Bruichladdich Valinch

Bruichladdich distillery

Due to the temporary closure of the Bruichladdich shop, the usual opportunity to buy a single cask 500ml bottle, where you can fill it yourself, has been lost. However, the distillery has resurrected this as an on-line offering and is offering monthly ballots.

Purchases of up to one bottle of each per email registration is by ballot. The ballot process is supposed to avoid overloading the website but straight after the ballot had opened the website failed with a 504 Gateway Timeout error!

November 2020

The two whiskies for November were

  • A 9-year old Bruichladdich from a Vin Doux Naturel cask. Bottled at 61.7% ABV, just 386 bottles are available.
  • A heavily peated Port Charlotte SHC:03 having spent 14 years in a refill sherry cask. Bottled at 62.3% ABV, a total of 793 bottles are available.

Purchases

Port Charlotte SHC: 03, bottle 037/793 from cask 2658 at 62.3%. 13 years old distilled on 27th October 2006 and finished in a 2nd fill sherry butt.

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December 2020

The two whiskies for December were

Bruichladdich Julie McIntire 52, bottle 155/392 from cask 3356 at 62%. 11 years old distilled on 28th September 2009.

Port Charlotte SY: 02, bottle 20⅔93 from cask 0507 at 61.8%. 11 years old distilled on 4th March 2009 and finished in a 2nd fill Syrah hoghshead.

Purchases

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January 2021

The two whiskies for January were EDIT BELOW #53 FIONA GLOVER VALINCH Our 53rd Laddie Crew Valinch features Fiona Glover, Housekeeper and Hospitality extraordinaire. Our classic unpeated spirit has spent 11 years in an ex-brandy cask hailing from the western region of France. Just 490 bottles of this rich and fruity spirit, bottled at 61.6% ABV, are available.

Bruichladdich Julie McIntire 52, bottle 155/392 from cask 3356 at 62%. 11 years old distilled on 28th September 2009.

Port Charlotte STC:01 2007 In a rare glimpse, this 14 year old Port Charlotte spirit combines heathery smoke with sublime ex-Sauternes cask maturation. Bottled at 61.1% ABV, just 378 bottles will be made available.

Port Charlotte SY: 02, bottle 20⅔93 from cask 0507 at 61.8%. 11 years old distilled on 4th March 2009 and finished in a 2nd fill Syrah hoghshead.

Purchases

February 2021

The two whiskies for February were BRUICHLADDICH #54 JANE CARSWELL More-often found behind the camera than in front of it, our 54th Laddie Crew Valinch celebrates the contributions of Jane Carswell. This unpeated spirit was distilled from Islay-grown barley, and has matured exclusively in an ex-Amarone cask. Bottled at 57.7% abv, just 418 bottles are available.

Bruichladdich Julie McIntire 52, bottle 155/392 from cask 3356 at 62%. 11 years old distilled on 28th September 2009.

PORT CHARLOTTE BC:04 2006 Distilled in 2006, this heavily-peated Port Charlotte spirit has aged for 13 years in a first fill bourbon cask. The subtle, stripped-back maturation showcases the barbeque smoke of our elegant Islay spirit. Bottled at 60.9% abv, just 301 bottles will be available.

Port Charlotte SY: 02, bottle 20⅔93 from cask 0507 at 61.8%. 11 years old distilled on 4th March 2009 and finished in a 2nd fill Syrah hoghshead.

Purchases

March 2021

The March valinch release was actually a 700ml bottle called The Ternary Project.