Bruichladdich presents The Three Tens

2nd edition of The Laddie 10, Port Charlotte 10 and Octomore 10 released

There is a 10 on the labels which proofs that Bruichladdich can not only release whisky without an age statement in the moment – even if these three Bruichladdichs The Laddie 10, Port Charlotte 10 and Octomore 10 2nd Edition don’t mark the beginning of standard releases with age statement. Each of the three single malts is limited to 18.000 bottles.

In 2000 the distillery had been bought for 7.5 mio pounds by Mark Reynier, Simon Coughlin and Gordon Wright after it had been mothballed since 1994. Renovation was done and special attention was turned on the warehouses and casks inside. Head Distiller Jim McEwan took care of them and partly moved the whisky from inactive casks into a wide range of others. And he started the production of own whisky.

With the first release of the Laddie 10 the company proudly presented its first self-distilled 10 year old single malt whisky. These Three Tens that now were released also had been produced during that active time of Jim McEwan: Last year he handed over the job as a head distiller to Adam Hannett and retired. To that time the ownership of Bruichladdich had changed because it had been sold on 2012 to the company Remy Cointreau for 58 mio pounds.

All three single malts of the series Bruichladdich The Three Tens were produced from barley that grew here on the island of the Inner Hebrides. The water was taken from local wells and the whisky is matured in warehouses on Islay. It is bottled without color and un-chilfiltered. No doubt: terroir shapes the character of the Bruichladdich whisky.

Bruichladdich The Laddie Ten - 2nd Edition 10 yo 2006/2016

The Laddie Ten 2nd Edition was batched from different kind of casks. The whisky was matured in first fill Bourbon, sherry and wine casks. Tis 2nd edition was bottled with 50% ABV in contrast to the first one that “only” offered 46% ABV. The Bruichladdich The Laddie Ten is made from unpeated malt.

Octomore - 2nd Edition 10 yo 2006/2016

With 167 ppm this Octomore lives up to his reputation as the post peated single malt. The first 10 year old Octomore offered 80.5 ppm. First fill Bourbon and wine casks formed the character of this Bruichladdich whisky.

Port Charlotte - 2nd Edition 10 yo 2006/2016

A smokiness of 40 ppm makes the Port Charlotte a link between the Bruichladdich and the Octomore. It was matured in first fill Bourbon, sherry and wine casks from Spain and France.