This single malt embraces a powerful proposition: the foundation for a variation on the famous Bunnahabhain Islay single malt Scotch whisky. What if a touch of smoke from our peated malted barley was introduced in the distillation process? The Islay character is quite distinctive from that of the Bunnahabhain single malt, known for its gentle taste. Toiteach (pronounced 'Toch Chach') means 'smoky' in Gaelic, reflecting the seeming contradition that this peaty paradox represents.
This special bottling offers the connoisseur an opportunity to try something truly unique and beguiling in nature. The liquid has been masterfully distilled and quietly matured at the distillery, never for a moment leaving Islay during this process.
Bunnahabhain, meaning 'mouth of the river' from the Gaelic, is an idyllic place for Scotch whisky distillation with its sheltered coastline and remote, lusciously fertile landscape. The distillery itself dates back to 1881 and, through the years, local knowledge has grown in the 'art of whisky making' to ensure that only the finest whisky reaches the lips of those who love the Bunnahabhain single malt.
Appearance... A light golden hue glow from within
Nose... Charming peatiness with a sublte nose prickling strength emanates from the dram
Palate... Immediate warming peaty flavours drift towards a slightly sweet sherry influence with delicate peppery notes
Finish... Good robust length with extremely pleasant aftertaste - beautifully peated Bunnahabhain single malt for the discerning palate!