ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
The Ternary Project
£275.00 52.1% ALC./VOL.
FROM THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE SAMPLE ROOM
The Ternary Project is the first in a series of revitalised small-batch experiments released from Bruichladdich Distillery.
Taken from the inner workings of our Head Distiller’s sample room, these non-conformist spirits are revealed for curiosity’s sake.
This Ternary Project pays homage to a time in our distillery’s past when we refuted the practice of distilling one homogenised malt type.
Combining our three most recognised single malts, this is three vintages of three spirit types, matured in three classes of casks; ex-sherry, ex-bourbon and ex-wine.
The complex cask recipes of each component and the subsequent marriage together before bottling contribute to a deeply complex style, with the characters of the three components - Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte and Octomore - all evident and providing harmony and balance.
The colour of antique mahogany, you can experience a simultaneous combination of peat smoke, dried figs and toasted oak on the nose, which carries through to the palate before opening up to citrus, floral, fruity and marine notes. The finish is where the floral notes and stoned fruit come through brightly before fading until only the peat smoke and hints of the dried fruit remain. All three spirits show their signature fruity and floral style alongside the peat ash and beach bonfire notes the Octomore and Port Charlotte components bring.
“I LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO THROW OUT ANY FRAMEWORK AND DELVE INTO THE WAREHOUSES. HERE, I HAVE CROSSED THE BOUNDARIES OF SPIRIT TYPE, COMBINING BRUICHLADDICH, PORT CHARLOTTE AND OCTOMORE SINGLE MALTS. EACH INTRICATE COMPONENT IS A COMPLEX RECIPE IN ITS OWN RIGHT.”
30%BRUICHLADDICH SINGLE MALT
Unpeated Bruichladdich spirit, distilled before the distillery’s closure and eventual renaissance, was first filled into second fill ex-bourbon hogsheads before being recasked into French red wine casks, then Pedro Ximinez sherry butts from Fernando De Castilla, Spain.
40%PORT CHARLOTTE SINGLE MALT
This heavily peated Port Charlotte spirit, distilled soon after the distillery reopened, was filled into a combination of first fill bourbon barrels, first fill Oloroso sherry casks and first fill Virgin Oak.
30%OCTOMORE SINGLE MALT
Octomore super heavily peated single malt, distilled in 2008, filled into Sauternes, French Mourvedres, Austrian Sweet Wines, ex-Amarone and bourbon casks.
EXPLORE MORE BRUICHLADDICH
Discover our other small-batch Projects experiments that allow our Head Distiller, Adam Hannett, an opportunity to rewrite his own rule book. Brokering new ground is at the heart of the releases in the Projects series, whether that be in crossing the boundaries of spirit type or pursuing flavour where we haven’t ventured before.