The distillery's website gives this explanation: "The second of a brace of bottlings to mark the acquisition and re-birth of Bruichladdich distillery. this dram: “renaissance”. Among the very first spirit to run from our stills. Our manifesto for the future. 2,500 bottles, only available online or at the Distillery shop. 'The revolution does not choose its paths' – Leon Trotsky."
What about using a Trotsky quote about revolution in regard to a whisky that was distilled on 9/11? That's super lame and just plain odd . . . unless one is thinking of 9/11 from an insider perspective in illuminati terms as "the new pearl harbor" that Project for the New American Century wrote about in the late 90's.
It's hard to believe that Jim McEwan didn't catch the significance of the distillation date on this bottling when he said of the whisky, "Mood: Changing room nerves. OK Coral." What in the heck does that reference signify? French multinationals are Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday, or are they the Clantons?
Also, "changing room nerves" is a bit of a girlish analogy for a corporate buyout, don't you think? In a way, 9/11 in the United States was more of a changing room than what happened at Bruichladdich. After all, the events seemed like an ample excuse for most people to vote in and accept the beginning of a new era in giant governments everywhere, which these days are slouching towards Bethlehem, paving the way to a New World with One Order.
I wonder if anyone noticed the distillation date at the Islay Festival? Was it even mentioned? If I had been present, then I would have objected if nothing was said about that. Isn't it worth at least mentioning, especially when a bottle like this is chosen to be featured prominently, even when it's rather strangely curdled and weird in terms of its general profile, scent, and taste.
The series (of two) started with this very bottling, and so the second "renaissance" bottling the next year, in 2012, was a moot point, almost like a decoy meant to distract from the audacity of the first.
There's nothing Renaissance-like about 9/11. Does this bottle mark the beginning of a new age, which is supposed to be "golden?" If so, it's the beginning of a dark age, far darker than the so called dark ages, which were full of merriment and relative freedom when compared with today, and plenty of holidays each year.
I'm sure Bruichladdich was well aware of the distilling date when the company came up with the title "renaissance."
19.05.2011 is the bottling date. On this night, the moon was far closer to the earth than usual, so much so that it was called a "super moon." There was great occult significance to the date. Some people are paying attention to this sort of thing. What better night to "draw down" the moon for the purposes of making dark alliances with supernatural powers? Using a "super moon" as the bottling date seems like a strange coincidence indeed, and strains the bounds of credulity. Let's not forget that Bruichladdich has openly shown its affinity for "Black Arts."
The distillery had a golden opportunity to turn this 2001 bottling under discussion into a tribute to the victims of 9/11. Instead, it did the opposite by calling it "renaissance."
This said, the distillery is no stranger to commemorative bottlings. According to Wiki: "Much of the equipment in use [at Bruichladdich] is the original Victorian equipment. The process is gravity fed and no computers are used in production, apart from in the offices clerically and to run a series of eight webcams.
"These webcams were the focus of an intelligence operation by the (American) Defense Threat Reduction Agency, when the distillery's antique distilling equipment was mistaken for that purportedly used for Iraq's elusive chemical weapons.
"This story has roots in an e-mail sent by an American agent to the distillery when one of the webcams had broken. A limited run of commemorative WMD bottles were released in honour of the story, while a second WMD bottling, Yellow Submarine, was issued when an Islay fisherman found a MoD submarine ROV, and a minor farcical affair ensued."
It seems that Bruichladdich would rather make tongue in cheek jokes about WMD's than to honor the dead of 9/11. So be it. It's worth remembering that the Iraq war was started based upon misleading propaganda about the country having WMD's. Ironically, the Beatles helped to prolong the Vietnam war with songs like Yellow Submarine.
Without the manufactured "counter culture movement" that was cooked up at places like Tavistock, then Americans would have stopped the fighting sooner, rather than associating peace with "those dirty hippies," as was planned by programmers.
We will never know if Bruichladdich purposefully bottled a whisky under a giant occult-friendly moon that was distilled on 9/11, and then chose to call it "renaissance" as some sort of veiled reference, but it's pretty obvious that the bottle was its first step (or misstep) in a bizarre direction that thankfully was altered towards some fantastic bottlings over the past two decades.
The only reason why I care about this gaff is because I'm a huge Bruichladdich fan. On the journey from PC5 to Port Charlotte 10, I've been a staunch enthusiast and participant . . . despite the fact that Bruichladdich 2001 was misnamed, mismarketed, and ended up being an insult to the victims of 9/11.
I only recently learned of this bottling and plan to buy one if I can. But if I am successful, then I will never open it, out of respect for those who lost their lives on the most confusing of days, which set a rather ominous tone--not only for a new American century, but for a new global millennium, as well.