The 51st release from Dramfool is 2010 Bruichladdich matured full-term in a 1st fill Rivesaltes Barrique for 11 years. The barrique yielded 299 bottles at cask strength of 61.8%. We are pleased to announce that this whisky has been personally approved by Jim McEwan, allowing us to hallmark it as part of the Jim McEwan Legacy range.
Barrique filled on 08/09/2010 and bottled on 11/04/2022 at 11 years old.
Tasting notes by Jim McEwan
Colour - Stunning Beguiling Auburn
Aromas – Stunning, opening with all the components singing like a Heavenly choir! The red fruit aromas in harmony with the sweet mellowness of the oak is simply wonderful, and the crispness of the malted Islay barley is the perfect foil. It’s a magical olfactory experience.
The Islay DNA of Atlantic winds and Heather covered peat fields works brilliantly. Matured full term a stone’s throw from the Ocean makes a massive difference to the character and personality of the spirit, as it does to the men who work quietly while the world sleeps. Made in a Distillery where the nearest thing to a computer is the clock on the wall!
What you’re experiencing is with the passage of time a spirit that is wonderful and rare. At this age it’s stunning, all the components are as one; hand crafted, matured full term by the Atlantic in this unique Rivesaltes cask. I created many spirits in my 52 years and this one is rather special, and I know that you will enjoy your time with it, hand made by skilled Distillers with passion and pride!