Staoisha 9 year old The Single Cask
- Distilled at Bunnahabhain Distillery
- Region: Islay
- Age: 9 years old
- Year distilled: 2013
- ABV: Cask strength of 54.1%
- Cask ref: 10523A
- Cask type: First Fill Oloroso Octave
- Bottle outturn: 65
The Single Cask
The Single Cask bottle unique whiskies, one cask at a time. They carefully select every single cask, and bottle it at natural cask strength. No chill filtration nor artificial colouring are used. Each whisky offers the best from each individual cask.
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.