Highlander Inn 2011 Single Cask Bottling ~ Bunnahabhain

The eleventh in our series of “Annual Single Cask Bottlings” is from Bunnahabhain distillery on Islay.

After nosing and tasting several cask samples from many distilleries, we eventually selected this cask, owned by Wemyss Vintage Malts.

Cask Number 1798 was distilled at Bunnahabhain distillery on Friday 2nd March 1979.

It was bottled on Tuesday 20th September 2011 at it’s natural cask strength of 51.4% alc/vol. From a sherry butt, the angels agreed to let us have 511 bottles (700ml).

This year we’re absolutely delighted that

Charles Maclean

kindly agreed to write the tasting comments on the back label.

A writer whose special subject is Scotch whisky, Charles has been researching and writing books & articles about whisky since 1981.

Maggie Riegler of the Greenhall Gallery, here in Craigellachie, was once again (for the 11th consecutive year) commissioned to paint a picture specifically for the front label which depicts a different view of the Highlander Inn to that of pervious years.

As always, included with each bottle is a unique Certificate of Ownership with the same number as the bottle, that can be framed and hung on your study / office / drawing room wall.

Again, each label was painstakingly applied to each bottle individually and then hamd numbered by Duncan Elphick ~ so it really is a personal bottling with none of this automatic labeling & numbering!

It was also initially available in the following countries; Japan, The Netherlands, Taiwan, Sweden and Italy.