Bunnahabhain (pronounced "boona-hah-ven") is an Islay distillery that is arguably the most remote. To get there you need to traverse an amazing winding coastal path with the paps of Jura as a backdrop. The maritime influence is clear in the whisky and in the bottle design. Their range was recently relaunched by their owners Burn Stewart at a higher strength and non chill filtered. This new whisky is more aggressive and rugged.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Creammy toffee and sherry, moist fruitcake and fresh currants. Cinnamon.
Palate: Slightly sulphury at first, then dates, creamy sherry and Dundee cake. The peat increases towards the spicy and ever-so-slightly bitter end.
Retails for around £35