Bunnahabhain Cruach Mhona Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Originally released as a Travel Retail Exclusive.
Meaning ‘Peat Stack’ in Scots Gaelic, Cruach Mhona [pronounced croo-ach vona], was one of the Distilleries first Travel Retail Exclusives and is the only Bunnahabhain Mòine (peated malt) available exclusively to World Travellers. The light golden tone belies a whisky of deeply complex flavours. An energetic burst of herbal malt and fruit is followed by rich spice and aromatic peat smoke.
This peaty dram combines the delicate, salty mist of the sea with the sweet scent of burning grass to create a lingering, smoky flavour.
Colour : Pale gold.
Nose: Crisp and lively sweet peat, with herbal hay, dry smoke and burning grass.
Palate: Starting light, malty and sweet, developing into smoky white pepper and seaweed saltiness.
Finish: Lingering dry smokiness with seaweed and spice.
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.