Scotland: Whisky & Distilleries
by the Greenlees brothers between 1881 and 1893 on the model of
a castle of the French Bordeaux region, the Bunnahabhain distillery
belongs since 1887 to the Highlands Distillers group after having
operated under the name of Islay Distillery.
Extended in 1963, it was temporarily mothballed until 1983. Bunnahabhain was luckier than Port Ellen, definitively closed during the same year.
After having been closed for alteration works during several months, it resumed the production in autumn 2001.
The distillery was sold in may 2003 to Burn Stewart Distillers by Highland Distillers Co. Burn Stewart has been bought by a company based in Trinidad, CL Financial Ltd, who owns Angostura amongst other spirit brands. Other distilleries belonging to Burn Stewart are, Tobermory et Deanston
95% of the production is for blends, amongst others Black Bottle and The Famous Grouse.
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|WDTS: blind tasting sessions||List of all distilleries||How whisky is made||Central Highlands, Eastern Highlands, Northern Highlands,Western Highlands|
|Recent tastings||Distillery owners||Whisky history||Speyside|
|Visitors notes||The independent bottlers||All the bottles in collection||Lowlands|
|Post your own notes||The distilleries in their historical context||By order of preference||Islay|
|Interactive map of the distilleries||By order of value for money||Campbeltown|