1988 Bruichladdich Rare Cask Series 30-year "The Untouchable" Single Malt Whisky

$1,149.00
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A rare treat, this exceptional release from Bruichladdich has never been re-casked. For thirty long years this rested in refilled bourbon and refill squat hogsheads. This is one of the most graceful and delicate whiskies you'll find. Though it still packs in all that classic character you've come to expect from this house of malt magic. Aromas of citrus, marzipan, gingery spice, and hints of earth. This is a whisky that glides across the tongue with the deft touch of a dancer. It’s warm notes of leather, Sultanas, toasted oak, and a touch of the tropics, this has a plush finish that will leave you breathless. Elegance defined. 

**One Bottle Limit Per Customer**

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:
1988
Aging:
30 years
Oak Treatment:
Ex-Bourbon
Appellation:
Islay
Alcohol %:
46.2%
Distillery/Blender:
Bruichladdich Distillery
Mashbill:
Single Malt Whisky
Proof:
92.4
SKU #:
1041671
Size:
750 ml Bottle