Bruichladdich has been transformed since 2000 from a worthy but rather dull distillery into one of the most exciting, recognisable and innovative brands, not only on Islay, but in the entire whisky world. This has been down to many factors, but chief amongst these must be the marriage of the marketing genius of Mark Reynier and his team, couple ... Read More »
A 1991 vintage Bruichladdich from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their cask strength range. This was aged in a brace of refill bourbon casks for over 20 years before being bottled in September 2012.
One of the first three whiskies in Bruichladdich's Cuvee series, with a subtitle of MG41 [L'Age d'Or] (no, us neither), matured in American oak casks before finishing in Limousin oak casks previously used to hold Sauternes and Barsac sweet wines.
One of the three initial releases in Bruichladdich's Cuvee range, Cuvee 407 is simply named PX and is subtitled 'La Noche Bocca Arriba', the title of a short story by Julio Cortázar. It's matured in American oak and then finished in PX casks.
The third of the first three whiskies to appear in Bruichladdich's Cuvee range - Eroica, subtitled 'Oh mensch! Gieb acht! Was spricht die tiefe mitternacht?', the opening line from a song in Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra. It's an American oak matured whisky finished in Limousin oak that once held brandy.
A 15 year old distillery bottling of Bruichladdich from the 1990s, the years before they reopened in their current guise under the watchful eye of Murray McDavid. This is an interesting tall bottle with a definite maritime air to the design.
The second edition of Bruichladdich's 18 year old. This time the whisky has been aged mainly in ex-bourbon casks and then finished in French oak barrels which used to contain sweet Jurancon, a dessert wine from the south west of France.
This is the fourth edition of Bruichladdich's Black Art series. The whisky is created by Master distiller Jim McEwan and the composition is kept a secret. All we know is it's aged in a combination of American and French oak.