Bunnahabhain Distillery Review

(This distillery review was written by Toronto Whisky Society member Stephen Sheps who was recently in Islay. Thanks to him for sharing his distillery experiences!) Ahh, Islay. There is really no place quite like it, even in Scotland. It’s a place that, despite my having literally zero Scottish roots feels like where I have always belonged. Of course you might be thinking to yourselves now … Continue reading Bunnahabhain Distillery Review

Bunnahabhain Warehouse 9 Tasting

It’s now Day 2 of my Islay expedition and this one will be quite a more arduous journey then any other distillery tour I’ve experienced here on Islay. Not because of the distillery experience itself but because of it’s extremely remote location being the northernmost distillery on Islay. Since my dad and I didn’t have a car to use on Islay and the bus schedule … Continue reading Bunnahabhain Warehouse 9 Tasting

Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair

Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair?is a new NAS release from Bunnahabhain. It’s sherried, using both first fill and second fill sherry casks. I obtained this sample from the brand ambassador who recently ran a tasting for the Toronto Whisky Society. Why this? According to some press, it’s a partial replacement for the 12 year. Guess they’re having sourcing issues and trying to find out solutions. I say we… Continue reading Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair

Bunnahabhain – Bn7 – Elements of Islay

Thanks to?/u/smoked_herring?for pouring me a sample Continuing on with the impromptu, night before school start tasting, One of the people, a one wood flame infused fish person, had brought a whisky I had been eyeing to try. That whisky? Albert Einstein. Fuck, I mean?Bunnahabhain – Bn7 – Elements of Islay. The idea? Create a veritable table of elements, but with tasty scotch rather than the… Continue reading Bunnahabhain – Bn7 – Elements of Islay

Distell Group Tasting with Mike Brisebois

Last night the Toronto Whisky Society had a fantastic event with Mike Brisebois of the Distell Group of distilleries (Bunnahabhain, Tobermory/Ledaig, Deanston) and shared some amazing drams with the 30+ attendees! Reviews will trickle onto the site and pictures onto our instagram over the next few weeks, but here are some pics of the event, the highlight of which was an 18yr Distillery Exclusive bottling … Continue reading Distell Group Tasting with Mike Brisebois

Bunnahabhain 29 1987 Wemyss The Viceroys Elixir

Thanks to /u/Saba007 for pouring me this dram. Hey, so I’m behind. Super behind. There was this whisky that came out. It’s a 29-year-old Bunnahabhain. Oh, and the second it came out, everyone went ape nuts for it and it was purchased before the first digital piece of ink could hit the digital internet tube to get to you. Of course, I’m talking about?Bunnahabhain 29 1987 Wemyss… Continue reading Bunnahabhain 29 1987 Wemyss The Viceroys Elixir

Bunnahabhain SMWS 10.106 “Salted lemon sherbet”

Thanks to Tim W. for the sample. For the past few weeks, I’ve been intermittently posting my results of an Advent Calendar that my wife put together from my samples. It’s Day #21. All of the whiskies were done blind. All of them I should have known. The only hint I was given, eventually, is they were in the order of lower abv. to higher.… Continue reading Bunnahabhain SMWS 10.106 “Salted lemon sherbet”

Bunnahabhain 13 Moine Ex-bourbon Single Cask Distillery Exclusive

Thanks to /u/CatharticIntent for pouring this for me. This is an ongoing series I’m doing. Back in December my wife took out 24 drams and called them an advent calendar. We’re onto Day #14. Turns out you don’t need to pay someone for one of these. Yay! Makes that pay cut I took so much easier to bear. We’ve been going up in alcohol by volume. What’s… Continue reading Bunnahabhain 13 Moine Ex-bourbon Single Cask Distillery Exclusive

Bunnahabhain 14 PX Noe Single Cask Distillery Exclusive

Thanks to /u/distillasian for the sample. At some point, I’ll make it out to Islay. Before then? Thank goodness I have good friends like /u/distillasian and his wife, who passed on her samples. Reminder: Bake her a cake at some point. There wasn’t enough to review of all of the samples (but there certainly was enough to enjoy, and boy did I enjoy), however, Distillasian also cracked into his… Continue reading Bunnahabhain 14 PX Noe Single Cask Distillery Exclusive

Bunnahabhain Warehouse 9 Tasting

All the rumours are true: Bunnahabhain feels like the most remote and difficult to get to of all the distilleries on Islay. The final stretch is spent driving a long way down a nondescript single lane road.  What they don’t tell you is that the Bunnahabhain Distillery complex looks like something out of a nuclear fallout movie, with seemingly old and rundown industrial buildings. Any … Continue reading Bunnahabhain Warehouse 9 Tasting

Bunnahabhain 34 1980 Single Malts of Scotland

Thanks to /u/Theslicknick6 for the sample. And with this, we end the “Bunna-have you any more sir?” series, in which I go through my backlog of way, WAY too many Bunnahabhains and review them. I hope you weren’t expecting another 2,000 reviews in which I try and hit every single one. I have tried to cover as many as possible, however there’s some that I just couldn’t get… Continue reading Bunnahabhain 34 1980 Single Malts of Scotland