Bruichladdich Blacker Still 1986 20 Year Old

Bruichladdich Blacker Still 1986 20 Year Old
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Winning bid: £490.00
Lot number: 083-2645

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.

Distilled 1986

Bottled: 2006

Age: 20 Years Old

50.7% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: 1830 / 2840

Please note bottle signed by Jim McEwan

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 83rd Auction (February 23 – March 4, 2018)
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