Bruichladdich Rare Cask Trilogy 3 x 70cl / includes Bruichladdich Old School Academy Experience
The complete trio of Rare Cask releases from Bruichladdich distillery on Islay. The bottles have been very kindly donated by Bruichladdich, and includes a day's work experience and accommodation for two at the distillery.
Bruichladdich 1986 Rare Cask Series 30 Year Old / The Magnificent Seven
A sherry cask bottling of Bruichladdich called The Magnificent Seven. Part of the Rare Cask Series, this has been aged for 30 years.
This is comprised of the final seven casks of the 1986 vintage, matured first in Oloroso sherry butts before being finished in a parcel of PX butts from winemaker Jan Pettersen at Bodega Fernando de Castilla.
One of 4200. 44.6%
Bruichladdich 1985 Rare Cask Series 32 Year Old / Hidden Glory
A bourbon cask bottling of Bruichladdich called Hidden Glory. Part of the Rare Cask Series, this has been aged for 32 years.
This is comprised of the final 22 casks of the 1985 vintage, matured first in third fill bourbon casks before being refilled into fresh bourbon by Jim McEwan in 2012. The liquid then had a final finish in French oak from one of the "greatest" (undisclosed) French Chateaux.
One of 4200. 48.7%
Bruichladdich 1984 Rare Cask Series 32 Year Old / All In
A bourbon cask bottling of Bruichladdich called All In. Part of the Rare Cask Series, this has been aged for 32 years.
This is comprised of the final 12 casks of the 1984 vintage, recasked in 2008 into fresh bourbon casks.
One of 3000. 43.7%
"Presenting Bruichladdich’s Rare Cask series, their Head Distiller Adam Hannett: "These rare, old single malt whiskies are a direct link to our past, to the men who made truly special spirit here while facing very different circumstances to those which we enjoy today. Testament to their skill and hard work it was laid down to mature by the shores of Loch Indaal, unaware of what the future might bring. Three generations of distillers have watched over it, each of us helping to shape the final concept. It has been my privilege to decide that the treasures we have nurtured are now ready to be brought to the world. These whiskies when tasted leave me speechless. They are in their prime, the last of their kind and can never be repeated, never recreated. Nothing quite like them will ever be seen again.”
Originally released in 2017, these un-peated bottles of Bruichladdich are extremely limited in number. Each is subtly different, having spent time in ex-bourbon, ex-French oak or ex-sherry casks.
We are also offering the ‘old school Academy experience’ to the lucky winner of this item and companion, who will spend a full day working at Bruichladdich, rolling casks and cutting new-make. The experience includes an overnight stay in Bruichladdich’s on-site accommodation for 2 people."