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This Week's Dram: Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old Islay Single Malt

We sail westwards from Scotland this week to the wonderful island of Islay and the quiet man of the island - Bunnahabhain, established in 1881. It's their 25 Year Old Islay Single Malt that we're looking at this week. Even after many years in this industry, I still get the impression that Bunnahabhain is underrated, being somewhat overshadowed by its peatier neighbors on Islay. It's so wrong to compare them and the whisky itself has a much sunnier nature than the largely gray and rather brooding distillery where it's made.
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