Bunnahabhain says “Fèis Ìle is a time for celebration, the coming together of friends from across the globe, year on year to celebrate whisky and music on our Islay home. And what better way to celebrate than with this special dram.”
As Islay’s most northern distillery, they are known for unpeated, classically sherried single malts. And with its beautifully harmonious character, this limited release is quintessentially Bunnahabhain in style.
Distilled on 28th October 1998 and filled into American Oak casks then finished in first-fill Manzanilla sherry casks on 25th May 2016.
Manzanilla sherry is famed for its coastal, nutty characteristics; characteristics shared by our own Bunnahabhain spirit. And that’s why they work together beautifully.
The result is a warmly welcoming dram, with notes of salt & spice, fitting for the best of celebrations. So let’s raise a glass to friends near and far. Sláinte
Nose: Notes of freshly baked pastry with sweet almonds, rose petals, grapefruit and dried spices are balanced with a touch of mahogany and incense.
Palate: Coastal influence of seaweed and fresh sea air are met with raisins and dates and intertwined with creamy fudge, waxed red apples and a warm sweet spice reminiscent of star anise.
Finish: Spicy and aromatic with caramelised walnuts; the star anise fades to reveal lemon peel and pears with a lingering note of sea salt.