Bruichladdich 32 year old (OB, bourbon cask, 43.7%, 1984)

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Type: Single malt Scotch whisky

Origin: Islay, Scotland flag-for-scotland_1f3f4-e0067-e0062-e0073-e0063-e0074-e007f.png

ABV: 43.7%

Age: 32 years 

Malt Mileage rating⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This Bruichladdich 32 year old was distilled in 1984 and filled into ex-bourbon casks on 31 December of that same year. Many years later in 2008, Bruichladdich’s former master distiller Jim McEwan re-casked this whisky into fresh bourbon. This whisky comes from the last 12 casks of the 1984 “legacy distillation”, and it was finally drawn on 20 September 2017. 

The results of this long maturation in bourbon wood, which lasted 32 years, are spectacular.    Continue reading

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News flash: Royal Salute Royal Wedding Edition launched, and one could be yours for a cool US$10,000

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Royal Salute has launched its Royal Wedding Edition, in tribute to the forthcoming marriage between Prince Henry of Wales (Prince Harry) and Meghan Markle which will take place on 19 May 2018 at Windsor Castle.  Continue reading

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News flash: Bruichladdich to relaunch Port Charlotte single malt whisky

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The Bruichladdich distillery is set to relaunch Port Charlotte, which is the Islay distillery’s heavily peated single malt whisky.

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News flash: The Glenlivet releases its “Captain’s Reserve” Cognac cask finished single malt

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The Glenlivet is poised to add yet another single malt to its line-up of whiskies: the “Captain’s Reserve”.  Continue reading

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Apothecary Gin

Type: Gin

Origin: Tasmania, Australia ðŸ‡¦ðŸ‡º

ABV: 40%

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News flash: Tamdhu releases “120 Anniversary Single Cask Distillery Team Edition”

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In celebration of its 120th anniversary, the Tamdhu distillery has released a single cask “team edition” whisky which has been selected by a team of 15 members of the distillery’s staff.  Continue reading

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Borders Distillery, Scotland’s newest whisky distillery, to open its doors

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L-R: George Tait, Tony Roberts, John Fordyce and Tim Carton

Just north of Scotland’s border with England, near the River Teviot, sits the Scottish town Hawick. Hawick sits in the council area Scottish Borders. Many miles away from Scotland’s major whisky producing areas, notably the distillery dense whisky region Speyside, Scottish Borders’ last distillery is thought to have closed its doors in 1837.

In recent years, distilleries have begun sprouting in Scottish Borders. One is the Kelso Gin Company. The other, which is of more interest to whisky fans, is the Borders Distillery.

Fast forward to 6 March 2018. That day, at precisely 10.11am, new make spirit started to trickle out of a copper pot still under the watchful eye of staff at the Borders Distillery – this marked the first time in about 181 years that new make was produced in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland with a view to making it into whisky (well, legally at least!). Continue reading

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