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Bunnahabhain 12 Year Cask Strength



Bunnahabhain launches 12 Year Old Cask Strength


whisky inspired by Warehouse 9  




Bunnahabhain has released a limited-edition cask strength whisky inspired by visitor tastings in the distillery’s iconic Warehouse 9.




Matured on the remote, north-eastern coastline of Islay, and produced using pure spring water from the Margadale River, the 12 Year Old Cask Strength is an undiluted celebration of the distillery’s hugely popular Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old expression.  For years, visitors making the pilgrimage to Bunnahabhain have been enjoying drams straight from the cask in the famous, Warehouse 9, so now fans from all over the world will be able to recreate this privilege at home.




Brendan McCarron, Bunnahabhain’s Master Distiller, said: “When people embark on a journey to Islay and try our whiskies straight from the cask, it creates so much joy. But we understand that not everyone is able to make the trip. With this limited edition 12 Year Old Cask Strength, we can give people around the world the chance to experience it themselves.”




Available on Bunnahabhain’s website and specialist whisky retailers, the robust and complex spirit delivers unpeated, oily notes of dried fruits and cereal.




McCarron continues: “Not all whiskies work at cask strength and many whiskies don’t stand up to full maturation in sherry casks. Bottling our 12 Year Old at cask strength intensifies the core characteristics of spice, cracked black pepper, cinnamon but not at the expense of our spirit’s character. In fact, it enhances it. The mouthfeel and texture of the whisky increases and it shows off the balance of the spirit and the wood, but in a more concentrated form. This really represents Bunnahabhain in a bottle.”




The 2021 edition is bottled at 55.1% ABV - compared to the 46.3% of the core 12 Year Old single malt - the Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Cask Strength will be available in nine international markets and can be enjoyed neat or with a few drops of water to encourage more floral scents, followed by caramel and vanilla on the palate.




Bunnahabhain, pronounced 'Bunn-na-ha-venn', meaning 'mouth of the river' in Scots Gaelic, is the most remote distillery on Islay, nestled in Bunnahabhain Bay on the shores of the Sound of Islay. It is world famous for its unpeated malts, going against the grain of the whisky which the island is usually recognised for, as well as its sherried single malts.



Bunnahabhain 12 Year Cask Strength