Bruichladdich 1984/32 Bourbon: All In
Bruichladdich // Islay, Scotland
Released as part of a trio of Rare Cask Series bottles, this 32 year-old malt represents the last 12 casks of the 1984 vintage with barrels filled on the 31st of December that year. The unpeated single malt first started its maturation in refill bourbon barrels and hogshead casks being transferred to fresh bourbon casks in 2008 by then master distiller, Jim McEwan. Bottled without added color or chill-filtration at a cask strength of 43.7% ABV. Only 3000 bottles were released.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-bourbon barrels & hogsheads
"Vanilla and crème brûlée lead on the nose, backed by toffee and butterscotch, oak, and a layer of bright fruits off in the back. A burst of tropical fruits then shows on the palate, with peaches and melons, and bubblegum. Sumptuously sweet and smooth, with rich vanillins and hints of black pepper and spice. The finish is long and wonderfully warming, with touches of menthol, as well as more vanilla and fruits. An absolute stunner."