Is he worth the crazy price? Yes.
First, one wonders if this whisky is actually 27 years old. The aroma is surprisingly fresh, floral, with hints of yellow fruit, kiwi, quite citrus notes. Significantly malty, hay and then he comes, the Bruichladdich-typical musty washcloth, this (great) aroma after a fermented pool, laundry, beach and sea air.
Strong start, very little water closes him. Sweetness, biscuit, honey, malt, mango, papaya, only the much-vaunted pineapple is missing here. Then oak, more precisely bright wall unit, pine furniture. Distinct spice, salt, sea.
Here the age is finally beating. Astringent, oak, salty caramel. The wood accompanies you for a long time. That's how a balmy summer evening tastes, fantastic!