As most of you have seen by now, we have partnered with The Single Cask to share a truly unique Bruichladdich with the world. I think that it pairs well with our film for a number of reasons, the most obvious of which is that it was distilled by Bruichladdich in 2009, under the leadership of Jim McEwan. It’s a great example of a unique, handcrafted whisky that has one foot in the past and one striding into the future.
We loved sharing the tasting sets with everyone during the Burns Night Celebration and those whiskies were very carefully chosen to pair with specific moments in the movie. But this is something else…
These bottles come with tickets to our March 5th event, which includes a screening of the film, but they also come with access to a conversation between myself, Jim McEwan, and Brendan Pillai from The Single Cask. We will take questions from the audience, but we will also discuss the spirit at the heart of Bruichladdich. The spirit that inspired Mark Reynier to spend a decade buying and reopening the place, and inspired Jim to leave Bowmore and throw his lot in with an underfunded startup at an overlooked distillery that had been closed for years. In the years that followed, Bruichladdich did amazing things with that spirit, putting it in casks no one ever considered before. But they were dreamers. And this whisky is one of those dreams. It was never in a funky cask. It was never ACE’d either. But it is a truly superlative whisky, made by master’s hands.
Nearly every distillery has a spirit character that becomes central to its flavor profile. The spirit is the hub around which the varying cask finishes and age statements revolve.
Whether or not you join us on March 5th, I hope that you will get to try this whisky. I would give every single person a dram of this if I could. As I write this, there are fewer than 2 dozen bottles left and the time needed to get bottles to you before March 5th is growing short.