The remote Bunnahabhain Distillery is situated in the north of Islay above Port Askaig. Bunnahabhain is Gaelic for river mouth, and the river runs just north of the distillery. It’s a glorious spot. The drive towards Bunnahabhain from Port Askaig along the winding road is stunning, with wonderful views of Jura and the sound of Islay. And at the end you’re rewarded with a warm welcome and a fabulous dram!
Bunnahabhain is one of the milder Islay whiskies. The water rises through limestone and is transported by pipeline to the distillery, so it doesn’t pick up peat on the way.
Distillery tours are run throughout the year and there are also a number of special tours.