A Limited Edition offering from the Bunnahabhain Distillery!
The Bunnahabhain 1988 Vintage Marsala Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
The story of this precious spirit is a story of two islands – and two journeys.
First, the true essence of Islay; Bunnahabhain whisky, lovingly crafted from the finest non-peated barley and crystal waters of the Margdale River. Purified in the tallest stills on the island, then left to gently mature for 30 years.
Next to Sicily, where succulent grapes are harvested beneath brilliant blue skies, then expertly aged in wooden casks to make warm and soft Marsala wine.
The odysseys intertwine in 2016 in the perfect marriage of Scotland and Sicily; the whisky carefully poured into four empty Marsala hogsheads and gently laid to rest beside the Sound of Islay.
Only 1116 bottles available globally.
Colour : Deep rose gold.
Nose: Rich oak, sweet fruit and marsala influence, honeyed nuts and berries, floral notes with hints of candied fruit.
Palate: Rounded and integrated, rich oak, honeyed nuts, sweet grape, dark chocolate, vanilla and soft caramel, with hints of creamy berries and subtle wood spice.
Finish: Long and lingering fruity finish with hints of sweet oak.
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.