The Scottish Isle of Islay is part of the southern Hebrides and is inhabited by about 3,228 people. The Isle of Islay is also called Queen of the Hebrides. With 8 working whisky distilleries, the stunning scenery, amazing wildlife and all the friendly people, Islay is a five star holiday destination.
This month we like to focus on some of the whisky coming from this renowned island.
Our first bottle is a 28 year old Bunnahabhain, independently bottled as part of the Cask Strength Collection by Signatory.
This distillery is often overlooked for some reason, but so far I’ve never had a bad Bunnahabhain. Maybe it is because they often make unpeated whsky, which is rather an exception for distilleries from this island?
This full-bodied Islay single malt was distilled in October 1989 and left to age in a single hogshead cask until March 2018, when it was bottled with an outturn of just 215 bottles.