The #LaddieMP series has evolved into a profound exemplar of the philosophy that underpins us as Progressive Hebridean Distillers.
For the #LaddieMP6 samples, our head distiller Adam Hannett has really pushed the envelope. He has selected three single casks of Octomore, the most heavily peated series of single malt whiskies in the world.
Octomore started out as a late-night “what-if?” idea. What if we distilled barley that had been peated as heavily as possible by our maltsters in the tall, narrow necked Bruichladdich stills?
It has evolved into a super-complex, multi-faceted behemoth of a single malt sequence that explores the outer edges of the possible in malting, distillation and maturation.
Details of the three are below. Those with an informed appreciation of Octomore will recognise that nothing like this has been previously released.
2010 Octomore cask – 4819 62.2% WHS 14 13H Cask type – Fresh Bourbon
2010 Octomore cask – 4468 60.4% WHS P2 L12 Cask type – 2nd fill Rivesaltes
2003 Octomore cask – 0022 59.2% WHS 12 B12 Cask type – Ribera del Duero /Bourbon
The samples will be in sets of three 20cl ‘Wee Laddie’ bottles – at an extremely attractive price point. They will be bottled by our team in the Harvey Hall on Islay at cask strength.
There will be fewer than 900 sets available. The exact number is never known until bottling has taken place.
The price will be £50.00 (fifty pounds) per set plus postage and packing (which varies with country).
We aim to despatch in April 2017. Exact delivery dates will be determined by where you are around the world. The live tasting broadcast will be held on Thursday 4th May at 7pm UK time.
Improved shipping arrangements mean that even more Laddiefans will have the opportunity to be involved – including friends from the majority of States across the USA, thanks to new American delivery arrangements.
We can also deliver to addresses in the province of Alberta, Canada.
Our photo shows the three bottles – we have labelled them using our own printer. The real labels will be similar but professionally produced.
The Micro-Provenance tastings are part of our ongoing exploration of individual cask evolution. Released as single cask bottlings they are available only from bruichladdich.com and to visitors to the Laddieshop on Islay.
UPDATE: Please not that all sample kits of #LaddieMP6 kits have now sold out. If we manage to bottle more liquid than we originally expected, we will sell those additional kits to the first come, first served on our Laddie webshop. We will notify all Laddiefans via our newsletter. If you are not currently on this, please do join us.