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Bruichladdich Rare Cask Series 32 Year Old 1985

48.7% abv

Official Notes from Bruichladdich

Bruichladdich’s Rare Casks Series are exclusive to the UK Market and represent the last casks from 1984,1985 and 1986 Vintages. The Bruichladdich 1985/32 Year Old numbers only 4,200 bottles drawn from the very last 22 casks of 1985.

This whisky was originally filled into gentle third fill Bourbon casks and lay untouched in warehouse 14 until 2012. The then master distiller Jim McEwan discovered this forgotten parcel and re-casked it into fresh bourbon adding depth and complexity. Now in 2017 the final coup de grace is a tantalising nuance in French oak from one of the greatest French Chateaux. Truly this is a dram with a story to tell

Nose: An amazing array of notes. Blood orange, nectarines, banana bread, desiccated coconut, vanilla custard, then more floral and nutty tones, geranium, marzipan, walnut, heather honey.

Palate: Tremendous presence on the palate, the texture is wondrously soft and syrupy. The short ACE in the wine casks has given a warm, nutmeg hint and a layer of fruity notes, raspberry, blackcurrant jam and ripe plum, all perfectly balanced by years in American oak – cinder toffee, lemon meringue and coconut – bounty bar sweet. It opens continually to reveal layer upon layer of complexity.

Finish: Long and gentle, the oak influence is strong with waves of soft vanilla wafer, toffee and sandalwood. Then lemon barley sugars, a hint of salted caramel and apricot syrup.

£695.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

Limited stock, only 1 remaining

Bruichladdich was built by Barnett Harvey in 1881. The distillery sits across the road from the North Atlantic Ocean, on the blustery island of Islay. Bruichladdich was given new life by Mark Reynier and Jim McEwan in 2001 and has been under the ownership of Remy Cointreau since 2012.

Three different styles of whisky are created at Bruichladdich with three different names representing varying degrees of peat; Bruichladdich: Always unpeated, light, floral and fruity. Port Charlotte: Heavily Peated and elegant, retains the finesse of Bruichladdich but with a backbone of peat. Octomore: the worlds most heavily peated whisky ranging from 107ppm (phenolic parts per million) to above 300ppm. The Botanist Gin is also distilled at Bruichladdich with the 22 botanicals used in distillation foraged from the island.

Reference #:
48.7 ABV
Bottles per Case
12 bottles

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