>Press release from DKC (DE KOCK COMMUNICATIONS)
Bunnahabhain, a name fast becoming synonymous with the best in single malts, will be showcasing at the Whisky Live Festival to be held from 5-7 November 2008 in Cape Town and 12 – 14 November in Johannesburg.
Master distiller Ian MacMillan, who has over 30 years’ experience in whisky distilling, will be at the festival in Cape Town to share the rich history and unique characteristics of Bunnahabhain’s three single malts he produces on the Isle of Islay. The 12-, 18- and 25-year old are recent additions to the South African market and have become much sought-after for their gentle and finessed profile amongst local whisky connoisseurs over the past year.
Home to the award-winning Bunnahabhain, the Isle of Islay, located off the west-coast of Scotland, is renowned the world over for producing exceptional single malts. Distinctive from the other single malts of Islay, Bunnahabhain is known for its wonderfully gentle taste profile. Its unique character is largely the result of malted barley enhanced by the pure spring water that flows freely underground, untainted by the peaty moorlands on this isolated coastal sanctuary.
Bunnahabhain (pronounced Bū-na-ha-venn) means mouth of the river in Scottish Gaelic and refers to the Margadale River that flows close by. Founded in 1881, the distillery lies on the north-eastern tip of Islay and the tiny village of Bunnahabhain that overlooks the Sound of Islay was established around it. In the 1800s the sea offered the easiest access to this remote place and men would muster the ocean to arrive with their barley in preparation for the creation of this wonderful dram.
LINDA STRYDOM, DKC (021) 4222690