Sitting proudly on the northern shore of Islay for over 130 years, Bunnahabhain distillery founded in 1881 is renowned for its flagship malt whisky which embodies ‘the gentle taste of Islay’, as it’s the only non-peated Islay malt. Now for the likes of international collectors and connoisseurs of rare malts, Bunnahabhain has announced the release of one-off rare single malt, which has impressively lain undiscovered for over 40 years at the Islay distillery. Hidden for four decades, the whisky ‘40 Yo Islay’ quietly matured until the casks listed in the distillery ledgers were discovered by Master Distiller, Ian MacMillan.
Mr. Ian MacMillan actually recognized the significance of the discovery after finding the ‘Turney’ casks, which were filled with the precious Bunnahabhain malt over 40 years ago by noted wine merchants from Glasgow, J G Turney.
And to capture the extraordinary journey, the renowned illustrator Ian Mclntosh has been commissioned by Bunnahabhain to retrace the voyage through the specially designed labels.
Limited to just 750 bottles which will be hand signed and individually numbered, each bottle priced at $3,195 will be presented in a bespoke oak gift box containing a secret compartment that reveals hidden designs replicating the ‘Journey of Discovery.’
Speaking about the rare single malts, we have earlier seen some of the best in the category, including the Japan's most expensive single malt "Yamazaki 50-Year-Old", the Dalmore Constellation Collection which has world's finest single malts, the world’s oldest single malt whisky Glenlivet 70 year Old, the $71,700 Glenfiddich 1937 bottle of whisky, and the Macallan 1824 single malt whisky, to name a few.