BRUICHLADDICH DISTILLERY The Laddie Valinch 13yo 53% abv 700ml
The suite of casks selected for each batch of The Classic Laddie has been filled with spirit we have distilled from 100% Scottish-grown barley. We could never deny that there is a romantic element in our determination to source our core ingredient from Scotland, after all, there is no requirement to make it so. But this is not simply sentiment, thee unique combination of an ideal climate, high latitude and the soil types found in Scotland makes the Scottish barley crop perfect for creating the optimum flavour profile during distillation.(Read More)
Mothballed by previous owners Whyte & Mackay, Bruichladdich distillery was revived in the year 2000 by independent bottler Murray McDavid. For a long time the distillery was the black sheep of Islay, on account of producing unpeated whisky in order to meet its owner’s blending requirements. Contrary to general expectations though, this also made it a hit with the locals who were presumably sick of the sight of peat.
Since its resurrection – and under the guiding hand of maestro Jim McEwan – Bruichladdich hasn’t shied away from experimentation in cask management, quadruple distillation, love-it-or-hate-it presentation, and the introduction of the heavily peated Port Charlotte and (REALLY heavily peated) Octomore ranges. Oh, and they make a mean gin too.
Age: 13 Years Old
Cask Type: MNE
Cask Number: 3446
53% ABV / 50cl
Bottle No. 179/415