The Bunnahabhain Distillery, which lies on the isolated north-eastern tip of the Hebridean Island of Islay has released a new Limited Edition - the Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Manzanilla Sherry Wood Finish.
Via the Spanish sea estuary of the Guadalquivir River and the port of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, this selected spirit languished in traditional oak at the Bunnahabhain Distillery for twelve long years before being transferred into Manzanilla sherry casks for four more. This double maturation technique creates a fascinating variation to the famous Bunnahabhain gentle taste; the Manzanilla sherry casks from Spanish bodegas make for a beguiling complement to the crisp, fresh influence of the bracing Islay air.
This fine Limited edition, of 3,792 bottles is un-chillfiltered, natural in colour and of a higher strength (53.2% vol), with a wonderful taste of dark chocolate and dry sherry flavours, a developing roasted nutty maltiness with hints of liquorice and eucalyptus. The liquid is contained within a 70cl pack in oak glassware with a bespoke metalized gift tube.
Katherine Crisp, Brand Manager commented “This is a truly exciting new Limited Edition from Bunnahabhain, with a delightful taste profile. This is still Bunnahabhain, just a different and memorable expression”.