Bunnahabhain is a milder single malt Islay whisky that tastes quite different from other spirits on the Islay island on the west coast of Scotland. Originally, the distillery was owned by the Islay Distillery Company, but in 1887 it was taken over by the Highland Distillery Company. Originally it was supplied by ships, but in 1960 a road to the winery was built. The last shipment was in 1993. It closed in 1981 but opened in 1984 when demand picked up. In 2003 it was acquired by Burn Stewart, which merged with Distell in 2014 and is one of ten active distilleries on the island.
The name Bunnahabhain is an Anglicization of Bun na h-Abhainne, Scottish Gaelic for estuary