This one, the Bere Barley 2008, bottled in 2018, a ten year old Laddie, for them an old whisky, is the best of the three. A thick malty sweet and a little spicy malt. Just the way a Bruichladdich should be. They don’t need to be old to be great, they just need to be great.
Immediately the barley sugars and winter flowers come at you, again with 50% it will deliver a nose. Some honey, beeswax and fresh fruits like apple and honeydew melon. Very nice!
Not hot at all, very drinkable at bottle strength. The fresh fruits and barley sugars dominate with some honey. A little white pepper and ginger to give it a kick. With some water it is still nice, but then the wood spice gets a bit more tangier, so next time no water is better.
Not too long, but with 50% it wil linger a bit, ginger and peppery. In the after taste you’ll find a hint of vanilla.