Pronounced ‘boona-hah-ven’, this distillery is 4 miles north of Port Askaig down a narrow road. It enjoys a wonderful location with great views across to Jura. The standard malt is basically unpeated, though they are producing some peaty bottlings now too. The 18-year-old, sweet as a Speyside malt, is a standout dram. It's not as geared up to tourism here – don't expect a cafe or structured parking – but the guided visit is good. Half-hour 'quick tours' cost £5.

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