Bunnahabhain 1980 Canasta Cask Finish  Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Bunnahabhain 1980 Canasta Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Islay

70cl / 49.5%

A brand new Limited Edition offering from the Bunnahabhain Distillery!

The Story

Established in 1881 and built close to the Mouth of the Margadale river, Bunnahabhain means Mouth of The River in Gaelic. Bunnahabhain is the only distillery on Islay to produce whisky using pure spring water. Most northerly of the Islay Distilleries – situated on the north east tip of the island. Overlooking the Sound of Islay, a vast stretch of sea travelled by many a seafarer, as illustrated by the helmsman on the pack, Bunnahabhain’s wonderfully remote location makes it an idyllic place for whisky distillation.

Bunnahabhain was once ruled by the sea; until 1960, all deliveries arrived by boat. Today, the waves bring a very different cargo – crew and passengers venturing ashore, often from stunning ocean-going yachts.
The 1980 Canasta cask finish breathed in the briny coastal air for over 14,000 days – first in casks that held oloroso sherry, then in perfectly sweet Canasta sherry oak. The very essence of this wonderful coastal distillery.

Only 1200 bottles available globally.

 

Tasting Notes.

Colour : Deep Russet

Nose: Notes of rich oak, dried fruit, figs, raisins and sultanas, balanced with treacle toffee, dark
chocolate, and vanilla.


Palate: Rich oakiness balanced with sweet dried fruit, treacle toffee, black coffee and cocoa, and roasted nuts, with a hint of coastal brininess.


Finish: Dry but lingering sweet fruit and oak.

More Information

Location: Scotland
£1800.00 inc vat