From the oldest vintage in the Bruichladdich cellars, this is the oldest ever bottling by the distillers. The whisky was distilled in October 1964 and filled into fresh bourbon casks before four decades of slow ageing on the Islay coast. The result is probably the most complex Bruichladdich ever produced. A triumph from a great distillery.
Matured in fresh bourbon casks. Colour: dark straw. Nose: similar to the 1970 I liked so much, with lots of fresh fruits, melon, guava, peach ad pear. Very youthful for its age. Gets also very floral, with a nice sourness from the wood. Punchier than the 1970, in fact, and even a tad smoky. Mouth: creamy, slightly herbal, developing on all sorts of fruit jams (mirabelle, quince, melon…) Some fresh tangerine. Too enjoyable for a £1000 bottle? The finish is perhaps a bit dry but the whole is very, very nice – even if I still like the 1970 better. 92 points for this forty.
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|ABV/ Volume||43.1%/ 70cl|
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