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.
The inaugural bottling of what was to become a landmark series. An iconic dram that has spent its 20 year life in Bruichladdich's Atlantic influenced warehouses in fabulous Oloroso Sherry casks – one of the truly great sherry drams.
Age: 20 years old
50.7% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: 1432 / 2840
Please note minor dent to tin and adhesive mark to bottle
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