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Uncharted Whisky, Once In A Lifetime, Bruichladdich 16 Year Old

Sale price£159.95

Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Uncharted Whisky Company

Founders: Jack Breslin and Dana de Vos

Release: Once In A Lifetime

Distillery: Bruichladdich

Region: Islay, Scotland

Age: 16 years

Distilled: May 2007

Bottled: November 2023

Cask Type: Single Rivesaltes cask

Cask Ref: UC027

Alcohol by Volume: Cask strength at 61.0%

Outturn: 282 Bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Bottled: Natural colour and non chill filtered

Bruichladdich 16 Year Old Tasting Notes

Nose: Milk chocolate, raisins, dessert wine, slight ocean salt and maybe a touch of lemon.

Palate: The palate starts bright and zingy. A burst of ripe berries mellow to the delicate Rivesaltes dessert wine influence. This is a mature and rounded sweetness with hints of Thornton's special toffee, lemon and leather.

Finish: The intricate dessert wine eventually gives way to a spicy oak with a myriad of mellow spices.

About Once In A Lifetime

This is an amazingly rare and amazingly delicious cask that Jack and Dana at Uncharted Whisky Co have been searching for for a very long time.

The spirit is un-peated Bruichladdich, the most popular of the many different distillates the distillery have created over the years. The spirit when newly made has bags of flavour and is already delicious when bottled as a young whisky. Now given 16 years to mature in exceptional ex-Rivesaltes wood, we now have a really special whisky on our hands.

There was a time when Bruichladdich distillery readily sold casks to whisky lovers and the indy whisky world, however, that is now a by-gone era. What this means is that with each passing year, those independently owned casks are dwindling either through bottling or through the big, burly Islay angels taking their share.

When Jack and Dana founded Uncharted, they set out to find a Bruichladdich cask they would be happy to bottle. It’s taken 3 and a half years, but here it is. While Jack and Dana sincerely hope this won’t be the last to grace our glasses, but it might just be Once In A Lifetime.

Un-filtered. Natural colour. Cask Strength. Individually number by hand.

The Uncharted Whisky Company
Jack Breslin and Dana De Vos, Founders of Uncharted Whisky

Meet The Founders

Jack Breslin and Dana de Vos

The Uncharted Whisky Company was founded by partners; Jack Breslin and Dana de Vos. They've been working in Scotland’s booming drinks industry for years, and have held countless different roles. Now, they're embarking on their own adventure. Something they love. Independent bottlings of cracking whisky.

Jack and Dana select exceptional spirits and marry them with exceptional casks to create off the grid whiskies for Uncharted fans around the world. Everything they bottle has passed the 'Jack and Dana test'. They have to love it before they bottle it. Everything is done by hand and in tiny batches.