Islay distillery serves a double

The Mòine Brandy Finish is peated

ISLAY’s Bunnahabhain distillery has released two new limited edition expressions, including a rare peated malt.

Bunnahabhain 2004 Mòine Brandy Finish is a peated malt that was latterly matured in brandy casks, which is a first for the distillery; bottled at 55.3% ABV, the whisky is described as having a “rich and smooth” palate.

The 2003 Pedro Ximénez Finish, meanwhile, is in Bunnahabhain’s more traditional style – an unpeated malt finished in limited edition Pedro Ximénez butts; the 54.8% ABV malt has a taste of “toffee, honeyed nuts and notes of raisins and sultanas”.

Derek Scott, brand director – malt whisky at Bunnahabhain parent company Distell, said: “These latest limited editions give whisky enthusiasts the opportunity to experience unique malts from a truly special distillery.”

The launch of the latest limited editions follows an overhaul of the Bunnahabhain branding.

Created by Edinburgh-based agency threebrand, the new look has seen Bunnahabhain’s helmsman logo redrawn by illustrator Iain McIntosh to give it a greater presence on the bottle. Scott said: “The new brand marque captures a sense of character and authenticity and supporting secondary packaging successfully brings each expression together as part of a family.”