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Bruichladdich 2005 12 Year Old Cask 0425 Private Cask Bottling 70cl / 61.2%
A private cask bottling of Bruichladdich 12 Year Old. This was distilled on 8 June 2005, matured in a fresh bourbon barrel, and bottled at cask strength after 12 years' maturation.
The label reads: I enjoyed a Bottle of Bruichladdich Single Malt Scotch Whisky so much I decided to buy a cask full.
Bruichladdich's unpeated character sets it apart from its Islay neighbours, and it has long been known as the malt that the locals drink. It was built by brothers William, Richard and John Harvey in 1881 and, like its late Victorian counterparts, mainly produced malt to supply blends. The distillery passed through several owners during the 20th century and joined Whyte & Mackay's portfolio in 1993. It was closed for a short period until it was purchased by Murray McDavid and reopened in 2001. The new owners revitalised the distillery, re-racking some of the spirit into fresh casks (including ex-wine and fortified wine barrels), and investing in the bottling line which created jobs for the islanders. Today the distillery is owned by Rémy Cointreau and has become known for its innovation, producing peated expressions such as Port Charlotte and Octomore, reviving the archaic Bere barley variety, and using a recomissioned Lomond still to produce Botanist gin with botanicals grown on Islay.
Please see images for fill level and label condition. The capsule is slightly loose, but it appears to be secure.
Note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Older bottles often contain small amounts of sediment.
This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.