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.
Launched in 2003, Bruichladdich Links is a series of 11 limited edition bottlings chosen by Master Distiller Jim McEwan. The packaging features images of some of the world's most famous golf courses, painted by the famed golf artist Graeme W. Baxter.
This is the seventh release in the series. Matured initially for 14 years in Bourbon casks before being transferred to wine casks from Chateau Haut-Brion, no less, for extra complexity.
Age: 14 years old
Cask Type: Bourbon Casks / Chateau Haut-Brion Wine Barriques
46% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: 433 / 12000
Please note rusting to tin.
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