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As the original member of our current Core Range, Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old holds a special place in our hearts. First launched in 1979, the Bunnahabhain 12 year old has endured almost 40 years, thanks to the passion and dedication of our distillery team, not to mention the love and support from our fans and friends around the world.
Our story is one of a journey home. For nearly a century, the only way our precious whisky could reach the outside world was by the sea. Steamers, running day and night, in all weathers, through Islay’s fast-flowing sounds. Every mile they’d sail would be another further from home; the calm and peaceful haven of Bunnahabhain Bay.
We toast their journey today, the way they would have done then –with a depth of flavour only Islay’s smoothest single malt produces. A taste only possible from one unique home.
Meaning ‘Smoky Two’ in Scots Gaelic, Toiteach A Dhà (pronounced Toch-ach ah-ghaa) is a sequel to the original peaty paradox on Bunnahabhain’s gentle single malt. To create this variant, we have selected a combination of Ex-Bourbon and Sherry casks which were then matured in full, in our coastal warehouses on Bunnahabhain Bay.
Our 18 Year Old is one of our most awarded Single Malts and once you’ve tasted it you’ll understand why. The deep mahogany colour of the whisky gives away the exclusive sherry cask maturation, and the tang of salt on the tongue reminds you of our coastal location. With warehouses positioned along the shore and a bay fed by the Sound of Islay, there is no escaping the salty sea air, especially when you’re maturing by it for 18 years.
Meaning Helmsman in Scots Gaelic, Stiùireadair, pays homage to the Bunnahabhain Helmsman, who adorns every bottle. But our Helmsman is no mere icon, he is a reminder of our origins, a link to our past, and a symbol of our enduring appreciation of the sea by which we are surrounded.
As the original member of our current Core Range, Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old holds a special place in our hearts. First launched in 1979, this whisky has endured almost 40 years, thanks to the passion and dedication of our distillery team, not to mention the love and support from our fans and friends around the world.