Bruichladdich 1988 / 30: The Untouchable
Bruichladdich // Islay, Scotland
Bruichladdich 1988 / 30: The Untouchable joins the other three whiskies from the vintage series, the ’84, the ’85 and the ’86. It is made up of the last casks of whisky that Bruichladdich produced in 1988. This 30-year-old whisky matured in refill bourbon barrels and squat hogsheads and is bottled at 46.2% ABV. It is un-chill filtered with no color added. Only 6000 bottles were produced.
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 Typerefill bourbon barrels and squat hogshead casks
"Pronounced aromas of lemon zest and floral notes (violets), as well as elderflower. There’s room for orchard fruits too, mainly thick slices of ripe apple. The palate reveals a fruity, old-style whisky with a decent mouthfeel. Lemon, grapefruit, oranges, but also mango and a distinct maltiness. High-quality and very agreeable."