Bruichladdich 2012 Fresh Bourbon Cask No.2353 - Held In Bond At Bruichladdich Distillery
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Bruichladdich 2012 Fresh Bourbon Cask No.2353 - Held In Bond At Bruichladdich Distillery

Bruichladdich 2012 Fresh Bourbon Barrel No.2353 (63.8%)

The cask was filled on 09/07/2012 and has been maturing in a warehouse at Bruichladdich ever since. Regauged on 05/01/2022 And found to contain 147 bulk litres (94.8 ltr alc) of liquid at a cask strength of 63.8%, yielding around 210 bottles at full cask strength (more if diluted down).

The cask is currently stored in bond at Bruichladdich Distillery as you can observe in photos two and three. Bruichladdich stopped making casks available to private individuals in 2012, so you won't see many of these on the market. This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the last of these casks ever made available to the general public. 

The successful winner of this lot will receive a certificate of ownership from the current UK Duty Representative. They will also have the option to change the UK Duty Representative.

Fees / Other costs to be aware of:

Storage Fees – Free up to January 2023 - £0.42 per week (£21.96 per year)
Cask Removal Fee - £42.00
Re-gauging - £30.00
One 100ml complimentary sample can be drawn each year. A postage charge will apply.

Bottling Costs / Removal from Bond

The cask is currently held in bond. Any costs relating to bottling or removal from the bond will be incurred by the new cask owner.
Once payment for the lot has been made by bank transfer only, the funds will be held by Just Whisky Limited, and only transferred to the seller once the buyer has received documentation and proof of ownership.

Tasting Notes - Supplied by Angus MacRaild (Whisky Consultant & Author)

pale straw.

Nose: quite sharp and chiselled when neat. A lot of dusty malt bin, hay, cereal, chalk and lemon pith. There's also touches of parsley, sea air and savoury cooking oils. It possesses that typical modern Bruichladdich charisma, however you can tell the alcohol is rather dominant when neat. With water: simple but straightforward and classical now. Lemon peels, sherbets, sweetened cereals, olive oil - an excellent and typical modern Bruichladdich from bourbon.

Palate: really pops at natural strength! Salted barley sugars, soy sauce, pickling vinegar, waxes, wintergreen and other medicinal herbaceous qualities. Seawater, grapefruit and green acidity. Very lively, coastally fresh and full of personality. The alcohol is more integrated on the palate than the nose when neat. With water: becomes even more herbaceous, with fresh green herbs and more of the medicinal variety too. Lemon verbena, peppery watercress, fennel and aniseed. A peppery and rather powerful dram.

Finish: quite long, warming, some green chilli heat and still an impression of sea air freshness and green acid bite. A little oiliness of the texture remains in the mouth.

Comments: a very good young Bruichladdich. Could easily be bottled now, although would likely benefit from some dilution. Although, of course, at that strength, it could easily continue to mature well for years to come.



21-02-2022 20:00


Winning Bid: £ 14,000.00

Reserve met
  • Strength: 63.8%
  • Bottle Size: 147 Bulk Litres
  • Distillery / Blender: Bruichladdich
  • Region: Islay
  • Cask No: 2353
  • Cask Type: Fresh Bourbon Barrel
  • Lot Type: Complete Cask