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Bruichladdich 1969 Cadenhead's 26 Year Old 75cl / US Import

Lot: 220901

Bruichladdich 1969 Cadenhead's 26 Year Old 75cl / US Import

Winning Bid: £1,050

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Bruichladdich
Age: 
26 Year Old
Vintage: 
1969
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Wm. Cadenhead
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
55.2%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Bruichladdich 1969 Cadenhead's 26 Year Old 75cl / US Import

The Authentic Collection was launched by Wm. Cadenhead in 1991, and included whiskies from several rare closed Scottish and Irish distilleries, bottled for the company's 150th anniversary. It would later go on to become a mainstay of their portfolio, as the cask strength alternative to the Original Collection, which replaced their famous "dumpy" bottlings in the early 1990s. The Authentic Collection is now the flagship Cadenhead brand, and one of the most recognisable independent labels on the market.

This 1969 vintage Bruichladdich was bottled for the US market in February 1996.

Like its island neighbour Bunnahabhain distillery, Bruichladdich has traditionally been an un-peated single malt, mostly owing to its requirements by the blenders who owned it. The last of these was Whyte and Mackay, who eventually shut it down in 1995, deeming it surplus to requirements. They sold the distillery to Murray McDavid in 2001, who launched the peated Port Charlotte and heavily-peated Octomore single malts in 2006 and 2008. A recommissioned Lomond still also now produces the popular Botanist gin there. 

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