Bruichladdich 21 Year Old Cuvee 382 - La Berenice (70cl, 46%) ***sold***
A 21 year old single malt, part of the Cuvee series which is matured initially in bourbon casks and then finished in exceptional wine or spirit casks. This is Cuvee 382 and was finished in sweet Barsac and Sauternes casks.
This is one of a trio of superb 21 year old single malts from Bruichladdich - the Cuvee range. Cuvee 382 "La Berenice" was matured in American oak casks before a finish in sweet Barsac and Sauternes casks.
Like its Islay neighbour Bunnahabhain, Bruichladdich has traditionally been an un-peated single malt, mostly owing to its requirements by the blenders who owned it. The last of these was Whyte and Mackay, who eventually shut it down in 1995, deeming it surplus to requirements. They sold the distillery to Murray McDavid in 2001, who launched the peated Port Charlotte and heavily-peated Octomore single malts in 2006 and 2008. A recommissioned Lomond still also now produces the popular Botanist gin there.