This Landmark 1988 vintage has never been re-casked . It has matured over 30 years in our warehouses in the same wood it was originally filled into - refill bourbon and, unusually, rare refill squat hogsheads.
Being refill casks the influence of the oak has been subtle and measured - a gentle relationship over time with this incredible whisky. It was always understood that this small parcel of casks required no interference, no guiding hand, just a watchful eye and palate to see it thorough.
This is definitive, old, bourbon-aged Bruichladdich - some of the last of its kind. Untouched in 30 years.
Unpeated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled, matured and bottled, un-chill filtered and colouring free at Brucihladdich distillery, Isle of Islay, Scotland
Product of Scotland. 46.2% alc./vol.
Adam Hannett - Head Distiller
Bruichladdich is an award-winning distillery employing generations of distilling knowledge and the principle of minimal intervention. Built in 1881 on the wild Scottish island of Islay, our distillery still uses the original Victorian equipment to create a range of single malt whiskies that are trickle distilled, matured and bottled solely on Islay by a skilled team of 78 men and women. Bruichladdich implements revolutionary, modern interpretations of time-honored ideas and challenges the comfortable conventions of a whisky establishment. Rejecting the onset of modern automation and homogenization, our Head Distiller, Adam Hannett, only considers production methods that place the quality of liquid above everything else. Diversity starts in the field. Provenance is key. We believe the interaction of man, land, soil and climate is paramount. We value our farmer relationships, reconnecting that lost cycle between farmer and distiller -- land and spirit.