Thursday, October 17, 2013


Bunnahabhain range of single malt whiskies

Find yourself in the company of the famous, internationally award-winning range of Bunnahabhain’s single malt Scots whiskies, produced on the Isle of Islay, world renowned for the whiskies produced there, at the 2013 FNB Whisky Live Festival to be held at the UJ Campus in Soweto on 24 and 25 October.

Taste the acclaimed range of Bunnahabhain’s single malts in the main tasting hall at the festival and learn more about the 12 and 18 year olds. Both received a gold medal each at the San Francisco International Spirits Competition while the 25 year old was awarded a double gold. You can also purchase a ticket for the exclusive Whisky Showroom, where the world’s most premium whiskies will be showcased for tastings and purchases.

Here you will get the chance to meet Pierre Meintjes, a whisky connoisseur and Master of the Quaich, who will conduct informative tastings of Bunnahabhain’s 18 and 25 year old single malts. The exclusive space, priced at R750 per person, is the perfect environment for the discerning whisky enthusiasts who wish to network and entertain in luxury surrounded by a selection of the finest whiskies and food.

Bunnahabhain’s (pronounced Bū-na-ha-venn) range of 12, 18 and 25 year old single malts are unlike any other whisky from Islay, situated off the west-coast of Scotland and which is known the world over for its peaty, smoky whiskies.

Bunnahabhain’s single malts are the only whiskies on the island crafted from unpeated malted barley and pure spring water piped from the Margadale River, untainted by the peaty moorlands, and for this reason is not heavily peated and therefore known as the “gentle taste of Islay”.

The Bunnahabhain distillery, dating back to 1881, is situated on the north-eastern tip of Islay overlooking the Sound of Islay. Due to the close proximity to the sea of the warehouses where the casks are stored during maturation, a noticeable sea influence is evident in the finish.

All the whiskies are un-chillfiltered, which is a return to the way whisky was made at Bunnahabhain many years ago. With nothing taken away or added, the whisky retains all its depth of flavour, aromas, colours and character. This allows the gentle, subtle notes of the malts to come through, providing a purer taste, nose and appearance.

Bunnahabhain has created exclusively for FNB Whisky Live Festival, a limited edition gift set containing an ice bucket and two whisky tumblers complimentary for those who purchase a bottle of the Bunnahabhain 18 or 25 year olds. The gift set is available whilst stocks last.

Before and after the FNB Whisky Live Festival, patrons can get access to the exclusive Bunnahabhain VIP areas at Sakhumzi Restaurant and Restaurant Vilakazi from 17.00 to 19.00 and 21.00 to 23.00. The lounge is reserved for those who purchase Bunnahabhain at these restaurants during the promotional times.

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.