Bruichladdich " Old & Rare" are exclusive to the UK Market and represent the last casks from 1984,1985 and 1986 Vintages.
The Bruichladdich 1985/32 Year Old numbers only 4,200 bottles drawn from the very last 22 casks of 1985.
This whisky was originally filled into gentle third fill Bourbon casks and lay untouched in warehouse 14 until 2012. The then master distiller Jim McEwan discovered this forgotten parcel and re-casked it into fresh bourbon adding depth and complexity. Now in 2017 the final coup de grace is a tantalising nuance in French oak from one of the greatest French Chateaux. Truly this is a dram with a story to tell
Nose: An amazing array of notes. Blood orange, nectarines, banana bread, desiccated coconut, vanilla custard, then more floral and nutty tones, geranium, marzipan, walnut, heather honey.
Palate: Tremendous presence on the palate, the texture is wondrously soft and syrupy. The short ACE in the wine casks has given a warm, nutmeg hint and a layer of fruity notes, raspberry, blackcurrant jam and ripe plum, all perfectly balanced by years in American oak – cinder toffee, lemon meringue and coconut - bounty bar sweet. It opens continually to reveal layer upon layer of complexity.
Finish: Long and gentle, the oak influence is strong with waves of soft vanilla wafer, toffee and sandalwood. Then lemon barley sugars, a hint of salted caramel and apricot syrup.
Tasting Notes Courtesy of Bruichladdich.