The Bruichladdich distillery was founded by the Harvey Brothers in 1881 on the Rinns of Islay, the westernmost part of the island. Unlike the farm distilleries of the day, Bruichladdich was built from the ground up with state-of-art (for the era) design, and the uniquely tall and narrow-necked stills were chosen to produce a very pure and original spirit, the opposite of the styles produced by the older farm distilleries. Bruichladdich receives water from three sources: Bruichladdich loch for its mash, Bruichladdich burn for cooling, and Octomore spring for bottling. Today, the distillery produces three ranges: with those designated Bruichladdich being unpeated, those designated Port Charlotte being heavily peated and those designated Octomore being super-heavily peated. Octomore in particular, has the (likely) distinction of being 'the most heavily peated single malt whisky in the world'.
The Scott's Selection range was launched in the 1990s and was originally bottled from casks hand-selected by former Speyside distillery Master Distiller, Robert Scott. They are always filled un-chillfiltered and at a natural cask strength. This bottling was distilled in 1986 and bottled in 1997. A great chance to taste a "young old" Laddie!
Size: 70 cl
Fill level: Good
With box?: Yes