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 release of 35 year old Bruichladdich by Douglas Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask range. This was distilled in 1966, a few years after the distillery stopped malting its own barley and switched to buying it in from Port Ellen, and bottled just in time at a cask strength of 40.5%.
A 1968 vintage Bruichladdich bottled for the Stillman's Reserve range at 25 years old in the mid-1990s. 1960s vintages of Bruichladdich (particularly old official bottlings such as these) are pretty rare and this collectable bottle should be a treat for drinkers too.
A 31 year old Bruichladdich distilled in 1970 and available, in general, only at the distillery. The Valinch whiskies are the single casks that they get visitors to hand bottle themselves when visiting and are thus rather rare. This is one of the ones from the early days of the distillery's millenial rebirth and is rather good.
A 1970 vintage Bruichladdich as part of the Valinch label. This is the name given to the bottles hand bottled by distillery visitors and are rarely seen on the market. This one comes from cask 5081 and was bottled not long after the turn of the millennium.
A 1970 vintage Bruichladdich as part of the Valinch label. This is the name given to the 'fill your own bottles' obtained on the distillery tour and rarely come on to the market. This one comes from cask 5085 and was bottled not long after the turn of the millennium.
The Bruichladdich Legacy series is a series of 6 bottles which were released annually from 2002 until 2007. All these whiskies are from incredibly old casks, and in some cases a marriage of several casks. This first release is a stunning 1966 vintage whisky bottled in 2002, also celebrating the Queen's golden jubilee.