Bruichladdich 1985/32 Bourbon: Hidden Glory
Bruichladdich // Islay, Scotland
Released as part of a trio of Rare Cask Series bottles in late 2017, this 32 year-old single malt represents the final 22 casks distilled in 1985. The unpeated whisky was first filled into 3rd-fill bourbon casks until 2012. At that time, then master distiller, Jim McEwan, recasked it into fresh, first-fill bourbon casks. Lastly, in 2017, the whisky was recasked into French oak to finish its maturation. Bottled without added color or chill-filtration at a cask strength of 48.7% ABV. Only 4200 bottles available.
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
"The nose is decadent and fruity with porridge, herbal honey, citrus and honey-glazed melon slices. The exotic fruits also show on the palate with hints of coconut chips and roasted pineapples. Sweet spices, beeswax, honeysuckle and grapes also appear in the mouth. Long-lasting finish with fresh orchard fruits. Overall, a well-crafted dram--nicely rich, complex, yet quite fresh!"