Bruichladdich debuts Micro Provenance whisky range

by Owen Bellwood

Islay Scotch distiller Bruichladdich has released a 10-year-old whisky as the first instalment in its Micro Provenance series of single cask releases.

The Rémy Cointreau-owned distillery will debut the Micro Provenance collection in Singapore and Malaysia with the release of an unpeated whisky distilled in 2010 and matured for 10 years in second-fill ex-Syrah wine barrels. This cask was bottled specially for Singapore and Malaysia, with only 144 bottles available in each country. Each cask in the rare Micro Provenance will vary based on its age, storage location, cask type, and other variables, and will be chosen by Bruichladdich’s head distiller, Adam Hannett. Hannett said: “At Bruichladdich, we are passionate about experimentation in our casks and in our whisky. “We are genuinely excited to be able to release some of these individual casks and share their character, flair and attitude with Bruichladdich drinkers.” Bruichladdich Micro Provenance cask 1898 is bottled at a cask strength of 59.5% ABV and will be priced at S$230 (US$172) per 700ml bottle. A limited edition Bruichladdich Bundle will also be available featuring Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie, Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2011, Bruichladdich Organic Barley 2010, Bruichladdich Single Cask 1898, and a complimentary Bruichladdich Glencairn nosing glass. The set will be available in Singapore through retailer The Straits Wine Company priced at RRP S$628 (US$468). Last month, Bruichladdich released the Islay Barley 2012 Scotch whisky, which it said would replace the distillery’s 2011 vintage.