Since 1881, Bunnahabhain Distillery has been producing exceptional, distinctive single malts. We do this through a mix of traditional processes, fine ingredients and patience. Lots of patience. An ethos shared by our French wine counterparts.
So, when our Senior Blender, Dr. Kirstie McCallum discovered a delicious 12 Year Old quietly maturing in our coastal warehouse and three Sauternes wine hogsheads, she knew the pairing would produce a single malt worthy of the Bunnahabhain name.
This special release was matured in a combination of whisky refill and finished in Sauternes casks for 5 years, producing 1188 bottles.
Colour – Autumn gold
Nose – honey, sweet malt, sweet sauternes influence, hints of dried fruit, toffee and creamy coffee
Palate – rich, sweet, mouth coating, sweet fruit, rich sauternes, roasted nuts, creamy salted caramel and dark chocolate
Finish – lingering sweet fruit and dark chocolate