Bruichladdich Old & Rare 1984 Aged 32 Years Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 48.7% Age: 32 Years Old Country: Scotland
Built in 1881 when puffer-supplied coal was available as an alternative fuel to local peat, it is likely that Bruichladdich was specifically designed to produce the purest unpeated spirit possible. The great Alfred Barnard supports this view with a tantalising clue – the Laddie is the only distillery on Islay that he does not describe as drying its malt using peat in his fascinating exploration of the island’s distilleries in 1885. Sadly, none of that 19th century spirit survives, but the original Victorian machinery has allowed an unparalleled legacy of craft distilling to trickle down through the generations of men who make this sophisticated Islay dram. It was in 1994 that the Bruichladdich distillery closed for a significant period of time. No one knew if this modern distillery would reopen its doors and see spirits start to flow through the stills again. A period in the whisky industry that will not be forgotten for years to come.
This was released in 2017 as one of only three bottling’s from Bruichladdich as part of the Rare Cask Series. This outstanding 32 year old single malt whisky was distilled in 1984 and matured in ex-Bourbon American oak barrels. In 2008 Master Distiller Jim McEwan moved the spirit over to fresh ex-Bourbon casks to mature for another 9 years. The Bruichladdich Head distiller Adam Hannett believes this is the ultimate expression of Bruichladdich. Only 3000 bottles produced worldwide.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: This is a fruit bomb, tropical fruits and a touch of spice.
Palate: Buttery and toffee sweetness, the palate is exploding with those tropical fruits and hints of very well balanced oak.
Finish: Plenty of oils to leave this one hanging round, vanilla, toasted almonds and more tropical fruit.
|35 × 18 × 18 cm
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