1970 Bruichladdich (bottled 2002)
Having been closed since 1994 by then-owners Whyte & McKay, Bruichladdich was brought back to life by Mark Reynier (of Murray McDavid) and a group of investors around the turn of the millenium.
Jim McEwan was appointed as master distiller after a 38 year career at nearby Bowmore, where he was distillery manager. Under Reynier and McEwan, Bruichladdich went through something of a renaissance in the early noughties with a handful of releases, such as this one, featuring the remaining stocks from the 1960s and 1970s - a magical period in the distillery's history.
Arguably the finest of them all is this legendary 1970, matured in first fill bourbon casks for the full term.
A limited edition of 4,200 bottles released in 2002.
Score: 95/100 WF
Bottle size: 70cl
Shipped weight: 4kg