Bruichladdich launches 10YO in Singapore

by Alice Brooker

Islay distillery Bruichladdich has released 282 bottles of its 2011 Micro Provence Cask No 0315 whisky in Singapore.

It is the second release in Southeast Asia of the Micro Provenance series, and Singapore has been allocated one of the 20 single casks released across 10 countries in 2022. Comprising just 282 bottles, Cask No 0315 contains unpeated whisky aged for 10 years in second-fill Syrah barrels. Head distiller Adam Hannett said: “At Bruichladdich, my role is to guide and shape these whiskies to express their provenance and terroir, rather than try to wrestle the variation into a narrow yet consistent band of flavour." Each year, Hannett hand selects the barrels for the Micro Provenance bottlings from 200 types that are resting in the distillery’s coastal warehouse. He added: “Experimenting with age, storage location, cask type, and other variables translates into the highly unique characteristics in our casks – full of character, flair and attitude.” Clocking in at 65.2% ABV, the 2011 Micro Provenance Cask No 0315 features label artwork of Singapore’s national symbol, the red merlion head. The 700ml whisky was bottled in November 2021, and will retail for RRP S$268 (US$193.52) through online retailer One Cellar, which is also offering a bundle limited to six sets. The sets includes 700ml bottles of Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie, Port Charlotte 10 Year Old, Octomore 10 Year Old, Bruichladdich Micro Provenance Single Cask 0315, plus two complimentary limited edition ice moulds and two branded nosing glasses. Each set costs RRP S$750 (US$541). To mark the exclusive release, the bottle will be available at a discounted price of RRP S$255 (US$184) for purchases before 18 May if consumers use the promo code BRUMPSG. Additionally, Singapore-based bars including The Cooperage, The Writing Club and The Joint will have limited stocks available for consumers to taste. The Cooperage will also offer a flight of Bruichladdich’s single malt range of three expressions, featuring the Micro Provenance Cask 0315. Earlier this year, Bruichladdich unveiled a series of single malt whiskies to celebrate Chinese New Year.