Bruichladdich Centennial Celebration
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Lot number: 126-02029
Winning bid: £900
Mothballed by previous owners Whyte & Mackay, Bruichladdich distillery was revived in the year 2000 by independent 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.
This unique one of one bottle was created by Jim McEwan to celebrate the 100th birthday of Lily MacDougall. She worked for seven years in the office of Caol Ila Distillery before starting up a door-to-door fish business, earning the nickname, 'Lily Fish'. According to her daughter, Christine Logan, her mother liked the colour red. Driving red cars, wearing red shoes and accessories. Maybe the colour of the whisky in this bottle was in honour of that?!
49.9% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: 001 / 001
Please note very minor wear to bottle label.
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