>Another whisky evening.

>Yesterday evening a mate of mine brought me a lovely gift, a bottle of whisky that is not available in South Africa – The Bunnahabhain “DARACH ÙR”. Naturally we had to sample the product and what better place than at the Bascule. We also enjoyed some of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Highland Park, at 60% ABV, a Nikka Straight From the Barrel 51% ABV and my favourite Irish, the Bushmills Black Bush, in a vintage bottle.

Pity about the soccer….


The Bunnahabhain Distillery has released its first ever global travel retail exclusive – the Bunnahabhain Darach Ùr Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Darach Ùr means “New Oak” in Scots Gaelic. That’s the new oak barrels used to mature this perfectly balanced mix of Bunnahabhain single malts aged up to 20 years. The guarded formula is from Master Distiller, Ian MacMillan. It’s a first in over a hundred and twenty-five years of tradition at Bunnahabhain. The new oak barrels are from a family-run cooperage in Bardstown, Kentucky and this is the first time they have been used for maturing single malt Scotch whisky. The first, small batch of this exclusive Bunnahabhain Single Malt, un-chillfiltered, natural in colour and of a higher strength (46.3% vol), retains the fresh sweetness of the oak from barrel to bottle. The liquid is contained within a litre pack in green glassware with a bespoke pearlised gift tube.

Lovely spicy sweet oak aromas, heather blossom and hints of pine move into a taste of a wonderful balance of sweet vanilla oak with dried fruits and creamy nutty toffee. Smooth and creamy with citrus flavours and a hint of cinnamon.

Katherine Crisp, Brand Manager for Bunnahabhain commented “we are delighted to be able to offer up this exciting new addition to the Bunnahabhain family, exclusively to Duty Free. Raise a dram and join us in celebration of the excitement of the new”.