Bunnahabhain distillery

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Region: Islay
No. of stills2 wash (30,000 litres)
2 spirit (15,000 litres) [1]
Location map
Map of distilleries on Islay

The Bunnahabhain Distillery (Scottish Gaelic: Taigh-staile Bun na h-Abhainne, [t̪əˈs̪t̪alə punəˈhavɪɲ]) was founded in 1881 near Port Askaig on Islay. The village of Bunnahabhain was founded to house its workers. The distillery is owned by Distell.[2]

The Bunnahabhain is one of the milder single malt Islay whiskies available and its taste varies greatly from other spirits to be found on the island of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland.

The name Bunnahabhain is an anglicisation of Bun na h-Abhainne, Scottish Gaelic for Mouth of the River.[3][4]


  • Bob Gordon - late 1970s
  • Douglas Eccles - there in 1985
  • Hamish Proctor - until 1998
  • John MacLellan - 1998-2011
  • Andrew Brown - 2011-present


Bunnahabhain Distillery logo

Core products include:

  • Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old[5]
  • Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old[6]
  • Bunnahabhain Toiteach[7]
  • Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old[8]

There are several independent bottler releases from these brands, including That Boutique-y Whisky Company, Douglas Laing & Co, and Duncan Taylor.

Empty casks at Bunnahabhain distillery

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bunnahabhain on Whisky.com[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Distell buys Scottish whisky distiller". Retrieved 2014-12-30.
  3. ^ "LearnGaelic - Dictionary". learngaelic.scot. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  4. ^ "Bunnahabhain". www.ainmean-aite.scot. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  5. ^ Bunnahabhain 12 Years on Whisky.com
  6. ^ Bunnahabhain 18 Years on Whisky.com
  7. ^ Bunnahabhain 10 Years Toiteach on Whisky.com
  8. ^ Bunnahabhain 25 Years on Whisky.com

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Coordinates: 55°53′00″N 6°07′35″W / 55.883230°N 6.126261°W / 55.883230; -6.126261