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Bruichladdich Feis Ile 2016 PHD

Bruichladdich Feis Ile 2016 PHD
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Bruichladdich Feis Ile 2016 PHDBruichladdich Feis Ile 2016 PHDBruichladdich Feis Ile 2016 PHD
Winning bid: £85.00
Lot number: 083-1588

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.

This is Adam Hannett's first Feis Ile offering since the retirement of Jim McEwan, so no pressure there then! The whisky is a vatting of casks, with vintages dating back to 2001 when the distillery reopened, and has been finished for six months in virgin oak.

Bottled: 2016

Cask Type: Finished in virgin oak

50% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: 73 / 1881

Please note wear to label

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Featured in: The 83rd Auction (February 23 – March 4, 2018)