Bruichladdich #LaddieMP4 Cask #1062: Bourbon
Bruichladdich // Islay, Scotland
Released in September 2016, this unpeated malt spent eleven years slumbering in an ex-bourbon cask before being bottled as a single cask expression from Bruichladdich's Laddie MP4 Micro Provenance Series. The MP4's are a series of single cask expressions designed to explore different types of casks, warehouse locations, and all those other things that head distillers like to play with. The ex-bourbon cask (#1062) and its brethren--a syrah cask (#361) and a sherry cask (#16-062)--were released together as a set of 200ml samples. Bottled at 59% ABV, which they tell us is just a few splashes of water down from the cask's strength, this malt is non-chill filtered, and it 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.