bruichladdich 1984 / 32

Bourbon: All In

Bruichladdich 1984 / 32 Bourbon cask edition

Bruichladdich head distiller Adam Hannett believes old Bruichladdich in Bourbon is the ultimate expression of our spirit. The fruit, the faint salt tang, the signature elegance is all there but there is now layer upon layer of vanilla/butterscotch complexity.

In 2008, our then master distiller Jim McEwan identified a classic vintage parcel of that celebrated style and re-casked it into fresh Bourbon for the last leg of an epic journey. This dram comes from the very last 12 casks of the 1984 legacy distillation, poignantly filled on 31st December of that year.

Limited to 3,000 bottles, the 1984 is bottled at the distillery without chill filtration or artificial colouring at the natural strength of 43.7% alc. vol.

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Tasting Notes

An Islay sunrise.

Gorgeous. Classic old school Bruichladdich. 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.

So gentle but a lovely finish of warm scones and dried fruit, candied orange, lemon peel and apricot jam.

There is a quiet feel to this dram, delicate yet assured of its identity.

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