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Bruichladdich releases “Infinity 3”

August 26th, 2009

Bruichladdich just announced the third release of Infinity. The whisky, bottled at 50% ABV,  will be available worldwide. I don’t have a price yet for the U.S. market. Press release below. You can view a picture of it  here.

To Infinity and Beyond
Infinity was created to showcase the great length of palate associated with Bruichladdich. This bottling, the third in the series, makes the ideal digestif.
Jim McEwan, Bruichladdich’s head distiller, started his whisky career 45 years ago as a cooper rising to be master of that trade; he knows all there is to know about casks.

That knowledge, together with his renown distilling experience, has led to the creation of Infinity 3, from casks specifically chosen out of over 35,000 maturing in our warehouses.

Quercus Alba, better known as American oak, is the standard for Bourbon production then whisky aging.  But unusually, in this case, the association is not US but entirely with Spain.

Only Spanish grown Quercus Alba – refill Sherry and Ribero (tempranillo) casks – were used for this multi-vintage Bruichladdich, drawn from several ages, styles and peat levels.

The peatiness has been upped slightly over the two original bottlings, stocks of which are now exhausted. This is a general release, stocks are expected to last until 2011/12.

The brief for this decidedly personal cuvée was to produce a complex, multi-layered malt with a provocatively infinite finish: the ideal digestif dram – mellow, rich, spice and fruit.

3 Responses to “Bruichladdich releases “Infinity 3””

  1. smsmmns says:

    A new whisky friend of mine said “I like Bruichladdich whisky.” I agreed. But it occurred to me later, what does this mean?

    With what, 100 releases in the past 7 years, what IS Bruichladdich? Yellow Sub? Links? Octomore? Redder/Golder/Blacker still? 3D? Valinch? Resurrection? Kosher wine finish?

  2. Steven says:

    I agree, I started out with whisky as a Bruichladdich fan too, but I’ve long since stopped following everything they’re putting on the market, it’s too much.

  3. B.J. Reed says:

    Well Steven, Infinity goes a long way 🙂

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