Bruichladdich head distiller Adam Hannett believes old Bruichladdich in bourbon is the ultimate expression of their spirit. The fruit, the faint salt tang, the signature elegance is all there but there is now layer upon layer of vanilla / butterscotch complexity. It was then re-casked into fresh bourbon for the last leg of its journey. This dram comes from the very last 12 casks of the 1984 legacy distillation, poignantly filled on 31st December that year. Limited to 3,000 bottles, the 1984 is bottled at the distillery without chill filtration.
Bruichladdich Rare Cask: 1984, 32 Year Old, 70cl
On the nose - coconut, warm Muscovado sugar, vanilla custard, grapefruit, mango, baked ginger biscuits, marzipan. After a while notes of date syrup and sultana. Soft and gentle texture, a delicate dram. Crème brulee, buttercup and orange zest. Gently warming the palate, it opens to reveal a touch of leather, toasted oak and praline. Sweet citrus and mango come through later.
- 32 Year Old