Bunnahabhain XXV 25 Year Old (bottling 2011) (70cl, 46.3%)
Bunnahabhain XXV, a limited edition old bottling In beautiful solid wood cask with hessian lining and certificate from Master Distiller Ian MacMillan.
The Bunnahabhain 25 year old was first launched in 2006. This is the post-2010 expression, following the increase of the Bunnahabhain core range ABV to 46.3% by its owners, Distell. It was rebranded as the Small Batch 25 year old in 2018 along with the rest of the core range.
This 25 year old offering from the Bunnahabhain distillery is a sherried dram, part of a limited release of just 400 bottles, as such it is a rather rare, lightly peated release from Islay.
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."