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 Ancien Regime and Renaissance were the first and second in a brace of bottlings to mark the acquisition and re-birth of Bruichladdich Distillery.
Released during the 2011 Feis Ile, the Ancien Regime, 18.06.98 is aged 12 years in 100% bourbon casks, and is among the very last spirit to be distilled under the old order.
46% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: 751 / 2500
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