Bunnahabhain 2008 Premier Barrel Selection Decanter 8 Year Old (70cl, 46%)

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Bunnahabhain 2008 Premier Barrel Selection Decanter 8 Year Old (70cl, 46%)

1 of 348 Decanters, premier barrel Bunnahabhain, aged for 8 years (from June 2008 to November 2016) in a single cask. Part of the Exceptional Single Cask range from Douglas Laing, the Premier Barrel are presented in collectible ceramic decanters and differ from the other releases in that they are generally bottled without a vintage.

An austere piece of Victorian architecture on the north-east coast of Islay, Bunnahabhain is a relative outsider on the island, traditionally known for producing an un-peated single malt. The majority of this was used for blending, as was its initial intended purpose. The distillery was shut for 2 years in 1982 following the market downturn of the period, and despite being revived at low production, it was eventually officially bottled as a single malt later that decade, with the self-deprecating tag-line, "the un-pronounceable malt."

Douglas Laing & Co was established in 1948 by Fred Douglas Laing, affectionately known as “FDL.” The company started out as a blending business, but over time their focus shifted towards independently bottlings single malts. Fred died in 1982, leaving the business to his two sons, Stewart and Fred Jr, who eventually carved it up in 2013, with Stewart leaving to establish Hunter Laing. Fred Jr and his daughter Cara now run Douglas Laing, which continues to bottle single malt and has also revived its blending business. Additionally, the company has recently moved into distilling as well, announcing plans to construct the new Clutha distillery in Glasgow, and taking over Strathearn in Perthshire in 2019.

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