Bruichladdich 1992 19 Year Old Single Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Only 296 bottles of this single malt whisky, which was aged for 19 years and bottled at cask strength, were ever made.
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Inspired by an entrepreneurial flair and a youthful enthusiasm, the Harvey brothers began construction of the Bruichladdich (pronounced brook-laddie or broo-lah-dee) Distillery in 1881. The brothers were descendants of a dynastic whisky family — their ancestors had already owned distilleries in Scotland for over a century. Today, the Bruichladdich Distillery (Bruichladdich means "rocky shore"in ancient Gaelic) remains situated on the shores of Loch Indaal on the island of Islay, and continues to use much of the original equipment installed by the Harvey brothers over a century ago.

Bruichladdich Single Malt Whisky is made exclusively from barley grown on 23 different farms in Scotland. After the grains are milled and mashed, they are fermented in the distillery's original washbacks, which are made of Douglas Fir. The wood from the washbacks absorbs heat generated during fermentation, and allows for a longer, slower fermentation process as compared to steel, resulting in a more flavorful and rich whisky.

After fermentation, the wash is double-distilled through Bruichladdich's 130 year-old, 20-foot tall, diamond-shaped stills. The Victorian-era stills produce whisky that is notably floral and elegant. In 2003, Bruichladdich discovered that a Pentagon agency — the Defense Threat Reduction Agency — was monitoring the distillery's webcams. "When Bruichladdich asked why the agency was interested in a distillery in a remote Scottish location, the agency said that the process of manufacturing chemical weapons and distilling whisky were very similar so it was using the Bruichladdich web site to train its operatives," according to Computing, a United Kingdom-based publication.

Bruichladdich 1992 Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Duncan Taylor Bottling) was distilled in October 1992 and matured in a traditional, oak cask (Cask 3673) for 19 years. In October 2012, the whisky was bottled at cask strength. It has a light golden color, along with an oily, delicate aroma. The aroma gives way to notes of citrus (particularly lemons, pears and apples) on the palate and leads to a smooth finish accented by notes of toffee and vanilla.

Only 296 bottles of this single malt whisky were ever made. Pick one up today!

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Proof 102.6 Proof (51.3% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Bruichladdich Distillery
Size 750mL
Light golden color, along with an oily, delicate aroma. Notes of citrus (particularly lemons, pears and apples) on the palate. Smooth finish accented by notes of toffee and vanilla.
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