When Bruichladdich was founded in 1881 by the Harvey Brothers it was a state-of-the-art distillery, built to produce whisky on Islay at an industrial level. Even now the distillery retains some its Victorian innovations, like using an open mash tun. This release is from a uniquely rare run at the distillery which is heavily peated, between Port Charlotte and Octomore.
This Islay single malt was distilled on the 01/09/2009 and bottled on the 12/02/2020 at cask strength, 63%
Matured for 10 years in a first-fill, ex-Bourbon barrel which provides an excellent opportunity for the distillate to be clearly expressed.
The tasting revealed a strong peat-reek with sea shells, spice and stone-fruit, apricot.