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Pairing an exclusive 2009 Bruichladdich cask bottling and the Water of Life Film for an evening celebrating Scotch Whisky

Producers Blacksmith + Jones and The Single Cask today announce a collaboration that brings the story and heavenly taste of Scotch Whisky together into an exclusive event.


“Following  the successful Burns Night Celebration, we want to continue to bring our story to the whisky world through unique experiences,”

said The Water of Life Director Greg Swartz.

“It’s important to us that we help our audience engage all their senses when seeing the film and this collaboration with The Single Cask is a natural fit with that desire.”


The Blacksmith + Jones are pairing that bottle with a screening event followed by a tasting session and Q&A between Pillai, Swartz, and the audience.  Oh, and a visit from the man who distilled the whisky in the bottle: Jim McEwan.

This event will be exclusive to those who purchase the bottle – because, what’s a tasting session without the bottle! The full experience, film screening, bottle, tasting session and Q&A costs £149 and this Experience can be purchased through https://www.wateroflifefilm.com/ or https://www.thesinglecask.co.uk/


Bottles go on sale today and the The Single Cask Experience event will be held on the 5th March (to allow enough time for everyone to get their bottle delivered prior to the event).


“Jim McEwan era Bruichladdich casks are becoming impossible to find and the prices of those casks have gone through the roof in the past few months, “

Ben Curtis, Owner of the Single Cask said.

“Working together with Water of Life team to find a whisky to compliment the Film, this specific cask was a no brainer as it’s a beautiful expression of the whisky at its purest”.


Brendan Pillai, from The Single Cask added “This expression, Cask #3615, was distilled on the 12th of October 2009 at the Bruichladdich Distillery and matured in a first fill Bourbon cask for 11 years. It has been bottled un-chill filtered, with no added colour, at cask strength of 61.3%. The cask yielded 247 bottles and is a wonderful full bodied decadent example of Bruichladdich and will give the audience a true glimpse into a classic from that era.”


Official Tasting Notes: Bruichladdich 2009 #3615 (61.3% ABV) – 247 bottles

Nose: macadamia, sea salt, malt, honey, cacao, light hay

Palate: An immediate rush of liquorice, lemon, key lime and fennel which took the tongue a few minutes to process before it leads on to green apple, pineapple, cinnamon and mint on second taste before it exits and leaves you salivating with malt powder and sencha rice tea. Full-bodied and decadent.

Finish: Dries off into malt, white pepper, coriander seeds


If you missed our Words on Whiskey interview with Greg Swartz and Jim McEwan you can catch that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smbDm5MlpyM


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