Bruichladdich - 1984 WMD I - Whisky of Mass Distinction

Lot Id: 182445

Bruichladdich - 1984 WMD I - Whisky of Mass Distinction

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Isle of Islay whisky for auction
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Probably now the rarest and most sought after a bottle for Bruichladdich collectors is this first edition of WMD (Whisky of Mass Distinction) Big Brother of which there were only 440 bottles produced in 2003 from a combination of 60% refill bourbon barrels, 20% refill Oloroso casks, and 20% refill Fino casks.

When Inverleven distillery was dismantled some copper stills and distilling equipment travelled by boat passed Faslane (home of the UK's nuclear arsenal) and triggered the CIA to investigate Bruichladdich for producing Weapons of Mass destruction. The tongue in cheek bottling hammers its message home with a tribute to George Orwell, titled Big Brother on the back label.


This is bottle number 252.

  • Distillery: Bruichladdich Whisky for auction
  • Bottler: Distillery
  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Islay
  • Size: 70cl
  • Type: Single Malt Whisky
  • Number of Bottles: 440
  • Strength (%): 46%
  • Bottle No: 252
  • Distillery Status: Operational
  • Fill Level: High Shoulder
  • Lot Type: Full Size
  • Shipping Weight: 2.00 KG

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