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BUNNAHABHAIN 12 years old 40 % INFO
LAST BOTTLE AND EMPTY
SCOTLAND'S MALT REGIONS
'Westering Home'
The Bunnahabhain Distillery Company,
Bunnahabhain, Isle of Islay

BUNNAHABHAIN
12 years old 54,1 % INFO
LAST BOTTLE AND EMPTY
Date distilled Sep 79
Date bottled Sep 91
Society Cask No. code 10.10
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh

BUNNAHABHAIN
25 years old 53,3 %
VINTAGE 1969
Distilled 17.02.69
Bottled 1.95
Matured in Sherry casks
Cask No. 2025
140 bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

BUNNAHABHAIN
20 years old 49,5 % INFO
SINGLE CASK SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Date distilled Nov 76
Date bottled May 97
Society Cask No. code 10.33
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Sea smells'.

BUNNAHABHAIN
over 20 years old 46 %
Distilled March 1979
Cask Ref: MM 2080
Cask Type: Bourbon
Bottled April 1999
Murray McDavid, Glasgow and London

BUNNAHABHAIN
over 10 years old 43%
THE MCGIBBON's PROVENANCE
SPRING DISTILLATION
Distilled Spring 1990
Bottled Winter 2000
No Colouring
Not Chill Filtered
Douglas McGibbon & Co, Ltd, Glasgow

BUNNAHABHAIN
20 years old 57 % INFO
LAST BOTTLE AND EMPTY
JAMES MACARTHUR'S
OLD MASTER'S
Cask Strenght Selection
James MacArthur & Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

BUNNAHABHAIN
35 years old 43,2 %
HART BROTHERS
FINEST COLLECTION
A Rare Vintage Bottling
CASK STRENGHT
Distilled 1966
Bottled 2001
Hart Brothers Limited

BUNNAHABHAIN
36 years old 40,2%
PEERLESS
CASK STRENGTH
RARE AULD SCOTCH WHISKY
A Unique Whisky of Distinction
Bottled: 1967
Distilled: 2003
Cask No. 3325
234 Numbered Bottles
Fons et Origo
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd, Huntly,
Aberdeenshire

BUNNAHABHAIN
Aged 34 years 43,5 % INFO
Single Islay Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled 1968
Bottled 2002
Limited Edition
1620 Bottles
Distilled, Matured and Bottled at
Bunnahabhain Distillery, Islay

BUNNAHABHAIN
Aged 40 years 42,9 % INFO
Single Islay Malt Scotch Whisky
Date Filled to Cask 11/5/63
Date Filled to Bottle 20/5/03
Limited 1963 Edition
743 Bottles
Distilled, Matured and Bottled at
Bunnahabhain Distillery, Islay

BUNNAHABHAIN
Aged 26 years 54.6 %
SIGNATORY VINTAGE
CASK STRENGHT COLLECTION
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled on: 30/03/1978
Bottled on: 11/03/2005
Matured in a Sherry Butt
Cask No: 2539
Numbered Bottles
468 Bottles
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

BUNNAHABHAIN
aged 38 years 48,8 %
CASK STRENGHT
RARE AULD SCOTCH WHISKY
region: Islay
date distilled 03.1967
date bottled 11.2005
Sherry Cask cask no: 3328
209 Numbered Bottles
No Chill Filtration or
colouring of any kind
A Unique Whisky of Distinction
Föns et Origo
D T C Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd,
Huntly, Aberdeenshire

BUNNAHABHAIN
Aged 40 years 40,6 %
RARE OLD CASK STRENGTH
SCOTCH WHISKY
Unique whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo
D T C
Islay Scotch Whisky
date distilled 06.1966
cask no. 4877
date bottled 10. 2006
numbered bottles
146 Bottles
No Chill Filtering
or Colouring of any kind
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd,
Huntly, Aberdeenshire

BUNNAHABHAIN
Aged 9 years 46 %
THE UN - CHILLFILTERED COLLECTION
SIGNATORY VINTAGE
PEATED
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
VINTAGE 1997
Distilled on: 01.12.1997
Matured in: Refill Butt
Cask no: 5274
Bottled on: 20.02.2007
864 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

BUNNAHABHAIN
1997 9 years old 46 %
Single Islay Malt
HEAVILY PEATED
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled 01/12/97
Matured in a refill butt
Cask no. 5270
Bottled: 14/03/07
Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltering
The Ultimate Whisky Company, NL

BUNNAHABHAIN X V I I I
18 years old 43 %
Single Islay Malt Scotch Whisky
Since 1881
The Bunnahabhain Distillery Company,
Bunnahabhain, Isle of Islay

BUNNAHABHAIN X X V
25 years old 43 %
Single Islay Malt Scotch Whisky
Since 1881
The Bunnahabhain Distillery Company,
Bunnahabhain, Isle of Islay

BUNNAHABHAIN
10 years old 46 %
PEATED
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled: 04/12/97
Matured in a refill butt
Cask No. 5358
Bottled 11/12/07
Numbered Bottles
The Ultimate Whisky Company, NL.

BUNNAHABHAIN
10 years old 54,5 %
LAST BOTTLE AND EMPTY

HEAVILY PEATED
CASK STRENGHT
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Islay Single Malt
Distilled; 01/12/97
Matured in a Hogshead
Cask no: 5289
Bottled 02/10/08
Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
The Ultimate Whisky Company, Amersfoort

BUNNAHABHAIN
46.3 % INFO
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
DARACH UR
Since 1881
BATCH NO. 1
Natural Colour
Un - Chillfiltered
The Bunnahhas Distillery Company,
Bunnahabhain, Isle of Islay

BUNNAHABHAIN
11 years old 46 %
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
ISLAY SINGLE MALT
PEATED
Distilled: 01/12/97
Matured in a Hoghshead
Cask no: 5323
Bottled: 24/07/09
378 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
The Ultimate Whisky Company, Amersfoort


BUNNAHABHAIN
11 years old 56.9 %
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
ISLAY SINGLE MALT
PEATED
CASK STRENGHT
Distilled: 01/12/97
Matured in a Hoghshead
Cask no: 5306
Bottled: 18/03/09
Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
The Ultimate Whisky Company, Amersfoort

BUNNAHABHAIN
Aged 11 years 55.7 % INFO
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
FROM A SINGLE CASK
Distilled December 1997
Cask Type: Refill Hogshead
Society Single Cask No: 10.68
1 of 292 bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults,
Leith, Edinburgh
Blackpool rock in an ashtray

BUNNAHABHAIN
46 % INFO
TOITEACH
ISLAY SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY
Un - Chillfiltered
The Bunnahabhain Distillery Company,
Bunnahabhain, Isle of Islay

BUNNAHABHAIN
Aged 38 years 43.1 %
CASK STRENGHT RARE
AULD SCOTCH WHISKY
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo
D T C
Region: Islay
Date distilled: 12.1968
Cask No: 11571
Date Bottled: 12.2006
150 Numbered Bottles
No Chill Filtering or Colouring of any kind
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd, Huntly, Aberdeenshire

BUNNAHABHAIN
CRUACH - MHONA INFO
BATCH No. 1
Natural colour
Limited Edition
Un - Chillfiltered
The Bunnahabhain Distillery Company,
Bunnahabhain, Islay

BUNNAHABHAIN
Aged 12 years 46.3 %
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
X I I
Natural Colour
Un - Chillfiltered
The Bunnahabhain Distillery Company, Bunnahabhain,
Isle of Islay
BUNNAHABHAIN VINTAGE 2 0 0 5 46 % SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Selected by Van Wees October 2012 Distilled: 24/10/05 Cask Type: Refill Sherry Hogshead Cask No: 5002229 Bottled: 31/10/2012 Speymalt Whisky Distributors Limited, Elgin

BUNNAHABHAIN 43 % INFO
2 0 0 4 Distilled
THE MACPHAIL'S COLLECTION
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
from Bunnahabhain Distillery
Specially selected, produced and
bottled by Gordon & Macphail, Elgin


BUNNAHABHAIN 54.2 %
Matured for 14 years
PEATED
CASK STRENGHT
Islay Single Malt
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY
Distilled: 11/12/97
Matured in a Hogshead
Cask no: 5560
Bottled: 07/12/12
292 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chill Filtered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL


BUNNAHABHAIN 46 %
1 9 9 7
HEAVILY PEATED
Matured for 15 years
Islay Single Malt
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY
Distilled: 11/12/97
Matured in a Hogshead
Cask no: 5577
Bottled: 30/05/13
329 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chill Filtered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL


BUNNAHABHAIN
VINTAGE 2 0 0 2
11 years old 46 %
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY
Islay Single Malt
Distilled: 04/02/02
Matured in a 1st Fill Sherry Butt
Cask no: 422
Bottled: 05/11/13
813 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL

BUNNAHABHAIN
INFO
Aged 6 years 61.2 %
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
FROM A SINGLE CASK
Date Distilled: 3rd October 2007
Cask Type: Refill Hogshead / ex Bourbon
Society Single Cask: CODE 10.78
Outturn: One of only 277 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
Sing along with Julie Andrews




BUNNAHABHAIN
1 9 9 7
Aged 16 years 51,9 %
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY
Islay Single Malt
CASK STRENGHT
PEATED
Distilled: 11/12/97
Matured in a Hogshead
Cask No: 5787
Bottled: 10/07/14
281 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company. NL,
Amersfoort


BUNNAHABHAIN
VINTAGE 2 00 5
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY

Islay Single Malt
9 years old 46 %
Distilled: 09/03/05
Matured in a 1st Fill Sherry Butt
Cask no: 581
Bottled: 01/10/14
808 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company NL


BUNNAHABHAIN INFO
46.3 %
Established in 1881
CEOBANACH
Over 10 years old
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Limited Batch
Batch No. 01
Natural Colour
Un - Chillfiltered
Distilled, Matured & Bottled in Scotland
The Bunnahabhain Distillery Company,
Bunnahabhain, Isle of Islay.


BUNNAHABHAIN
VINTAGE 1 9 9 7
LAST BOTTLE AND EMPTY
13 years old 46 %
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY
Islay Single Malt
HEAVILY PEATED
Distilled: 15/12/97
Matured in a Hogshead
Cask No: 5678
Bottled 08/12/11
379 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company. NL

BUNNAHABHAIN
VINTAGE 2 0 0 5
7 years old 46 %
SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND
Selected by Van Wees
Distilled: 24/10/2005
Cask Type: Refill Sherry Hogshead
Cask No: 5002232
Bottled: 24/10/2012
Specialy Selected Produced and Bottled by
Speymalt Whisky Distributors Limited, Elgin

BUNNAHABHAIN
VINTAGE 2 0 0 6
8 years old 46 %
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY
Islay Single Malt
Distilled: 26/06/06
Matured in a 1st Fill Sherry Butt
Cask no: 2127
Bottled: 04/06/15
815 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chill Filtered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL


BUNNAHABHAIN INFO 10 year 62.1 %
SOCIETY SINGLE CASK
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
FROM A SINGLE CASK
Date Distilled: 25th May 2005
Cask: Refill Barrel / ex Bourbon
Society Single Cask: Code:
1 0 . 9 1
Outturn: One of Only 210 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
A well - mannered dram


BUNNAHABHAIN
VINTAGE 2 0 0 3
12 years 46 %
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY
Islay Single Malt
Distilled: 21/04/03
Matured in a 1st Fill Sherry Butt
Cask no: 1154
Bottled: 26/02/16
767 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL


BUNNAHABHAIN
Estd. 1881
Aged 18 years 46.3 %
X V I I I
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Natural Colour
Un - Chillfiltered
Distilled, Matured & Bottled in
Scotland
The Bunnahabhain Distillery Company,
Bunnahabhain, Isle of Islay.


BUNNAHABHAIN INFO
Since 1881
Over 10 years old 46.3 %
CEOBANACH
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
BATCH NO. 2
Natural Colour
Un - Chillfiltered
Distilled, Matured & Bottled in Scotland
The Bunnahabhain Distillery Company
Bunnahabhain, Isle of Islay


BUNNAHABHAIN INFO
Established 1881
46, 3 %
EIRIGH NA GREINE
The Gaelic for "Morning Sky"
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
BATCH NO: 0 2
Natural Colour
Un - Chillfilered
Distilled, Matured & Bottled in Scotland
The Bunnahabhain Distillery Company
Bunnahabhain, Isle of Islay



BUNNAHABHAIN (1881 - 1930) (1937 - 1982) (1984 also see MOINE

Port Askaig, Islay, Argyll. Licentiehouders: The Highland Distillers Pic.
Bunnahabhain werd gebouwd in 1881, in opdracht van de gebroeders Greenlees, die hier boerden en door het bouwen van een distilleerderij de opbrengst van de door hun ver-bouwde gerst konden verbeteren.
De plaats was afgelegen, moerasland en onbewoond, maar er was uitstekend water en turf voorhanden.
Het water, afkomstig van de Margadale bron stroomt via de Margadale rivier 250 meter verder in de Sound of Islay, die Islay scheidt van Jura.
Bunnahabhain is Keltisch voor 'monding aan de rivier'. De naam van de onderneming was Islay Distillery Company.
Vanaf het begin was Bunnahabhain ontworpen als een distilleerderij met een hoge pro-duktie, vooral bedoeld voor blenders te Glasgow.
Als malt whisky werd Bunnahabhain voor het eerst uitgebracht, met 12 jaar als leeftijd in 1979.
Vanwege de afgelegen plek moest er niet alleen een distilleerderij worden gebouwd, maar ook huizen, een verenigingslokaal voor het personeel en een school voor hun kinderen.
Ook moest er een verbindingsweg worden aangelegd vanaf de hoofdweg van Bridgend naar Port Askaig en een pier, waaraan schepen konden aanmeren.
De laatste kostte alleen al £ 3500. De totale kosten voor het geheel werden begroot op £ 30.000.
Het was een schoolvoorbeeld van Victoriaanse inustrialisering.
Kort voor de voltooing werd de distilleerderij grotendeel door een wervelstorm verwoest, twee stoomboilers die op het strand lagen om geinstalleerd te worden werden over de Sound of Islay heen geworpen op de kust van Jura.
Bunnhabhain werd opgeleverd in 1882.
Het gebouwencomplex omringt een besloten binnenplaats met een poort naar buiten. Ook Bruichladdich kreeg deze vorm.
Robertson & Baxter werden benoemd tot verkoopagenten met een provisie van twopence per gallon.
Het eerste half jaar van Bunnahabhain leverde een winst op van £ 5000, dat was een rendement van 23 X, het volgende jaar was dat £ 10.000.
De directie was zo ingenomen met hun manager Mr. Smith, dat hij zijn eigen salaris kon vaststellen, hij vroeg en kreeg £ 350, betaalde geen huur, verwarming en licht, kreeg een stuk grond om een koe te houden en kreeg £ 30 betaald voor meubilair!
Mede dank zij de aanmoediging van Robertson & Baxter, de grootste afnemer van de whisky, fuseerde de Islay Distillery Company in 1887 met Glenrothes - Glenlivet Distillery van W. Grant, en vormden zo de Highland Distilleries Ltd.

Samen konden de twee distilleerderijen 1,800.000 liter spirit per jaar produceren.
Maar de jaren van voorspoed kwamen tot een einde, ingeluid door het bankroet van de blen-blenders, de gebroeders Pattison te Leith in 1898.
De samenwerking tussen Robertson & Baxter duurde voort, waarbij Robertson & Baxter voor de verkoop zorgde en Highland Distillers Ltd voor de produktie, beiden bleven onafhankelijk van elkaar.
In 1922 moest Robertson & Baxter, als gevolg van de drooglegging in de Verenigde Staten zijn gehele voorraad whisky verkopen en hun belangrijkste whiskymerk 'Pinch' van hun dochteronderneming Haig & Haig.
Kopers waren Buchanan - Dewar, de Distillers Compnay Ltd, (D.C.L). en John Walker & Sons.
De aandelen die R & B had in de Caol Ila distilleerderij kwamen in de handen van Dewar's, John Walker & Sons en W.P. Lowrie.
Zo groot was de crisis, dat zo goed als alle ondernemingen in de whiskyindustrie met baargeld problemen, en dat waren er heel veel, ophielden te bestaan, of werden overge-nomen door de almachtige Distillers Company Ltd, al of niet in samenwerking met de 'Big Three', Dewar's, Buchanan en Walker.
Architect van deze gang van zaken was de directeur van de D.CL. William Henry Ross (1862 - 1944).
In 1925 fuseerden deze 'Big Three', de leiding kreeg William Henry Ross. John Haig was in 1924 al gefuseerd met de D.C.L.
Robertson & Baxter ging niet ten onder, maar zocht en vond wegen om whisky via smokkelaars te blijven exporteren naar Amerika, vooral via Canada en de Bahama's.
Een heel belangrijke schakel was Berry Bross te Londen, die met hun merk Cutty Sark, geblend door Robertson & Baxter, sinds 1923? (en nog steeds) een heel sterk en goed verkochte whisky hadden dat Amerika werd binnengebracht door Captain Bill McCoy via Nassau.
McCoy had een zo grote reputatie opgebouwd, door alleen goede produkten te leveren dat Cutty Sark werd verkocht als 'the real McCoy', iets wat ze na de beëindiging van de droog-legging een enorme voorsprong gaf op concurenten.
Gedurende de tweede wereldoorlog was Bunnahabhain gesloten.
Slechts 44 distilleerderijen bleven geopend in 1942, waarvan de whisky hoofdzakelijk naar Amerika werd verkocht om de nodige Dollars te verdienen ten behoeve van de regering.
In 1945 ging Bunnahabhain weer in produktie.
In 1975 werd Bunnahabhain uitgebreid met twee ketels tot vier met een produktie capaciteit van 1,2 miljoen liter spirit per jaar.
Tengevolge van overcapaciteit sloot Bunnahabhain in Maart 1982 en 15 banen gingen verloren
Zes man bleven aan het werk voor onderhoud, de overigen hoefden geen huur te betalen en kregen brandstof voor niets.

De produktie van malt whisky was gekrompen van 83,7 % van de produktie capaciteit in 1978 tot 38,6 % in 1982.
Er waren toen 116 distilleerderijen met datzelfde probleem in Schotland.
In 1984 kwam er weer een opleving voor de whiskyindustrie, de export van blended whisky steeg met 1 %, maar maltwhisky met 25 %.
De Italianen zetten de toon door 51 % meer malt whisky te drinken dan het jaar ervoor, ze zouden jarenlang de grootste malt whisky drinkers per persoon ter wereld blijven.
5 % van de produktie van Bunnahabhain wordt verkocht als een single malt whisky, de overige whisky gaat vooral in de blends The Famous Grouse en Black Bottle.
De mout komt van Port Ellen.
De gebruikte mout wordt niet boven turf gedroogd, maar met hete lucht.
Het enigzins ziltige komt van het gebruikte water en de plaats waar de whisky rijpt.
Het water komt van de Margadale Hills.
De Mash tun is 12,5 ton.
De zes Wash backs zijn elk 66.500 liter.
De twee Wash stills zijn elk 30.000 liter, de twee Spirit stills elk 15.000 liter, ze worden indirect met stoom verhit.
Sinds 2002 is Bunnahabhain 'Home of Black Bottle'. De distilleerderij kat heet Zeus.
The Highland Distilleries Plc, eigenaars van Bunnahabhain, werden in 1887 gevormd door het samengaan van Bunnhabhain met de Glenrothes - Glenlivet distilleerderij van W. Grant.
Doel was om single malt whiskies te gaan leveren aan onafhankelijke blenders, als tegen-wicht tenopzichte van de toen steeds machtiger wordende Distillers Company Ltd. (D.C.L.).
De eerste directeur was W.A. Robertson, stichter van Robertson & Baxter in 1857 te Glas-gow, whiskyblenders en handelaren.
In 1892 werd Glenglassaugh gekocht, Tamdhu in 1898 en Highland Park in 1937.
In 1948 werden aandelen gekocht in Robertson & Baxter, blenders van o.a. Cutty Sark, eigendom van Berry Bros & Rudd (1690).
Robertson & Baxter zijn zelf eigenaars van Lang Brothers en hun Glengoyne distilleerderij In 1970 werd Gloag & Son Limited, de blenders van The Famous Grouse hun eigendom.
In 1988 was er een management buy-out en in 1990 betaalde The Highland Distillers Plc £ 75,9 000.000 aan Orphar, de controlerende onderneming van Remy Martin en Cointreau, wat ze een belang van 20 X in het aandelenkapitaal gaf.
Tegelijkertijd verkocht The Highland Distilleries Plc zijn 12,7 belang in The Macallan aan Orphar en verwierf voor £ 31,3 000.000 de Glenturret distilleerderij van Cointreau.

In Oktober 1999 laat Highland Distillers weten te zijn benaderd over een mogelijk overname bod.
De beurswaarde komt uit op £ 462 miljoen, is ruim 1,5 miljard gulden.
William Grant & Sons Ltd (van Glenfiddich, The Balvenie? Kininvie en Convalmore, en ook de eigenaars van Girvan Grain Distillery, met vroeger de Ladyburn malt distilleerderij binnen zijn poorten) heeft 30 % van het aandelenkapitaal van Highland Distillers gekocht.
70 X van het aandelenkapitaal is in handen van Edrington, de eigenaars van Glengoyne, blenders van Cutty Sark en 50 % bezitten van Matthew Gloag, de blenders van The Famous Grouse.
Suntory, eigenaars van Morrison's Bowmore (met ook Auchentoshan en Glengarioch) heeft zijn belang van 25 % in The Macallan verkocht aan William Grant & Sons en Edrington.
2002 William Grant & Sons (Glenfiddich) toont belangstelling in de aankoop van Bunnahabhain, maar dat gebeurt niet
2003 In April verkoopt Edrington Bunnahabhain en het merk Black Bottle aan Burn Stewart Distilleries (CL. Worl Brands) voor £ 10 miljoen
2004 Bunnahabhain experimenteert in 1998-1999 met het produceren van een geturfrookte malt whisky
Voor het eerst uitgebracht als een 6 jaar oud, de naam: Moine
2005 Kapaciteit: 2.500.000 liter spirit per jaar

History of Bunnahabhain Distillery

The windswept, yet fertile, island of Islay lies out in the Atlantic beyond the Mull of Kintyre, the most southerly of the Hebridean islands. Since it was acquired by Daniel Campbell of Shawfield, a wealthy Glasgow merchant and Member of Parliament for the City, the landscape of the island has been transformed by the efforts of successive lairds to improve agriculture and create employment in a variety of rural industries.

Distilling commercially has been part of the fabric of Islay life since the end of the eighteenth century. Its whiskies were similar in character to the strongly flavoured malts of Campbeltown, which emerged as the largest single centre of the industry in Scotland after the reforms in 1822 and 1823 made illicit distilling a thing of the past. Several distilleries were built on Islay at that time, notably Bowmore re-established in 1825 by John Johnston who also worked Lagavulin, and Laphroaig opened by Donald Johnston in the following year. Although very small, these distilleries soon became an integral part of the island's economy, providing an outlet for the locally grown four-row barley, known as bere, supplying draff for cattlefeed, and giving employment to many families for cutting and carting peats. With the widescale development of blending from the 1860s, Islay whiskies were much in demand as they imparted a distinctive flavour to individual blends.
MATTHEW GLOAG & SON, LTD , PERTH Continuation Sheet No.
-2-
The Scotch whisky trade was booming as people switched to drinking the newly fashionable blended whisky, away from brandy and sherry, whose reputations had been sullied by the phylloxera disease that had ravished European vineyards. Throughout Scotland, distilleries were enlarged or established to cater for the seemingly insatiable demand.
On 26 March, 1881, the Oban Times reported from Port Askaig:

Two new distilleries are likely to be erected in Islay during the course of the year - one at Bunnahahhain, near Caol Ha, and the other at Bruichladdich, near Port Charlotte; the former by the Islay Distillery Company and the latter by Mr Harvey, Dundas Hill, Glasgow. Tins is good news, as more work brings fuller pockets.

The decision to build the new distillery in the Sound of Islay almost certainly stemmed from the close relationship between Robertson & Baxter and Bulloch, Lade & Co, the owners of Caol Ila and the Benmore distillery in Campbeltown. W.A. Robertson admired the distinctly flavoured Caol Ila malt which ideally suited the needs of his many blending customers. Although the ground behind Bunnahabhain Bay in 1880 was completely desolate moorland, its chief attraction for the partners in the Islay Distillery Company was an abundant supply of fresh peaty water tumbling down a burn from Loch Staoinsha, and its situation on the shore of the Sound of Islay making it accessible to coastal shipping.
The ground at Bunnahabhain had been finally purchased for £2,000 from Charles Morrison's Islay Estates in August 1880, but work did not begin until the following spring on the ambitiously planned new distillery incorporating all the latest labour-saving devices and with a capacity of 0 gallons a year. Unlike either Bruichladdich or the extension in progress at Caol Ila, both of which were constructed of cement - a novel building material - Bunnahabhain was to be in the traditional manner of locally quarried stone.

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The company appointed a Campbeltown firm, Ferguson & Watson, as their contractors in the expectation that distilling could begin at the opening of the 1882/83 season. The steamer Islay arrived at the site on 6 May 1881 with a quantity of wood to be used in the erection of temporary huts for the workmen and within days about fifty men were digging and quarrying. Apart from the distillery building itself, a mile long road had to be laid up the steep cliff to join the track from Port Askaig, a pier had to be constructed out into the fast flowing Sound of Islay, and houses put up for the workforce and the excisemen. The total cost was estimated at some £0.

The contractors' task was not without its surprises. During the summer when one of the foremen was walking along the beach, he became thirsty and began to look for fresh water. Finding a small spring bubbling up through the shingle, he tried to open it with his hands and in so doing, uncovered a small box with a loose lid. On opening it he was confronted with 'the strange spectacle of a number of human bones blackened with age, and mouldering in decay'. Unnerved by what appeared to be the evidence of a secret burial, or even murder, the navvies at the site were relieved to learn that the box had probably been buried by a local sea captain who had been left the bones by a doctor who had gone abroad. By the end of October, the contractors were sufficiently pleased with progress to entertain the hundred workmen at work on the site at Port Askaig Hotel 'in a handsome and liberal manner'.

Only five weeks later a gale of almost hurricane force struck the west coast of Scotland, damaging the half-completed structure and sweeping two large steam boilers that had just been unloaded, off the beach across the Sound of Islay onto the Jura shore. Undaunted the partners and their contractors set to work to make good the damage.


MATTHEW GLOAG & SON, LTD., PERTH Continuation Sheet No.
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When completed the following year, Bunnahabhain distillery was much admired. Writing five years later, Alfred Barnard, author of Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom, was flattering in his praise for its well-conceived labour-saving design:
'The Distillery proper is a fine pile of buildings in the form of a square and quite enclosed. Entering by a noble gateway one forms an immediate sense of the compactness and symmetrical construction of the work.
The southern wing is four storeys in height, the ground floor being occupied as a Warehouse, the second and third floors as Malt Barns, and the upper floor as a Grain loft. The barley is raised to the Granary by the means of Elevators driven by steam, and propelled by a screw working within a case, to any part of the Loft; the discharge being provided for by an adjustment of the openings of the case. The malt is likewise conveyed to the kilns in a similar manner and much waste of grain is thus prevented, as barrows are entirely dispensed with... At the eastern end of the Loft is the Steep, from which the moistened grain can be passed down to the Malt floors by simply raising some movable plates in the bottom. Two spacious Kilns occupy the angle of the building and instead of the old fashioned close brick fire-places, they are furnished with open chauffeurs, from which the heated air ascends to the floor on which the malt is spread; this floor is of wire netting covered with hair cloth. Nothing but peat is used in the Kilns which is dug in the district and is of exceptionally fine quality. A large quantity of this peat is always kept stored, so that only that which has become thoroughly matured is used; this is a very important consideration in drying with malt, as well-seasoned peat is free from the sulphurous matter which it contains when newly dug.

Tire western wing is of three storeys and contains Cooperage, Coal Shed, Mill Room, Malt Deposit and Mash House. In the northern wing is situated the Engine House, Boilers and Still House; the latter a vast open building, containing the Cooler, into which the worts are forced by a centrifugal pump; the Refrigerator, one of Morton's best; the six Backs, or Fermenting Tuns each capable of containing 0 gallons; the Wash chargers of similar capacity; the Wash Still holding 0 gallons, and the Spirits Still, holding 0 gallons; and other necessary utensils.. .All the plant is of the newest and most approved description and is erected on the gravitation system'.

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Early in January 1883 the board agreed that in keeping with their original plans the whisky would only be sole wholesale, principally for blending. All customers were to be treated equally, with no special rebates or discounts. Robertson & Baxter naturally were appointed 'agents for the sale of whisky' with a commission of twopence per gallon.

By the end of the first financial year of the Islay Distillery Company's operations on 31 August 1883, more than £21,000 worth of whisky had been sold, yielding a handsome profit on not more than six months working of almost £0 - a return of twenty-three per cent on the capital. This outstanding achievement at the beginning of the enterprise, reflecting the buoyant market for blend, was repeated in the following year when profits almost doubled to just under £0. Recognising the important role played by their manager, Mr Smith, in achieving these excellent results, the directors unanimously agreed to his 'terms and conditions' to remain in the job, 'salary £350 per annum, free house, fire and lighting, keep for cow, all expenses attending removal of household and sum of not less than £30 to be expended on furniture for manager's house'. Shortly afterwards, a school was opened at the distillery for the 18 children living there.

The Oban Times had rightly predicted that the decision to build the distillery would create new jobs. Even in the difficult years of 1885 & 1886 when the economy was depressed and the demand for new whisky slack, three gangs of men were engaged in cutting peat during the months of April, May and June. In the fortnight beginning 1 June, thirteen men and women worked for a shilling a day in carrying and stacking peat. By 1889, when the industry had recovered, the number of gangs cutting peat had risen to four. At this time there were twelve men and boys, and one woman, working inside the distillery and, depending on the season, between three and fifteen people engaged in outside jobs. The men were paid between three shillings and sixpence and five shillings a day for a six day week.
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In the summer of 1887 the directors of Islay Distillery Co. decided to amalgamate their business with that of William Grant & Co., owners of Glen Rothes distillery, to form Highland Distilleries Co. After a little more than five years of existence Islay Distillery Co. was put into liquidation and the assets transferred to the new company. This change of ownership made little difference to the day-to-day management of the distillery or the sale of its fine Islay malt whisky. This was used almost entirely for blending until the late 1970s when the twelve year-old malt was launched in an attractive black bottle with an eye-catching label showing a Scottish sailor at the helm of a large vessel, no doubt making its way past Islay on the last leg of its voyage to Glasgow. The simple caption "Westering Home' is taken from the well-known Scottish song that captures the love of all those families from the West Highlands scattered throughout the world for their islands and their native drink:

'Westering home with a song in the air
Light in the eye and its goodbye to care
Laughter o 'love and a welcoming there
Isle of my heart my own one'.

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is distributed by Matthew Gloag & Son and available in specialist outlets throughout the United Kingdom.

Bunnhabhain Distillery Factfile

Distillery operating hours 5 ½ days a week, 24 hours a day
Number of emplyees 11
Water source Margadale Spring (whisky water)
Loch Staoisha (coolin water)
Water reserve Not known
Water colour clear
Peat content of water zero
Malt source Simpson's (Berwick) 90 per cent
Port Ellen 10 per cent
Own floor maltings unused
Malt type Optic
Malt specification phenols Bunnahabhain: less than 2 ppm;
new peaty spirit: 38 ppm
Finished spirit phenols Bunnahabhain: trace;
new peaty spirit: not yet analysed
Malt storage 900 tonnes
Mill type Porteus, installed 1964
Grist storage 30 tonnes
Mash tun construction stainless steel: rake and plough
Mash size 12.5-13 tonnes
First water 43.000 litres at 82o C plus 7-8.000 litres
of cold water to achieve first-water
temperature of 64o C
Second water 24.000 litres at 80o C
Third water 20.000 litres at 90o C
Fourth water 23.000 litres at 90o C
Number of washbacks 6
Washback construction Oregon pine
Washback charge 66.500 litres
Yeast Quest cultured yeast
Amount of yeast 250 kg per washback
Lenght of fermentation 63 hours (shorts: week):
80 hours (longs: weekend)
Initial fermentation temperature 20o C (weekdays): f'O C (weekends)

Strenght of wash 6,5 per cent - 8,5 per cent abv
Number of wash stills 2
Wash stills built 1: 1989; 2: 1963
Wash still capacity 35.356 litres
Wash still charge 16.625 litres (47 per cent of capacity)
Heat source steam pans
Wash still height 25 feet 10 inches (7.87 m)
Wash sti 11 shape plain
Lenght of low-wines run c. 5 hours
Low-wines collection range ~ 46 per cent abv - 0.5 per cent abv
Number of spirit stills 2
Spirit stills built 1: not known (pre-1963) 2: 1963
Spirit still capacity 15.546 litres
Spirit still charge 9.000-9.600 litres (around 60 per cent capacity)
Strenght of spirit still charge 26 per cent abv
Heat source steam pans
Spirit still height 20 feet 10 inches (6.35 m)
Spirit still shape plain
Lyne arm straight
Purifier ? no
Condensers Two wash-still condensers, each 14 feet 4 inches
(4.37 m) long, one sited internally and one exter
nally, tube width 7/8 inch (2.2 cm),
number of tubes: information not available.
Two spirit-still condensers, each 13 feet 9 inches (4.19 m) long,
one sited internally and one externally,
tube width 7/8 inch (2.2 cm)
number of tubes: information not available
Lenght of foreshot run about 10 minutes
Lenght of spirit run 2-3 hours
Lenght of feints run about 3 hours
Spirit cut Bunnahabhain: 72 per cent
abv - 64 per cent abv;
new peaty spirit: 72 per cent abv to 61.5 per cent abv
Distilling strenght 68.5 per cent abv average

Storage strenght 63.5 per cent abv
Average spirit yield 409,5 litres of pure alcohol per tonne of malt
(2003)
Disposal of pot ale and spent lees piped into Sound of Islay
Type of cask filled for branded malt 10 per cent first-fill and second-fill sherry casks
of various sizes
Current annual output 1.000.000 litres of pure alcohol (2003)
Number of warehouses 7 (numbered 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Type of warehouses dunnage and racking
Storage capacity on Islay 21.000 casks
Percentage of branded malt entirely
aged on Islay 100 per cent
Vatting and bottling location East Kilbride
Distillery expressions 12- year old
Vintage-dated special releases
Major blending roles Cutty Sark, Black Bottle, Famous Grouse,
Scottish Leader

Bron: Peat, Smoke and Fire by Andrew Jefford

Voorjaar 1999 kregen de Edrington Group en Highland Distillers verschil van mening over het niet of wel aanhouden van de beursnotering.
September 1999 wordt bekend dat Edrington en William Grant & Sons samen Highland Distillers overnemen.
De naam van de nieuwe onderneming luidt: The 1887 Company, wat slaat op het stichtingsjaar van Highland Distillers.
Edrington verkrijgt 70 %-, William Grant & Sons 30 % van de aandelen'. Februari 2003
Ian Bankier, manager van Burn Stewart maakt bekend dat CL. Financial te Trinidad en To-bago, producent van rum en Angostura Bitter, die al een aandeel had in Burn Stewart van 28,9 % dit aandeel hebben verhoogd tot 52 X%en het dus nu voor het zeggen hebben.
CL. Financial is de naam van de holding waaronder 62 ondernemingen vallen, verzekeren, financiële dienstverlening en projectontwikkeling.
In 1997 werd Angostura overgenomen en in 1998 Todhunter Rum.
CL. Financial betaalde £ 48,9 miljoen voor Burn Stewart, de merknaam Scottish Leader en de twee distilleerderijen Deanston en Tobermory.
Even later neemt Burnt Stewart Bunnahabhain op Islay over en het merk Black Bottle. Ian Bankier is nu (2003) de C E 0 van CL. World Brands.
Ian Bankier verlaat in 2003 C L World Brands en neemt in Februari 2004 The Whisky Shop over, een detail keten, met winkels in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Fort William, Oban en Callander, met de bedoeling de keten uit te breiden naar andere steden in het Verenigd Koninkrijk.

Bunnahabhain werd gebouwd in 1881 op land dat was gekocht voor £ 2000 van de landheer Charles Morrison (dat zou nu zijn £ 129.000).
De originele whisky van Bunnahabhain was geturfrookt, dit duurde voort tot begin zestiger jaren.
Tot 2003 was de whisky niet geturfrookt.
Bunnahabhain was gesloten van 1932 tot 1936, gedurende de tweede wereldoorlog en van 1982 to 1984.
In 1963 werd de produktie verdubbeld door de veel grotere verkopen van Cutty Sark, waarvan Bunnahabhain een belangrijke smaakmaker is.
Door dit succes was de formule veranderd van Bunnahabhain, Cutty Sark is een heel lichte blend, daar paste niet een geturfrookte Bunnahabhain in.
Vanaf 17 November 2003 werd er weer zwaarder geturfrookt, en in 1991 en 1997 werden er whiskies gemaakr met twee verschillende turf sterktes. (28 ppm en 38 ppm)
De drie moutvloeren waren voor het laatst in gebruik in 1963, maar bestaan nog steeds.
90 % van de mout komt van Simpson' Berwick Maltings, 10 % van Port Ellen.
Quest M en Quest M X zijn de gebruikte gistsoorten.
Sinds 1963 heeft Bunnahbahain twee wash stills en twee spirit stills.
Bunnahabhain heeft zeven lagerpakhuizen voor ongeveer 21000 vaten.
Eind jaren tachtig zijn er experimenten uitgevoerd om whiskies uit andere regionen van Schotland te laten rijpen bij Bunnahabhain, o.a. Glen Rothes en omgekeerd, Bunnahabhain op het Schotse vaste land.
Er worden bij Bunnahabhain zowel sherry- als bourbonvaten gebruikt

In 1879, the Islay Distillery Co was established to construct a new distillery in
the Sound of Islay, Argyll & Bute

The partners of this new company were James Ford of William Ford & Sons,
tea, wine and spirit merchants of Leith, Edinburgh, James Watson Greenlees,
a partner in McMurchy & Ralston of Campbeltown, Argyll & Bute and William
A. Robertson of Robertson & Baxter, wholesale whisky merchants in Glasgow.

Land was purchased in 1880 and construction commenced of the Bunnahabhain
distillery the following year with projected production volume of 200.000 gal-
lons a year.

In 1882 the company was incorporated as Islay Distillery Co Ltd with a share
capital of 32.000 Pound. During 1882 the Bunnahabhain distillery opened,
though fill production was not achieved unti January 1883.

The directors of the Islay Distillery Co Ltd decided to sell their whisky whole-
sale only, principally for blending and Robertson & Baxter were appointed
as their agents for its sale.

Initially Islay Distillery Co Ltd saw handsome profits, however the success of
these first eighteen months was not sustained during 1886 - 1887. These years
saw a depression of the economy as a whole, which effected the whisky industry
and as a consequence the Islay Distillery Co Ltd saw its production slashed and its profits more than halved.

In 1887 with reduced profits and in the face of competition from other distillers
the company decided tp amalgamate their business with William Grant & Co,
owners of the Glenrothes distillery in Rothes, Moray, to form the Highland
Distilleries Co Ltd

Despite the change of ownership there was little change in the to day running of
Bunnahbahain distillery. The whisky continued to be used almost entirely for
Blending. In
1930 the decision was taken to close Bunnahbahain as the recession deepened and unemployment accelerated within all industries but re-
opened in 1937.

In 1963 a second pair of stills were added and it continued to produce whisky for blending, mainly in the Famous Grouse and Black Bottle blends, until the
late 1970s when the 12 year old single malt whisky was launched under the
Bunnahabhain brand.


Port Askaig, Islay, Argyll
Pronunciation: "bu-nna-HAH-vin"
Translation: "Mouth of the River"
Slogans: "Gentle taste of Islay"
" Experience the gentle taste"
"The Spiritual Home of Black Bottle"
Established: 1881
Status / Producing: Active
Water Sources: For Production: Margadale Spring For Cooling: Loch Staoisla
Barley: Optic, Simpson's and Port Ellen Maltings for peated malt)
Phenols: Less than 2-ppm for the standard Bunnahabhain, and
35- ppm for the "Moine"= peated malt
Gristmill; Porteus Mill from 1964
Mash Tun: 1 Traditional Steel Mash Tun with a capacity of 15 tonnes
Currently (2012) 12.52 tonnes
Washbacks: 6 Oregon pine with a capacity of 110.000 litres, charged (in 2012) at 66.500 litres
Yeast: Quest cultured yeast
Fermentation: Minimum 48 hours till around 96 hours in the weekends
Stills: 2 Wash Stills each 35.000 litres 2 Spirit Stills each 16.000 litres
Average strength of New Make: 69 %
Cask Types: 60 % First - Fill, Second Fill Bourbon Barrels and Refill Whisky Hogsheads 40 % First - Fill and Second Fill Sherry Casks of various sizes
Cask Entry Strenght: 63,5 %
Warehouses: 7 on - site = 6 dunnage and 1 racked The Malt for Single malt Whiskies is matured at the distillery. A quantity of malt for blending is shipped to mainland for maturation.
Vatting and Bottling: at Burn Stewart's East Kilbridge bottling plant
Capacity: 2.500.000 litres a year
Output: (2012 2.000.000 litres a year
Visitor Centre: Yes a small one and shop
Parent owner: C L Financial, Trinidad
Blending Role: 85 % Blends, 15 % Single Malt

November 2012

BUNNAHABHAIN

Master Distiller Ian MacMillan has discovered the casks in the ledgers of Bunnahabhain distillery.

This whisky is unpeated, unchill filtered and 41.7 % and 750 bottles.

The so - called " Turney "casks were filled, 40 years ago by the wine merchants J. G. Turney
In Glasgow.

This limited batch Bunnahabhain Ceõbanach, pronounced "kyaw - bin - och"and
meaning "smoky mist" from the Scot's Gaelic, was created to reflect the intensely
peated origins of Bunnahabhain single malt nScotch whisky back in the late 19th
century.

Began with a dream of Ian MacMillan our Master Distiller. His desire was to reflect
the 19th century origins of Bunnahabhain, both the place and the single malt's
charming complex character.

Ian took inspiration from life on Islay in the 1800's, when the whole community was dependent on peat for warmth, fuel and trade. A time when smoke from the open
fires mingled with the salty sea air to create a "smoky mist"you could almost taste.

You 'il find complex layers of flavor in this natural un - chillfiltered single malt: the
lemon gold liquid has been matured in ex bourbon casks for over 10 years
producing a rich sweet creamy oak maltiness on the palate complementing the
intensely peated fragrant smoke on the nose.

Bunnahabhain Ceobanach - an inspired dram, evocative of times long past.
BUNNAHABHAIN

Bunnahabhain's original whisky was different to that produced during the second half of the
twentieth century, it was robustly peated and this remained so until the early 1960's.

Between the 1960's and 2003 it was unpeated, apart from two experimental runs using peat
one run in 1991 using peat at 28 ppm and the second run in 1997 at 38 ppm.


This limited batch Bunnahabhain, Ceobanach pronounced 'kyaw -
bin - och' and meaning 'smoky mist' from the Scot's Gealic began
with a dream of Ian MacMillan our Master Distiller, his desire was
to reflect the 19th Bunnahabhain both the place and the single malt's
charming complex character.

Ceobanach 46.3 %

Ian took inspiration from life an Islay in the 1880s, when the whole
community was dependent on peat for warmth, fuel and trade.
A time when smoke from the open fires mingled with the salty
sea air to create a 'smoky mist' you could almost taste.


Many years of careful nurturing have resulted in an un chillfiltered
single malt bursting with complex layers of natural flavours
evocative of times long past: the lemon hold liquid has been matured
in ex - bourbon casks for over 10 years, producing a rich sweet
creamy oak maltiness on the palate complementing the intensely
peated fragrant smoke on the nose.




A new morning sky rises above the remote haven of rugged
beauty that is Bunnahabhain and with it a new alluring ex -
pression of Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
is unveiled.

Bunnahabhain Eirigh Na Greine ( pronounced "Ae - ree ne gray - nyuh"
and meaning "Morning Sky"in Gaelic) is an intriguingly complex marriage
of vibrant Bunnahabhain single malts including some of the finest ex - red
wine cask matured Bunnahabhain whiskies.

Our Master Distiller has perfected the recipe to showcase Bunnahabhain's
signature taste, which consists of roasted nuts, fruits and hints of sea salt
and smoke. This complex bouquet has been further enhanced by the
sweet, rich and spicy aromas imparted by the Italian and French red
wine influence.

Only a small batch of Bunnahabhain Eirigh Na Greine is bottled every year.


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