To honor an epic sail trip sponsored by the Bruichladdich distillery people could send in pictures of their own epic trips!
The lads at Bruichladdich had some wee laddie bottle available and three lucky people would get selected and win a dram. People were promoted to actively bribe the jury, in good Bruichladdich tradition!
I entered and won a dram! Below are photos of the unboxing!
The dram that I got is a 2015, distilled in
2003, FULL TERM PORT casks, whisky that was selected to give a Christmas feeling.
The Bruichladdich site tells us this about this dram: Distilled in 2003 and bottled in 2015, this single malt whisky has spent its entire maturation period in a port hogshead barrel by the shores of Loch Indaal.
Northern Portugal’s Douro river valley is not only port’s Denominação de Origem Controlada (DOC), it has UNESCO world heritage status due to archaeological evidence of wine production stretching back two thousand years.
The limited amount of 250 bottles are sold out on the Bruichladdich site and for good reason. It is bottled at a whopping 60.1% / vol and that is obviously cask strength!
I have not added water myself till now, but you could if you wanted to. Just try if you can!
Will probably post a blog about what I think I smell and taste later.