Bruichladdich 1990 25 Year Old PX
Sherry casks are highly prized for the unctuous, raisiny flavours they impart to maturing Scotch whisky. However, changes in regulations have meant that Spanish Sherries are now bottled at the Bodega, meaning that genuine Sherry casks have become increasingly rare. At Bruichladdich, we refuse to use inferior quality wood that has simply been ‘flavoured’ by exposure to poor quality Sherry (sadly a widespread industry practice).
Breaking industry conventions, neither the House of Bruichladdich nor Bodega Fernando de Castilla bow before simplistic age statements, or strip the natural character from our liquids.
Jan has provided the genuine Oloroso and Pedro Ximinez casks used by Bruichladdich during the final years of the journey along which this exceptional whisky has travelled.
The original spirit, distilled in 1990, has since taken two intriguing paths.
Batch one: refill Bourbon cask, 17 years; Bordeaux Grand Cru cask, 5 years; Pedro Ximinez sherry cask, 4 years.
Batch two: refill sherry butt, 18 years; Oloroso sherry cask, 7 years.
This is whisky with life experience, that has been on a journey, finessed by Head Distiller Adam Hannett into a rare, rich and complex Islay whisky.
From Bruichladdich Distillery.