Bunnahabhain 18 is a single malt from the distillery of the same name in Islay. Although the peat is not the main feature of the whisky, it won 'Best Islay Single Malt 13 to 20 years old at the World Whisky Awards 2014. The sea salt notes combine with fruity undertones and a delicious vanilla flavour from the casks appears too.
The Bunnahabhain distillery was founded in 1883. It draws its water from the Margadale Spring and has ben producing whisky with notable interruptions in the 20th century. Burn Stewart distillers bought the distillery in 2003. Together with the distillery buildings, equipment and ageing stocks, the company also bought the rights to the Black Bottle brand. This blend contains whisky from every distillery in Islay and it's extremely popular. The take-off has been a good thing for the distillery. Official bottlings score high in many reviewers and bloggers' posts. It is rumoured to have some of the tallest pot stills in the industry.