Lifestyle / Food And Drink

Adriaan Roets
1 minute read
10 Apr 2018
9:36 am

Lock, stock and wine barrel: Bunnahabhain

Adriaan Roets

Bunnahabain is a special drink for special evenings.

Great scotch it’s getting cold – and as we turn to crackling fires to keep us warm, many also turn to a good whisky.

Few are as great as the Bunnahabhain connoisseur range of single malt whiskies.

Bunnahabhain 25-year old was recently highlighted as the best single malt whisky from the Scotch island of Islay by the judges of the prestigious 2018 World Whiskies Awards. Late last year, it was awarded the coveted Cask Strength Scotch Whisky Trophy for its 18-year-old single malt at the 2017 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).

Bunnahabhain has developed quite a following among whisky aficionados, for the relative rarity of its whiskies and their singular flavour that is quite unlike the peaty, smoky malts associated with the island of Islay, home to the distillery.

Peaty whiskies, while bold, can sometimes be overpowering when you’re in the mood for something just to unwind or warm up.

The distillery is the only one on the island which uses a natural spring water source and unpeated barley in the production of most of its malts, including its 12-, 18- and 25-year-old expressions that are sold in South Africa.

Without the influence of the Islay peaty moors, these malts have an elegant complexity on the palate that sets them apart.

Stocked in South Africa by specialty whisky outlets, such as Norman Goodfellows and Whisky Brother, Bunnahabain is a special drink for special evenings.

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