Bruichladdich 1964 40 Year Old

Bruichladdich 1964 40 Year Old
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Winning bid: £1800.00
Lot number: 082-0185

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.

Jim McEwan worked as an apprentice cooper at the distillery when this whisky was laid down in the cellars.

Distilled: 24.10.1964

Bottled: 23.11.2004

Age: 40 Years Old

Cask Type: Bourbon

43.1% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: 110 / 550

Please note wear to carton

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Featured in: The 82nd Auction (January 26 – February 4, 2018)
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