The first heavily peated distillery bottling of Bunnahabhain to be introduced in the United States
Toiteach is Gaelic for ‘Smoky’
Bunnahabhain was founded in 1881. It was therefore still a new venture when visited by the author Alfred Barnard when he was researching his definitive book on distilleries in 1886. One of Alfred’s many observations of this young distillery was that, “Nothing but peat is used in the kilns, which is dug in the district and is of exceptionally fine quality.” This, however, is a stark contrast to the gentle Bunnahabhain of today.
Now, over a century and a quarter later, Toiteach (pronounced ‘toe-chack’) has been created in honor of Bunnahabhain’s origins, that long-lost style of peated Bunnahabhain single malt scotch whisky. In keeping with its heritage, Toiteach uses the same pure, natural spring water source, the Margadale spring, that has run clear for over a 100 years, and Bunnahabhain is the only distillery on Islay to do so. Toiteach is considered by whisky experts to be amongst the finest peated Islay Malts ever created, and is one of the most highly anticipated whisky releases by connoisseurs and collectors in theUnited States. It is a very small production, with limited availability, but as with all Bunnahabhain Single Malt Whisky, Toiteach is un-chill filtered, and contains no added coloring, purely the way whisky should be.
The nose has a charming subtle peatiness with prickling strength emanating from the dram.
The taste has immediate warming flavours drifting towards a slightly sweet sherry influence with delicate peppery notes.
The finish has a good robust length with an extremely pleasant aftertaste – beautifully peated Bunnahabhain single malt for the discerning palate.