Bruichladdich WMDIII: The Legend Resurfaces

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Bruichladdich har genskabt Yellow Submarine 1991.
Historien omkring Yellow Submarine kan læses nederst i artiklen.

Kort fortalt, så fandt en fisker en ubåd ved kysten af Islay. Denne blev bragt til  haven, men først efter noget tid ville det engelske søværn kende til ubåden. Her, mere en 10 år senere er ubåden taget ud af drift og det er lykkedes Bruichladdich at købe ubåden som nu står på destilleriet.

Adam fra Bruichladdich distillery har fundet nogle fade fra 1991, der er tale om re-fill sherry casks fyldt med un-peated whisky fra Bruichladdich. I 2006 blev indholdet af disse fade overført til spanske rød vins fade. Disse fade er så viet med indholdet fra refill bourbon fade og derefter aftappet.

Der er kommet 1991 flasker ud af disse fade aftappet ved 46% på en alder af 25 år.
Component 1: 15 years refill sherry maturation before a final 10 years Spanish tempranillo cask maturation (approx. 7 parts)
Component 2: 25 years refill bourbon maturation (approx. 2 parts)

Pris pr. flaske: £299.00

Historien om Yellew Submarine
Things were about to get even more eccentric because, shortly afterwards, Islay fisherman John Baker was heading home to Port Ellen when he spotted something awash in the sea off the bow of his boat. Being a resourceful man, he attached a rope to said object and towed it into the pier where Gordon Currie lifted it out of the water. It proved to be a very beautiful yellow submarine.

Very conveniently, the yellow vessel had ‘Ministry of Defence’ and a telephone number stencilled on it, which was of course immediately called. What happened next was to become the stuff of legend. He was connected to the Royal Navy. “I have found your yellow submarine” said John. “We haven’t lost a yellow submarine” said the Navy. Which was an odd response as the evidence to the contrary was overwhelming.

John and Gordon then loaded the submarine onto a lorry and took it to a secret location in Port Ellen (actually fellow fisherman Harold Hastie’s back garden). The local newspaper was called, then the nationals, and the following day the red-tops were full of pictures of the two friends astride the lethal-looking machine, carrying fishing rods, and asking: “Has anybody lost a yellow submarine?”

Hilarious… unless you were the Royal Navy – who did eventually admit to it being theirs. HMS Blyth, the minesweeper that lost it, eventually came to pick it up, slipping into the pier at dawn to winch it aboard. By that time, Bruichladdich had (of course) commissioned another bottling, WMD2: The Yellow Submarine, and a box of lovely liquid was graciously offered, and accepted by the captain as a goodwill gesture.

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