1985 Bruichladdich Old & Rare 32 Year Single Malt Whisky

$999.00
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Originally matured in bourbon casks and finished for a short time in used French oak wine barrels, this limited release is a lesson in mastery of craft. Each term in wood offers additional character and depth. Toffee, blood orange peel, and coconut meld with the wine influence of raspberry and currants beautifully. A symphonic pleasure for the olfactory system. Full-bodied and tremendously balanced, there may be few finer expressions of what finished whisky can achieve. Add this to your collection and revel in its greatness!

For many, the word Islay is synonymous with peat smoke, however, such is not always the case. Bruichladdich's former master distiller Jim McEwan, an Islay native with over forty years of experience, started a revolution among the island whiskies by skillfully creating a core of bottlings in an array of styles and flavors that are contrary to the region's status quo. Though some are made from peated malt, a majority are not and are more focused on the delicate nuances that come with age and barrels selected from around the world. The true "spirit" of Bruichladdich (pronounced brew-ik-lad-e) starts with organic and heritage barleys grown on selected farms for ultimate individuality. Microchip-free distilling in tall narrow-necked stills, followed by island maturation and natural bottling, producing some of the purest single malts in all of Scotland. From there, Jim selects wine casks from around the globe and when the whisky is ready, he'll rest it in the right barrel for a few month just to add another level of flavor. Fast forward to 2015 and Jim is now retired and Adam Hannett has taken the reins. Adam worked with Jim for many years and is ready to show the world what he's learned. We're excited for what's to come.

Varietal:
Scotch Whisky
Vintage:
1985
Aging:
32 years
Oak Treatment:
American Oak
Appellation:
Islay
Alcohol %:
48.7%
Distillery/Blender:
Bruichladdich
Proof:
97.4
SKU #:
1034705