Although all of seven Islay distilleries produce very different Malts, they do have similar machinery. Part of life on an island is a reliance on your neighbour. This is why at each of the distilleries, you will find sheds filled with some very old parts. These are often rusted or broken but you never know when an old spring or cog can be reused in an emergency. Bunnahabhain XXV is an non chill filtered spirit, with natural colour and a higher strength of 46.3%, delivered in an Alder wooden chest lined with Hessian and closed with solid brass fittings.
Bunnahabhain are extremely picky in the selection of their oak barrels. They are individually inspected upon arrival to the distillery, if a cask is anything other than perfect, it will not be used for filling and will be dismantled.
Amber gold colour. A sherried nose at first, that introduces a stunning sweet caramel dessert aroma, beautifully entwined with subtle suggestions of oak and polished leather. The indulgence of sweet berries and cream ensures a wonderful mélange of tastes that progress into a roasted nut and malt feast. The finish is soft and dry with a delicate dispersal of sugar and spiced oak flavours lingering on the tongue.