very limited bottle, it will be limited to one per person, sold on a first come, first served basis.

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About the New Acquaintance

Limited to 400 bottles, bottled at 45% abv, non-chillfitered and matured in French Oak, our new vintage release has notes of sweet light fudge, delicate notes of soft fruit, crème brûlée and toasted honey malt.

Our ‘New Acquaintance’ Bunnahabhain is the continuation of our tradition of producing whiskies whose character is delicate yet rich, with complex layers of flavour, nurtured by 30 years maturing on the Sound of Islay. A very rare and great dram to toast new beginnings.


Please note this bottle comes in a leather bag, as seen on the previous shop page.

The Details

Tasting Notes


Rich straw gold


On the nose fragrant, mossy wood, sweet light fudge and pear drops, and the most delicate hints of soft fruit.


Natural vanilla ice cream, grapes and caramelised sugar. Light oil and beeswax overtones coat the tongue, with soft creme brûlée and toasted, honey malt coming through.


Dry, lingering sweetness with a creamy but somewhat medicinal note. Roasted nuts and old wood notes come through in the aftertaste.