Bruichladdich Expands Special Editions with ‘First Growth’ Series

John Hansell has posted a press release with the details:

The First Growth series comprises of  6 limited edition Cuvées – labelled A to F. Each is a 16 year old Bruichladdich, American oak matured, with an additional cask evolution in French oak casks from each of the 1855 first growth chateaux, including Sauternes. UK Retail Price: +/- £40.

The release goes on the explain the unique character of the Bordeaux casks:

The famous 1855 Classification of Bordeaux rated chateaux into 5 groups according to quality and price of their wines. The First Growths were the best.

Today these legendary estates use casks coopered from the finest French oak, 150 to 200 year old trees from the forests of Tronçais, Allier and Vosges.

Costing up to four times more than an American oak equivalent, the flavour-rich oak staves are weathered outside for 4 years for extra finesse.

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~ by whisky1 on October 9, 2008.

One Response to “Bruichladdich Expands Special Editions with ‘First Growth’ Series”

  1. Need advice on the these bottles for collecting/investing which do you recommend I buy :

    Bruichladdich 32 Year Old / Legacy 4 / 70cl / 47.5% / Distillery Bottling with a release of just 820 bottles £200.

    BRUICHLADDICH 12 Year Old 2nd Edition £35.71,£32.95

    Bruichladdich 15 Year Old (1st Release) (70cl, 46%) £48.95

    BRUICHLADDICH 15 Year Old – Sauternes Finish Second Edition Matured in Bourbon Casks for 15 Years, and then mature enhanced in “Premier Grand Cru Classe” Sauternes casks for 25 weeks.

    Bruichladdich 20yo £74.50

    Bruichladdich Octomore 02.1 (70cl, 62.50%)

    Bruichladdich Legacy Series 6 1972 (34 Year Old)(70cl, 41%)limited release of 1,704 individually numbered bottles. £158.95

    Bruichladdich Organic, 2003 Limited edition of 15,000 bottles Age: 5 Years Old
    Vintage: 2003
    Volume: 70cl
    ABV: 46.0%
    £39.79,£44.99

    Bruichladdich 1998 Manzanilla, Limited Edition of 6,000 numbered bottles £38

    Bruichladdich Octomore (1st Edition) (70cl, 65%)£189.95

    Bruichladdich Octomore Futures £109.95

    Bruichladdich 1984 Redder Still (22 Year Old) (70cl, 50.40% just 4,080 bottles £151.95

    BRUICHLADDICH 1998 Oloroso limited to about 9,000 bottles

    Bruichladdich Valinch
    Limited Edition
    Islay
    70cl
    £125.00 (£106.38 ex VAT)
    Distilled in 1983 – 50cl Limited edition 1 of only 826 bottles. This special Bruichladdich was bottled to commemorate the reopening of Bruichladdich distillery – signed by Jim Mcewan and presented in a Hessian bag. Bottled at 58.8% volume

    Bruichladdich Black Art 1989 (19 Year Old)(70cl, 51.10%) A limited edition of just 6,000 bottles

    Bruichladdich Valinch, Whisky Dream Dram, 1993One of only 450 individually numbered bottles from single cask number 1574. Bourbon, ACE’d in a Barbaresco wine cask £99.99

    BRUICHLADDICH 20 ‘Flirtation’ (2nd release)

    OCTOMORE 64.5%

    BRUICHLADDICH 20 Year Old ‘Blacker Still’
    A release of somewhere between 2,600 to 2,800 bottles

    BRUICHLADDICH 1984 Redder Still
    Jim McEwan describes this as a “one-off limited edition masterpiece”. Very modest. Matured 22 years in Bourbon casks and then finished in rare Chateau Lafleur Pomerol wine casks. Limited to 4080 bottles

    BRUICHLADDICH 1972 Legacy V
    A limited edition release of approx 1,600 bottles made from a vatting of bourbon and sherry casks disilled in years ranging between 1972 and 1968.

    BRUICHLADDICH 1965 Legacy II
    37 years old, cask strength (41.8%), bottled in the Distillery’s hall on Islay and limited to 1500 bottles

    The full Legacy Series was:
    Sept 2002 – Legacy 1 – Bruichladdich 36 year old @ 40.6% – numbered limited edition of 1,500 bottles
    Oct 2003 – Legacy 2 – Bruichladdich 37 year old @ 41.8% – numbered limited edition of 1,500 bottles
    Nov 2004 – Legacy 3 – Bruichladdich 35 year old @ 40.7% – numbered limited edition of 1,572 bottles
    Nov 2005 – Legacy 4 – Bruichladdich 32 year old @ 47.5% – numbered limited edition of 900 bottles
    Oct 2006 – Legacy 5 – Bruichladdich 39 year old @ 40.9% – numbered limited edition of 1,690 bottles
    Oct 2007 – Legacy 6 – Bruichladdich 34 year old @ 41.0% – numbered limited edition of 1,704 bottles

    The 6th and final Legacy was bottled naturally at the distillery on Islay, at a cask strength of 41.0%.
    Exclusively from bourbon casks, the release is limited to 1,704 numbered bottles retailing at £200.

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