Thanks to /u/Throzen for pouring me a sample of this.
Picking casks isn’t easy. As someone who’s only had to pick from stuff that others have picked that were then picked from other people, I’ve been lucky. That many levels of distillation, much like whisky, means I’m less on the hook.
Which brings us to Bruichladdich Micro-Provenance 2006 Rivesaltes KWM. Someone from Kensington Wine Market went to Bruichladdich, was shown a variety of casks, which were picked by the distillery (seemingly by someone who had some understanding of what taste points the individual from KWM would want), and then picked from them. That cask then went through what I imagine is a Rube Goldberg-esque type of machine to becomes bottles of whisky.
There’s some stress involved in that. Yes, this was made in 2006, well after the days of poor casks from Bruichladdich that were re-racked with better wine…
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