The Bunnahabhain distillery produces the softest, fruitiest whisky on Islay, a far cry from the massively peaty malts produced at the south of the island. The distillery was founded in 1881 by William Robertson and the brothers William and James Greenless. Today, Bunnahabhain is owned by Burn Stewart Distillers, which bought the distillery from Edrington in 2003 for the sum of £10 million. The distillery produces around 2.5 million litres a year, with 21,000 casks kept for maturation at the distillery. These are used for both the Bunnahabhain single malt, and for Burn Stewart's Black Bottle blend. Expect a gentle, malty, slightly salty whisky.