Bruichladdich X4 New Spirit

Bruichladdich X4 New Spirit
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Bruichladdich X4 New SpiritBruichladdich X4 New Spirit
Winning bid: £70.00
Lot number: 076-4451

Mothballed by previous owners Whyte & Mackay, Bruichladdich distillery was revived in the year 2000 by indy bottler Murray McDavid. For a long time the distillery was the black sheep of Islay, on account of producing unpeated whisky in order to meet its owner's blending requirements. Contrary to general expectations though, this also made it a hit with the locals who were presumably sick of the sight of peat.

Since its resurrection, and under the guiding hand of maestro Jim McEwan, Bruichladdich hasn't shied away from experimentation in cask management, quadruple distillation, love-it-or-hate-it presentation, and the introduction of the heavily peated Port Charlotte and (REALLY heavily peated) Octomore ranges. Oh, and they make a mean gin too.

Bruichladdich X4 has been distilled four times, reaching 92%, before being bottled at a reduced 50%. Still a baby, so not yet a whisky.

50% ABV / 70cl

Please examine the images of the bottle, packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Featured in: The 76th Auction (July 28 – August 6, 2017)
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