Bruichladdich 1990 Rare Cask Series 25 Year Old / Sherry Cask Edition
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.
This 1990 vintage Bruichladdich was conceived from two distinct batches of Islay whisky. One matured in first fill bourbon for 17 years, a French wine cask for 5 years and PX sherry casks for 4 years. The second batch was matured in a refill sherry butt for 18 years before being finished in Oloroso Sherry casks for a remaining 7 years.
Only 6000 were produced.
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