Bunnahabhain Distillery

The Brand

Bunnahabhain (pronounced Bu-na-ha-venn) Distillery lies on the isolated north-eastern tip of Islay, and is known for its uniquely complex taste.

How to Pronounce 

Proud Scot and esteemed actor Brian Cox helps order a Bunnahabhain.

Building of the distillery commenced on the site in 1881. At that time the sea offered the easiest access to this remote place and men would battle the ocean to arrive with their barley in preparation for the creation of something quite wonderful.

Bunnahabhain is quite distinct from the other single malts of the island, given the wonderfully gentle taste profile for which it is known.


  • Bunnahabhain 12 year old
  • Bunnahabhain 18 year old
  • Bunnahabhain 25 year old
  • Bunnahabhain Toiteach (peaty Bunnahabhain)
  • Bunnahabhain Cruach Mhona (World Duty Free)

Tasting Notes

Andrew Brown, Distillery Manager of Bunnahabhain Distillery has worked at the distillery since 1988 in various roles including warehouseman, mashman, and stillhouse manager.

Being a man of many talents and tales, he also conducts tours and tastings, giving visitors the kind of welcome you’d expect from such a heart-warming whisky.

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old

Andrew's favourite dram is Bunnahabhain 18 year old. He prefers to enjoy it with a spot of water, sitting in front of an open fire, on a night when the wind is blowing hard and the rain is coming down in sheets! He also enjoys Bunnahabhain in his homemade whisky and brown bread ice cream.

Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old 


To enter the Bunnahabhain distillery is to walk into a story of a seafaring adventure. You’re on-board a ship sailing ever forward in its search for perfection, while remaining firmly anchored in craft, tradition, heritage and a passion for adventure. From here stem tales of endurance, devotion and wonder, but one thing everyone knows to be fact is that since 1881, our gentle malt has always begun with good quality malted barley, clean, pure Margadale spring water and a little yeast.


Tales and records have it that our malt has started life the same way since 1881, with good malted barley, pure Margadale spring water, a little yeast and a sprinkling of adventure. Find out more...


  • Jim Murray Whisky Bible : Liquid Gold award
  • Gold : San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Gold : International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Silver : International Spirits Challenge
  • Master & Gold : Scotch Whisky Masters


Bunnahabhain Distillery
Port Askaig
Isle of Islay
PA46 7RP

Call: 01496 840646



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