Eye / color: copper. The PC lies very tastefully in the glass and pulls very nice and even "legs" on the inside of the glass.
Nose: At the beginning, campfire smoke is directly present, although it quickly disappears into the background and other flavors are now clearly perceptible. Due to the maturation in the port barrel, it is not surprising that aromas of fresh cherries and sweet grapes are now noticeable. Dried apricots and plums are also added to these. Even the Bruichladdich character cannot hide despite the barrel influence and the maturity of 16 years and flashes in the background from time to time. This is expressed by a very full grain note in the background, which is also supported by the smoke. The combination of smoke and grain awaken my association with the cowshed. If you give the malt its time in the glass (approx. 1.5 hours), aromas from the oak become more and more present, which is expressed in this case by cinnamon aromas and walnut wood. The association of the old leather of my Soviet camera bag is also awakened from my memory.
Taste: Sweet, fruity, now the smoke is very present (wood smoke, tar and English pipe tobacco) and the mouth becomes slightly dry. Plus the classic Laddie flavors. Without words...
Finish: Long and dry, the smoke kicks again and stays in the mouth for a very long time. In addition dangerously quaffable - the malt wants to be tried a second time.