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 their warehouses. Infinity was originally released in celebration of the moon landing this is the third release in the Infinity series.
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 American 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 (now 20ppm) 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 cuv?e was to produce a complex, multi-layered malt with a provocatively infinite finish: the ideal digestif dram - mellow, rich, spice and fruit.
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Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:48 pm Post subject:
Laddie just loves those coloured bottles which you can gauge how much you have left.
I am sure this will be good as the original Infinity which i had a while back, i suppose you would now call it an Infinity 1 anyway that was very good indeed the extra bit of peat in this Infinity 3 should add to the pleasure.
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