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Bruichladdich announce Octomore 9 Dialogos and WMDIII: The Legend Resurfaces.

Octomore has an undeniable ability to stimulate debate in single malt circles. Defiantly challenging the established preconceptions of what constitutes a quality whisky, the series itself polarises opinion.

Octomore dialogos
Bold and brazen at 5 years old. Super heavily peated. Cask strength. It is the impossible equation. It should not work. Only upon tasting it will you understand its true potential.

Since 2008, we have welcomed this conversation to our doorstep and exposed ourselves to criticism in the hope that we will unlock new realms of flavour. We’ve questioned the elements that contribute towards the depth and balance of each youthful drop… Is it in the sourcing of the raw ingredients? The careful selection of the wood’s quality and style? Or is it in the influence of nature; weather, climate, soil?

In celebration of this work, four new editions marked with the tell-tale διάλογος will be released over 6 months, each a sensorial exploration of knowledge gained.

For now, sit tight. Octomore 09.1 is coming to a shelf near you… around September… we’ll reveal the rest in due course.

Bruichladdich WMDIII

“US SPIES TUNE INTO ‘DISTILLERY OF MASS DESTRUCTION'”
“OUR WHISKY IS NOT A CHEMICAL WEAPON, SAY DISTILLERY CHIEFS”
“AMERICANS FIND WMD – THAT’S A WHISKY MAKING DISTILLERY”
“HOW THE US SPIED ON A TINY ISLAND DISTILLERY”
We can be as serious as you like, we’ll wax lyrical about the most intricate detail of whisky-making for hours and hours and hours on end. But spend a minute round the distillery and you’ll come to know, that it’s a sense of humour that keeps us all going.

The original WMD bottling certainly tickled us. The story began with a letter from the Defence Threat Reduction Agency, inquiring as to why we were shipping distilling equipment that could be adapted for sinister purposes. Never one to miss a trick, or a PR spin, then MD Mark Reynier embellished events, capturing the attention of the nation and the headlines of several respected press.

Lurking in our depths, these defiant days of irksome provocation live on! As a symbolic salute to those of you who share our sense of foolery, we present to you the lucky few, WMDIII: The Legend Resurfaces.
Adam has hunted out the last parcel of the original 1991 spirit, now at a sublime 25 years old. Originally filled into refill sherry casks, this unpeated Bruichladdich was then transferred into Spanish red wine casks in 2006. This third iteration has been balanced with refill bourbon casks, just as its predecessor.

1,991 bottles have been liberated from our warehouses for this web exclusive. In a bid to make buying as democratic as possible, we’ve restricted purchase to one per person.

Brief Details:

  • Laddie Shop online exclusive, one per person
  • 1,991 bottles only (700ml)
  • 46% alc. / vol.
  • £300 including VAT
  • 25 aged years
  • Component 1: 15 years refill sherry maturation before a final 10 years Spanish tempranillo cask maturation (approx. 7 parts)
  • Component 2: 25 years refill bourbon maturation (approx. 2 parts)

Available via Bruichladdich shop

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