Bruichladdich 1970 35 Year Old 125th Anniversary

Bruichladdich 1970 35 Year Old 125th Anniversary
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Winning bid: £680.00
Lot number: 084-3620

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.

Distilled: 1970

Age: 35 years old

40.1% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: 1428 / 2502

Please note minor scuffing to wooden box

Please examine the images of the bottle, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Featured in: The 84th Auction (March 23 – April 1, 2018)
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