Bruichladdich distillery reopened their door in 2001 after being mothballed since 1995.
Bruichladdich distillery offers you the widest range of styles and finishes of any Islay distiller. The 21-year whisky is sweet, with cereal notes giving way to dried fruits and almond flavors with just a hint of sea air in the background.
Other offerings from Bruichladdich include the heavily peated Octomore and experimental whiskies with wine cask finishes. Bruichladdich is the most daring of all of the Islay distilleries at this time.
For example Bruichladdich Cuvee 382 has been aged for 21 years in American Bourbon casks with a finishing period in Limousin oak casks from Aquitane, that for many years contained one of the great eaux de vie Cognac. character: – Curvacious, Buxom, Captivating Nose: Marinated pears, Mango, Dark Chocolate Orange &
Espresso coffee Palate: Rich & mellow flavour notes including Turkish Delight, Strawberries, Ripe Apple and Candied Almonds This Cuvee Series is a Range of 21 years old whiskies from Bruichladdich on the Isle of Islay.First matured in Oak Casks, later in Sauternes and Barsac Casks for a brilliant and fruity finish.
This Cuvee 382 git the Name “La Berenice” and slumbered in the Loch-Side Warehouses at Bruichladdich for over 2 decades. Elegant Vanilla and honeysweet fruit of the wine casks come together with the floral notes and the salt of the hebrides. This Bruichladdich first Release Cuvee Series was not chill-filtered and without additional colouring. Bruichladdich La Berenice 21 years Islay Scotch Whisky Cuvee 382. Bruichladdich Cuvee 382 La Berenice Single Malt Whisky
In 21 year old malt matured in casks previously used to hold sweet white Bordeaux wine. More of the same niche whisky production from Bruichladdich. Great packaging quote: ‘Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn’ Orson Welles.
Colour – Toasted dark gold
Consistency – Quite thin – medium peel
Nose – Light, sweet grapes / fruit
Palate – Rich fruit, reasonable amount of vanilla, toasted oak, bit of coastal tones at the back, but restrained as always, piercing sweetness and very salivating.
Finish – Surprisingly long and very sweet roll-over.