Bruichladdich Cuvee 640 Eroica
Bruichladdich // Islay, Scotland
Part of Bruichladdich's Cuvee Series, the Eroica (Cuvee 640) is aged in ex-bourbon casks for eighteen years before being transferred into French Limousin oak casks from Aquitaine that previously held Cognac for a further three years. The Cuvee range seeks to disrupt the common thinking that "older whisky is better" by utilizing exceptional wine or spirit casks to add depth and complexity. The bottle even bears the opening line of Nietzsche's 1883 "Thus Spoke Zarathustra," in which he challenges humanity to rise above simple tradition and dogma to realize a deeper understanding of life. Whether this whisky is enough to move beyond transcendent understanding of divinity to an immanent one, well, that'll take at least a dram's worth of reflection. Bottled at 46% ABV, this malt is non-chill-filtered and contains no added coloring.
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 and Ex-Cognac Limousin Oak