Brian and the team are delighted to be working with the good people at Distell this month, and look forward to offering our guests the quality Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair as our single malt whisky of the month.
Bunnahabhain (pronounced bu-na-ha-venn)distillery Manager Andrew Brown says Stiùireadair (pronounced stew-rahdur, meaning helmsman) is the distillery’s tribute to the sea and it’s influence on their whisky.
Established in 1881 and built close to the Mouth of the Margadale river, Bunnahabhain means Mouth of The River in Gaelic. Bunnahabhain is the only distillery on Islay to produce whisky using pure spring water.
Most northerly of the Islay Distilleries – situated on the northeast tip of the island. Overlooking the Sound of Islay, a vast stretch of sea travelled by many a seafarer, as illustrated by the helmsman on the pack, Bunnahabhain’s wonderfully remote location makes it an idyllic place for whisky distillation.
Stiùireadair is produced using unpeated malted barley and spring water. Their blender, Kirsty, selected first and second fill sherry casks with spirit of varying ages and warehouse locations to construct this dram that truly exposes the coastal nature of the Bunnahabhain single malt whisky. Whilst not losing the sherry influence everyone knows and loves in the famous 12-year-old, Kirstie has instigated a coastal storm in Stiùireadair
Colour - Amber Gold
Nose - Dried fruit and creamy caramel with hints of brine, vanilla, nuts and a touch of spice
Palate - Creamy mouthfeel with a dried fruit influence, sea salt, creamy caramel with hints of nuts and a gentle spice
Finish - Long and lingering with hints of dried fruit
Un-chill-filtered - 46.3% ABV
Brian and the team hope that you will join us soon so we can let you experience this quality single malt whisky on us!
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