Thanks to /u/forbiddenwaffle for pouring me a sample of this.
I attempt to go into every review without any knowledge of the whisky. Typically just what the name tells me.
However in the case of Bruichladdich Laddie Crew Valinch 13 – Jim McEwan… let’s just say that’s not happening.
To start, Bruichladdich releases single casks for each of the crew that works there. These are available at the distillery, and only various auctions after. They fetch some high prices and are quite sought after. The actual crew member is the one who picks the cask to have their name on it.
Add to that the now legendary status that is Jim McEwan. A man who is still working in the distillery game, who wanted Bruichladdich to come back alive and worked his ass off to help make it what it is. A constant salesman that if I were Bowmore…
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