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.
Bottled to celebrate the 125th Anniversary, this 1970 vintage was matured for 35 years in bourbon casks, then ACE'd (additional cask evolution!) in Zind Humbrecht's fabled "Selection Grains Noble" Pinot Gris casks.
Age: 35 Years Old
40.1% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: 485 / 2502
Please note crack to inner wooden bracket and marks on box