Bunnahabhain 30yr Marsala Cask Finish Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Bunnahabhain 30yr Marsala Cask Finish Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 1988

Item # 47846 750mL

With nearly 150yrs of distilling history already behind them, this Islay stalwart still flies under the radar next to its big peat, smoky neighbors. But as more and more limited, old, special bottlings like this trickle out, it is clear they are (and have been) producing some of the most outstanding whisky in all of Scotland, consistently. Using only spirit distilled in 1988, the whiskies aged until 2016 before they were decanted into Marsala Wine Casks from Sicily and finished for an additional 6yrs prior to being bottled at a natural cask strength. Very limited release.

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As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”


History:Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out licenses, and since then, the distillation industry in Scotland has been continuously expanding....

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