What bewitches the observer even more is the seemingly incongruous ability of this distillery, exposed to the ferocious Atlantic elements, to craft a whisky of delicate refinement and exquisite balance, distinct from its boisterous neighboring peers.
Despite changes in ownership over the years, Bunnahabhain has steadfastly maintained its subtle whisky style. Unlike its companions, who embrace the smoky allure of peat, older vintages of Bunnahabhain bear no trace of it. Instead, they boast gentle notes of salt, nuts, and fruit, an intriguing departure from the norm.
Nevertheless, there are select weeks in which the distillery produces heavily-peated whisky, offering an entirely different sensory experience to delight the palate.
Much like a few exceptional distilleries, Bunnahabhain excels in both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry cask maturation, gracefully evolving into distinct characters along its maturation journey.