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Bruichladdich 1964 'The Forty' 40 Year Old

Lot: 5063864

Bruichladdich 1964 'The Forty' 40 Year Old

Winning Bid: £2,500
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 35 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Bruichladdich
Age: 
40 Year Old
Vintage: 
1964
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
43.1%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Bruichladdich 1964 'The Forty' 40 Year Old​

This mythical 40 year old Bruichladdich is the oldest official release from the distillery.

Distilled on 24th October 1964 and matured in a single bourbon cask until bottling in November 2004.  

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 & 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.

There were only 550 bottles released of this exceptional Islay malt.

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