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    Bunnahabhain Single Malt Whisky

    Bunnahabhain Distillery is located north of Port Askaig on Islay and is the source of one of the more mild whiskies to be produced on the famous island. The distinctly less smoky Islay character produced at Bunnahabhain is fitting with the distillery’s remote location; tucked away in the North East corner - it is noticeably detached from the 7 other distilleries on the island. The scenic single track road which leads from Port Askaig to the distillery will take you through some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland. Bunnahabhain is one of the lesser known distilleries on the island and has earned a status as something of a hidden gem for whisky lovers.

    When the distillery was founded in 1881, the village of Bunnahabhain was built on the surrounding land to offer a home to workers of the new distillery and this sense of community continues around the distillery to this day. The name in Gaelic means ‘mouth of the river’ which refers to the distilleries location on the Margadale River, where the fresh spring water which goes into Bunnahabhain is collected, and almost all of the ingredients used in creation of the spirit are sourced locally.

    This whisky produced at Bunnahabhain is lighter than your average Islay malt, due to the fact that the water rises through limestone and is passed by pipeline to the distillery, meaning it avoids picking up the peatiness which characterises the Islay taste. A lightly peated malted barley is also used for distillation, adding to the smoothness and giving the drinker the most gentle taste of Islay.

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