We are delighted to announce that we have won the Sustainable Development of the Year Award at the Scottish Green Energy Awards 2022 for our Biomass Energy Centre.
Bunnahabhain Fèis Ìle 2023 Limited Release Scotch
Released to celebrate Fèis Ìle 2023, this limited edition is quintessentially Bunnahabhain in style. Fully matured in rare Canasta sherry casks, this unpeated whisky is bursting with sweet fruit, nuts and spice notes.
This whisky has been fully matured in rare William and Humbert Canasta sherry casks. These casks once held a blend of Oloroso (75%) and Pedro Ximenez (25%) sherries. Using these Canasta casks to mature our whisky has given us the best of both worlds with layers of flavour; Oloroso sherry is spicy, whereas the Pedro Ximenez is a lot sweeter.
A classic Bunnahabhain dram, this Limited Edition is unpeated and sherried and, like all our whiskies, no added colour and non-chillfiltered.
Classic sherried nose; sweet and caramelised fruits, honey roasted nuts, waves of cinnamon and clove with a hint of rancio
Maple syrup leads with creamy vanilla, dried figs, poached pears and a sprinkle of cocoa. A gentle twist of orange appears in the background
Long and sweet with notes of brown sugar, red apples and vanilla custard
Funded and owned by AMP Clean Energy and developed, built and operated by Dallol Energy, our energy centre will result in the first Net Zero distillation process on Islay. Completed in 2022, it is fuelled with a mix of spent process malt (draff) and local woody biomass.
The clean burn biomass boiler is one of the cleanest systems in Europe and whisky’s first example of three zoned biomass combustion coupled with NOx reduction technology. It saves 5500 tonnes of carbon emissions a year, representing a reduction of 95% over oil.
It creates a new forest economy and employment on the island. The need for woody biomass fuel provides a local market for low value biomass that helps finance the export of premium sawlogs, a largely uneconomic prospect up to now. During construction, Islay contractors supplied the groundworks, civil engineering and most of the electrics. The plant manager is also an Islay resident.
The project has improved biodiversity and wildlife habitats through replanting unmanaged conifer forest with hard and soft wood and peat bog is restored to its natural state. Wood ash will be used as forest fertiliser creating circular sustainability. New planting is planned near the distillery helping achieve Scotland’s ambitious afforestation targets.