For years, followers of Bruichladdich whisky in Malaysia and Singapore have been looking upon the limited supply of micro-provenance single cask bottlings from afar, whetting our lips and imagining the the liquid experience through reading the tasting notes.
If lucky, someone who clicks fasts enough while sitting in front of their screen during the release may score a bottle.
Wait no more, the first batch of Micro Provenance single cask by Bruichladdich Progressive Hebridean Distillers debuts in South East Asia, allocating 144 bottles each for the Malaysia and Singapore markets.
[Hebridean = native to a group of islands off the north-western coast of Scotland]
Micro Provenance Cask No. 1898 limited-release 2010 Micro Provenance cask features Bruichladdich Unpeated, aged for ten years in second fill-Syrah barrels and bottled at cask strength (59.5% ABV/700ml).
It was bottled in December 2020 and can be pre-reserved now through Single & Available Malaysia and purchase from their BSC retail outlet or Plaza Damas office at RM699 per bottle from 19 April 2021 onwards; and Straits Wine in Singapore at SGD230 retail price from 24 March 2021 onwards.
From the press release:
The Micro Provenance range comprises an exploratory series of single cask bottlings hand-selected by Bruichladdich’s head distiller Adam Hannett to showcase the complexity and pedigree of each individual cask at the distillery. Only a handful of single casks are selected each year from over 200 different cask types currently sitting in the warehouses at Bruichladdich distillery. Each cask in the rare Micro Provenance range is unique, and the final character of the whisky will depend on the age, storage location, cask type, and other variables.
“At Bruichladdich, we are passionate about experimentation in our casks and in our whisky”, says Hannett. “We are genuinely excited to be able to release some of these individual casks and share their character, flair and attitude with Bruichladdich drinkers.”
Revived in 2012, the distillery now has 80,000 casks that highlight the unique provenance of Islay and will only be bottled when the flavour has reached its best regardless of their ages.
Bruichladdich releases of these exclusive hand-selected and highly terroir focused whiskies are the exact reason for its cult following. This limited single cask release marks Bruichladdich’s Micro Provenance debut in South East Asia. We are sure to see more of them in the near future.
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