Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair (pronounced ‘stew-rahdur’ and means ‘helmsman’ in Scots Gaelic) is the latest member of the Bunnahabhain crew. With a brackish, coastal tinge, this sherried malt will transport you to Bunnahabhain bay, with a smattering of sea spray and dried fruit lingering on your lips.
Meaning Helmsman in Scots Gaelic, Stiùireadair, is the first Bunnahabhain Limited Edition to pay homage to the Bunnahabhain Helmsman, who adorns every bottle. But this Helmsman is no mere icon, he is a reminder of origins, a link to the past, and a symbol of the enduring appreciation of the sea by which Bunnahabhain is surrounded.
To create Stiùireadair, the Senior Blender has selected first and second fill sherry casks with spirit of varying ages and warehouse locations to construct a dram that truly exposes the coastal nature of the Bunnahabhain single malt whisky, whilst not losing the sherry influence everyone knows and loves in the famous 12 year old.
Colour - Amber Gold.
Nose - Dried fruit and creamy caramel with hints of brine, vanilla, nuts and a touch of spice.
Palate - Creamy mouth feel with a dried fruit influence, sea salt, creamy caramel with hints of nuts and a gentle spice.
Finish - Long and lingering with hints of dried fruit.