Peated Single Malt
Bunnahabhain // Islay, Scotland
Founded in 1881 by James Ford, James Greenlees, and William Robertson the distillery has had many closures and re-openings over the years. It is now operated by Burn Stewart Distillers and has been since 2003. Toiteach pronounced "toch tach" is Gaelic for "Smoky." This scotch is typically 10-12 years of age and bottled at 46%.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
"This is a fairly straight-forward scotch; softly peated and full of fire-roasted nuts, particularly hazelnuts. Light pepper, subtle floral perfumes, and touches of dried chamomile are found on this balanced and forth-coming malt. The finish is round and soft. Overall in a blind-test it might be tough to peg this malt as an Islay as it seems to be more along the lines of a quietly restrained Western-Lowland. "