BUNNAHABHAIN GLOWS IN GOLD
Bunnahabhain, produced on the Isle of Islay, has received a halo of golden awards for all three single malts at the 2010 International Wine and Spirits Challenge (IWSC) held in Surrey, United Kingdom. The Bunnahabhain 25-year old received gold and best in class whilst the 12- and 18- year olds both received gold awards.
The IWSC attracted entries from over 80 countries and all were tasted blind followed by a detailed technical and chemical analysis. To ensure perfect conditions, the premises include temperature-controlled cellars, a fully equipped independent laboratory and three tasting rooms.
According to South African marketing manager, Brian Glass, the remarkable achievements by all three single malts is testimony to the exceptional quality and unique taste of Bunnahabhain.
“The whiskies are all known for their gentle taste profile and unique character. Unlike most single malts from Islay, Bunnahabhain is crafted from unpeated malted barley and the pure spring water that flows freely underground, untainted by the peaty moorlands. For those either new to single malts or who prefer the slightly fruitier offerings from Islay select Bunnahabhain as their whisky of choice.”
Crafted by master distiller Ian MacMillan, who has over 35 years’ experience in whisky distilling and blending, Bunnahabhain has a heritage dating back to 1881 and hails from the world-renowned Isle of Islay off the west-coast of Scotland. Meaning mouth of the river in Scottish Gaelic, it is pronounced Bū-na-ha-venn and refers to the Margadale River which flows close by.
The Bunnahabhain 12- year old retails for about R485, the 18-year old retails for R725 and the 25-year old for R1 950 per 750ml bottle. For more information please visit http://www.bunnahabhain.com
Notes to Editors
Bunnahabhain belongs to the portfolio of Burn Stewart Distillers, integrated Scotch whisky producer and brand owner with a portfolio of leading whisky brands, including Black Bottle and Scottish Leader. Distell and Burn Stewart Distillers are involved in a joint venture as equal partners, owning and marketing the selection of whiskies in sub-Saharan Africa.
DATE 9 August 2010
ISSUED BY DKC (DE KOCK COMMUNICATIONS)
FOR BUNNAHABHAIN SINGLE MALT WHISKIES
QUERIES BRIAN GLASS, DISTELL (021) 809 7000
LINDA CHRISTENSEN, DKC (021) 873 2199