Bruichladdich 18 Year Old - Re/Define Whisky 70cl

Scotch Whisky • 70cl • 50%
Product details
Bruichladdich 18 Year Old - Re/Define
Country Scotch Whisky
Region Islay Whisky
Distillery/Brand Bruichladdich
Style Single Malt Whisky

Bruichladdich 18 ReDefine

A true coming-of-age bottling from Bruichladdich, this is the first 18-year-old single malt to join the Islay distillery's portfolio. The distillery was mothballed in 1994 before reopening in 2001, and this single malt is created entirely from stocks that were produced after its renaissance. Bruichladdich has been working with farming partners on Islay since 2004, raising crops of locally grown barley. This 18-year-old is created from a combo of Islay, organic, and Scottish mainland-grown barley, with each cask and barley varietal fully traceable. Matured on Islay, the whisky was aged predominantly in bourbon casks, alongside a smaller number of Sauternes and Port casks, vatted and married for nine months before bottling at a robust 50% ABV, without added colour or chill filtration.

You might have also noticed the rather smart packaging, reflecting Bruichladdich's sustainability strategy to use less and use better. The bottle is produced from an average of 60% recycled glass, and lighter in weight than your typical prestige expression, while the bespoke outer packaging is a first for the whisky industry, made from fully recyclable paper pulp, molded to the shape of the bottle.

Tasting Note by The Producer

Nose Beautifully fragrant with ripe peach and honeysuckle, hints of violet and lavender come through on the nose – balanced with vanilla and creamed coconut from the toasted American oak. A medley of tropical fruit comes to fore, with melon, peaches, apricot, and vibrant citrus, while the influence of the oak brings honey, caramel vanilla custard and rich crème brûlée.

Palate Luxurious and viscous, honey, butterscotch and fresh fruits coat the palate, followed by cereal notes of sweet, syrup-soaked porridge, barley sugar and toasted oak. Vibrant tropical fruit and the subtle presence of toasted oak with a hint of leather follow, with honeycomb adding to the smooth, sweet character.

Finish The quintessential character of Bruichladdich single malt comes through on the finish. The 18 Year Old has the classic minerality for which Bruichladdich is renowned, perfectly balanced with oak, stoned fruit and a delicate floral bouquet.

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Bruichladdich 18 Year Old - Re/Define
The First Definitely Won’t Be The Last
Just cracked open this Bruichladdich (Massive Ardbeg Fan so thought I’d give another Islay Whisky a try) and am so glad I did. From first sip to last mouthful of a large glass it is simply a fantastic dram. Mouth warming without any alcohol burn, long lasting and full of flavour. I think Beginners and Experts alike will enjoy this Whisky.
Jason S , United Kingdom
24 days ago