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.
These hand filled bottlings are available exclusively to visitors to the distillery. Valinchs are by definition only ever at cask strength, from a single barrel, and selected for their individuality. Each Valinch released has its own label and title, usually to commemorate a specific event.
Age: 14 Years Old
Cask Type: Syrah Cask
Cask Number: 1543
63.3% ABV / 50cl
Bottle Number: 35 / 382
Please note minor wear to container.
Please examine all images of the lot, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.