This Bruichladdich perfectly paired the sweet raisins and fruits of the Yquem wine cask with the distillery’s funky creamy lactic spirit. This had a wonderful mouthfeel, an incredible dryness, and a finish that lasted a wonderfully long time. I do not usually enjoy really mouth-drying or astringent drams, but this was wonderful and the dryness perfectly complimented the sweetness and permitted a creamy funk to come through as the syrupy fruits faded off. This dram was remarkable, it was interesting, unique, and good— three things that do not always match up.
Mental Image: Pear Gorgonzola Ice Cream in a Cowshed
Funky, lactic, and sweet. Pears and gorgonzola, chopped nuts, and honey-drenched figs. Floral and creamy notes of fresh cheese, whey, and a slightly funky dairy shed. Sandalwood, slightly resinous, earthy clay, and meaty notes develop over time.
Thick and sweet with syrupy honey, figs, raisins, and fruit coating the palate. Creamy-buttery notes of ice cream topped with honey and a date sauce. Slight motor oil on the end along with funky meaty notes of Italian sausage and a remarkable dryness.
Lingering dry sweet honey