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Lot 83183

Bunnahabhain 2008 Cask 5243 Refill Hogshead - 219.6 litres 57.8%

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Refill Hogshead

Single Malt Scotch Whisky






Bunnahabhain Auction

Islay Whisky Auction


A cask of Bunnahabhain 2008 Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

This cask remains under bond and is stored at Whisky Broker. It was originally filled with new make spirit on 13 November 2008 with approximately 170.8 litres of alcohol (referred to as OLA) at cask strength of 63.5% ABV.

The whisky is currently 11 years old and will continue to mature in cask. This cask was regauged on 4 June 2020. The regauge found that the cask now contains approximately 219.6 bulk litres at a cask strength of 57.8% ABV (this is referred to as 127 litres of alcohol).

If bottled immediately this would yield approximately 454 x 70cl bottles of whisky at 40% ABV.

Tasting notes:

The Bunnahabhain Single Malt Scotch whisky from this cask has sweet cereal notes and gentle mossy peat on the nose.

The palate is creamy and sweet with gentle bonfire notes, it has some spice and herbaceous damp wood. It’s a good whisky with a dry finish and whispers of wood at the end.

Bidders should make any enquiries about this cask to [email protected] before bidding.

This Bunnahabhain 2008 Cask 5243 sold at our online auction for £10,000


This cask is held in bonded warehouse with Whisky Broker, Creetown; Scotland. Annual storage must be arranged direct with the warehouse following the sale.

Ownership of this cask is auctioned here in bond, this means that the price does not include any duty or VAT. Ownership of the cask will be transferred to the buyer once payment has been received by Whisky.Auction. The buyer will be issued legal receipt of the cask.

Any costs relating to storage, insurance, transfer, removal from bond, bottling, duty, VAT etc will become the responsibility of the new cask owner.

Do I need to register with HMRC to own a cask?

If you are a Revenue Trader and based in the UK, you will require to register with HMRC and provide us with your approval in order to be able to own alcohol Under Bond.

If you are based in the UK, but not a Revenue Trader, i.e. a private individual, or a company owning the whisky for purposes other than selling it then you do not need to be registered with HMRC.

If you are based outside the UK and are a Revenue Trader, you will need to appoint somebody who is based in the UK to act as your Duty Representative. This person/company must be approved by HMRC.

If you are based outside the UK and are not a Revenue Trader, you do not need to register with HMRC or appoint a Duty Representative.

If you are unsure whether you are a Revenue Trader please email [email protected] for advice.

Bidders should make any enquiries about this cask to [email protected] before bidding.

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