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Bruichladdich 2005-2016 - 11 Year Old - Douglas Laing - Old Particular - Single Cask 11509

LOT ID: 0723-498

End Date : Sep 13 2023 08:00 PM

Total Bids: 20   

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Bruichladdich 2005 - 2016. 11 Year Old. Bottled by Douglas Laing for their Old Particular series. Cask number DL11509. One of 185 bottles matured in a Sherry Hogshead. 700ml. 48.4%. In presentation tube.




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Distillery:  Bruichladdich

Distillery Status:  Working

Bottler: Douglas Laing

Region: Islay

Distilled Year: 2005

Bottling Year: 2016

Age: 11

Bottles Produced: 185

Limited Edition: yes

Cask Number: DL11509

Category: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Bottle Size: 70cl / 700ml

ABV: 48.4%

Founded in 1881, Bruichladdich was taken over in 1968 by Invergordon Distillers, who expanded the distillery to four stills in 1975, but allowed the otherwise unmodernised Bruichladdich to decline in the 1980s. In 1995, with Invergordon now under Whyte & Mackay’s shaky stewardship, Bruichladdich was mothballed. Thankfully the distillery was revitalised under a consortium led by Murray McDavid’s Mark Reynier, who bought Bruichladdich in 2000. 

With the effervescent Jim McEwan on board as distillery manager, Bruichladdich’s fortunes swiftly improved. Bruichladdich's whisky had traditionally been unpeated, but McEwan soon began experimenting with higher peat levels and embraced the wine finishing trend with gusto. In 2012, the revived Bruichladdich was sold to Rémy Cointreau.

Invergordon bottled unpeated Bruichladdich at various ages and strengths from the 1970s onwards, with the earlier bottlings far outshining the later ones. The Murray McDavid regime issued a blizzard of mostly wine-finished casks and introduced the heavily peated Port Charlotte and Octomore malts, which have found an avid fanbase. Independent Bruichladdich is widely available and generally high quality.

Founded in the late 1940s by Fred Douglas Laing Sr, the Douglas Laing company spent decades as whisky blenders and exporters before Fred Laing’s sons Stewart and Fred Jr introduced the highly influential Old Malt Cask single malt range in 1998. The McGibbon’s Provenance and Old & Rare Platinum series followed soon afterwards, establishing Douglas Laing as one of Scotland’s finest independent bottlers.

In 2013 Stewart Laing left the business, taking Old Malt Cask and Old & Rare to his new company Hunter Laing, while Fred Laing Jr was joined by his daughter Cara and her husband Chris Leggatt from Morrison Bowmore. The Old Particular and Extra Old Particular ranges were introduced to replace Old Malt Cask and Old & Rare, and the company has since moved into distilling with the purchase of Strathearn distillery in 2019 and the construction of Clutha distillery in Glasgow.


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Last Bids £57.50 12th September 2023 19:38