Bunnahabhain Distillery was founded on Islay in 1881 near Port Askaig. Bunnahabhain Village was established to accommodate its employees. Bunnahabhain is a milder single malt Islay whiskey that is readily available. Its taste contrasts sharply with other alcoholic beverages made on the island of Islay off the west coast of Scotland.
The stills and the huge courtyard are just two examples of how big everything is. Due to their low filling levels and large amounts of accessible copper, these contribute to the creation of a traditionally light malt.
The spirit is traditionally matured in ex-sherry casks, giving it a luscious sweetness and richness. However, it is not entirely clear where the spicy ginger note that characterizes Bunna's comes from. Refill kegs occasionally have a small salt rim. Bunna's peat content had fallen to almost zero by the 1960s, but Burn Stewart is restoring the area to its former smoky state. Currently 20% of the harvest is heavily peated and used to make various bottlings, the most popular of which is Taoiseach. The distillery was originally controlled by the Islay Distillery Company but the Highland Distilleries Company took it over in 1887.
A road to the distillery was built in 1960 after initially being supplied by ship. The last shipment by ship took place in 1993. As demand increased, it reopened in 1984 after closing in 1981. Burn Stewart, one of ten operating distilleries on the island, acquired it in 2003 and joined Distell in 2014.