Bruichladdich Rare Cask 1985 / 32

€945.00
In stock
The Bruichladdich Rare Cask 1985 is a 32 year old malt from the very last 22 casks from 1985. Originally filled into third fill Bourbon Casks, the casks laid untouched until 2012. Jim McEwan rediscovered them in 2012 and re-casked them in fresh bourbon barrels to add depth and complexity. In 2017 they took their last leg of their journey, filled in French Claret oak casks.

Fact Sheet

Whiskey Type
Single Malt
Brand
Bruichladdich
Distillery
Bruichladdich (Islay)
Country
Scotland
Volume
70cl
Alcohol %
48.70%

A Bruichladdich Rare Cask Series

  • The very last 22 casks from 1985
  • Unpeated Islay single malt Scotch Whisky
  • Exclusive to domestic markets
  • Limited release of only 4,200 bottles
  • Vintage 1985 – aged 32 years
  • Distilled, matured and bottled on Islay
  • Colouring free and without chill filtration
  • Matured in refill Bourbon casks until 2012
  • Recasked into first fill Bourbon casks
  • A final ace in premium French oak

Tasting Notes:

Colour – Blood orange.

Aroma – An amazing array of notes. Blood orange, nectarines, banana bread, desiccated coconut, vanilla custard, then more floral and nutty tones, geranium, marzipan, walnut, heather honey.

Taste – Tremendous presence on the palate, the texture is wondrously sof and syrupy. The short ACE in the wine casks has given a warm, nutmeg hint and a layer of fruity notes, raspberry, blackcurrant jam and ripe plum, all perfectly balanced by years in American oak – cinder toffee, lemon meringue and coconut – bounty bar sweet. It opens continually to reveal layer upon layer of complexity.

Finish – Long and gentle, the oak influence is strong with waves of soft vanilla wafer, toffee and sandalwood. Then lemon barley sugars, a hint of salted caramel and apricot syrup.

Character – Attempting to describe the feeling and style of this whisky will fall woefully short of doing it justice. This is a vintage that will not be forgotten and it is my pleasure to be able to release it to the world.

Being in the business of cigars, whiskey and premium gentleman's gifts for over 135 years, we have full confidence that you'll be happy with your James Fox experience. In the unlikely event that something goes wrong, our team will do everything it can to find a suitable solution. We want you to know that we're available to help you at any stage of your encounter with us – we're always just an email or phone call away!

VAT (Value-Added Tax) is mandatory on all orders shipped within the EU and included in the price you see on the product page. If your shipping address is in a non-EU country, the tax will be deducted from the order automatically during the checkout process, allowing you to benefit from tax-free prices.

All our items are available for worldwide delivery through An Post (Ireland's postal service) or courier service. The shipping and handling cost is based on the weight of the item(s) purchased and calculated at the checkout page. For a breakdown of shipping costs, please visit our delivery information page.

Orders placed Monday to Friday before midday will be processed and dispatched on the same day. Any orders placed after 12pm, on weekends or public holidays will be processed and dispatched on the following working day.

In the unlikely event that you are not happy with your purchase, please contact us on info@jamesfox.ie or give us a call on +353 1 6770533.