About Bunnahabhain Whisky Distillery
2 500 000 litres
Burn Stewart Distillers (CL Financial)
Near Port Askaig, Islay, Argyll
William Robertson of Robertson & Baxter, founds the distillery together with the brothers William and James Greenless. The Greenless brothers co-founded the Islay Distillers Company Ltd in 1879 with James Ford.
Production starts in earnest in January.
Islay Distillers Company Ltd merges with William Grant & Co. in order to form Highland Distilleries Company Limited.
The distillery closes.
The distillery reopens.
The two stills are augmented by two more.
he distillery closes.
The distillery reopens. A 21 year old is released to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bunnahabhain.
Edrington takes over Highland Distillers and mothballs Bunnahabhain but allows for a few weeks of production a year.
A 35 year old from 1965 is released in a limited edition of 594 bottles during Islay Whisky Festival.
As in the previous year, Islay Whisky Festival features another Bunnahabhain – 1966, a 35 year old in sherry casks and limited to 401 bottles. Auld Acquaintance 1968 (33 years, 2002 bottles) is launched at the Islay Jazz Festival. It is also named Hogmanay (after the Scottish New Year) as it was filled on 31st December 1968.
In April Edrington sells Bunnahabhain and Black Bottle to Burn Stewart Distilleries (C. L. World Brands) at the princely sum of £10 million. A 40 year old from 1963, matured in sherry casks, is launched.
The distillery experimented in the late 90s with a peated whisky and the first limited edition sample is a 6 year old cask strength called Moine.
Three limited editions are released - 34 years old, 18 years old and 25 years old.
14 year old Pedro Ximenez and 35 years old are launched.