Introducing Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair, an exquisite single malt whisky, its name pronounced as 'stew-rahdur,' signifying 'helmsman' in the rich language of Scots Gaelic. Unaltered in color, and lovingly untouched by chill filtration, this remarkable expression bears the essence of the coastal realm with a brackish, oceanic hint. Embrace a sensory journey to Bunnahabhain Bay, as you savor the dance of sea spray and the allure of dried fruits, gracefully lingering on your lips.
Bunnahabhain distillery was built in 1881. From the start, the project was a massive task. A pier to load and unload barrels was needed. A road and houses for the distillery workers was also needed. Some £30 000 (£2.6 million in today's money) were spent building it.
While many distilleries on the island supplied blenders and sold their spirit as single malt, Bunnahabhain did not. All of its production was being sold to blenders. Three major blends, Cutty Sark, Famous Grouse and Black Bottle used the spirit from this distillery.
In the 1963 the production capacity of the distillery was doubled. Less than two decades later, the distillery was mothballed for a couple of years. When the distillery reopened, it kept on supplying blenders. The owners of the distillery, The Edrington Group, sold it in 2003 to Burn Stewart. Their parent company went bust in 2009 and South African distributors Distell acquired it. Bunnahabhain has gone from strength to strength ever since.