Wednesday, September 20, 2023


Bunnahabhain Distillery, has today announced the launch of its third annual small-batch cask strength release.

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Cask Strength 2023 Edition (60.1% ABV) has been matured in a combination of first and second-fill Oloroso Sherry casks, and Bourbon barrels, which were selected by Master Blender, Julieann Fernandez.

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Cask Strength 2023 Edition

Matured on the remote, north-eastern coastline of Islay, and produced using natural spring water from the Margadale spring, the 2023 edition of 12 Year Old Cask Strength is said to be an undiluted celebration of the distillery’s popular unpeated sherried house style, synonymous with the Islay based distillery.

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Cask Strength 2023 Edition, is said to deliver notes of marzipan, hazelnut, almond cream and morello cherries on the nose, followed by notes of roasted nuts, cinnamon, cloves, butterscotch, toffee, sultanas and a gentle hint of coffee on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Julieann Fernandez, said: “I’m really proud of this year’s 12 Year Old Cask Strength release. Even bigger and even bolder than its predecessors, with an ABV of 60.1%, it epitomises everything that Bunnahabhain is known for: unpeated, sherried and full of intense flavour, offering big hits of roasted nuts and cinnamon spice in every dram.”

Julieann, went onto say: “Bunnahabhain is a robust and complex spirit - unpeated and oily but with sweet notes of dried fruits and cereal, and it means that the spirit can really take on the big flavour profiles that come from the full maturation in the sherry casks. Our Bunnahabhain fans span all across the world and it means a lot to us that we can offer them that unforgettable experience of trying a dram straight from the cask - even if you aren’t able to do it in person in our infamous Warehouse 9!”

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Cask Strength 2023 Edition, is now available from the distillery and its online store, for a RRP of £85.00. 


Posted by Steve Rush