Bruichladdich - Rare Cask Series - 'The Untouchable' - 1988 30 year old Whisky

70cl / 46.2%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
Bruichladdich
Series / Description
Rare Cask Series - 'The Untouchable'
Vintage
1988
Year Bottled
2019
Age
30 year old
Alcohol ABV
46.2%
Cask Strength
Yes
Cask Wood Type
Bourbon
Number Bottled
6000
Packaging
Tin Tube
Bottler
Distillery
Country of Origin
Scotland
Stopper
Cork
Bottle Type
Dumpy
Bottle Size
70cl
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP11604
£684.95

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Product Description

A 1988 vintage, 30 Year Old Bruichladdich. Matured in refill bourbon and, unusually, rare refill squat hogsheads. This whisky has never been re-casked. The subtle influence of these refill oak casks has resulted in a delicate and measured relationship between spirit and wood, quietly cultivated over time. This is definitive, old, Bourbon-aged Bruichladdich. Arguably the best style and some of the last of its kind.

"The 1988 is a stunning example of how well Bruichladdich ages. It is a delicate fruity spirit with a tremendous floral edge, all underpinned by a subtle oak presence" - Adam Hannett, Bruichladdich Head Distiller.

Official Tasting Notes

Nose – Hugely floral, sun dried hay, coconut oil, buttercups and primrose. Vanilla fudge, porridge with golden syrup and a sweet citrus tang. Over time the coconut becomes stronger and dried apricot and sherbet come through more. A definitive American oak style, toasted oak and vanilla caramel hold the fruit from the spirit.

Palate – Like liquid velvet laced with coconut and citrus. Honeyed granola, toasted malt and mellow toasted oak take a hold of your palate. A classic Bruichladdich style, elegant and floral at first before allowing the oak to sweep in with pipe tobacco and fudge. A second sip brings some fruit, ripe pineapple, mango and hint of mint.

Finish – The finish shows a little more of the marine element of the maturation. A sea breeze with wood spice and fudge. The toasted oak goes the distance too and seems to bring along a little mango and aniseed to finish.

One of the great vintages of Bruichladdich.