1973 Bruichladdich 30 Year Old
After getting into financial difficulties Bruichladdich distillery was forced to close in 1994 by then-owners Whyte & Mackay. Not long afterwards in 2000 the distillery was rescued by a group of investors and Bruichladdich promptly re-opened in 2001.
A new master distiller was appointed in Jim McEwan, who started as an apprentice cooper at Bowmore in 1963 and rose to become distillery manager over a 38 year career there.
Shortly after re-opening, Bruichladdich released a handful of vintage bottlings from the 1960's and 1970's which have gone on to achieve considerable stardom. This one-off 1973 vintage is one such example. Matured in a combination of 65% bourbon casks, 35% refill sherry casks.
A limited edition of 4,200 bottles released in 2003.
Bottle size: 70cl
Shipped weight: 4kg
Buyers please note a slight dent at the base of the tube. The integrity and use of the tube is unaffected.