Bruichladdich Tasting Notes:
Absolutely sublime. The
viscosity is just so succulent and velvety it’s extraordinary. You can
feel the texture generously enveloping the entire palate.
Gorgeous amber/golden russet/deep chestnut.
Opens on the sweetness of
the American oak. Brown sugar, oak tannins with a twist of cinnamon and
a hint of aniseed and liquorice all from the Bourbon casks. This is
followed by melon, pear, green apple and gooseberry. Add a little water
and the notes from La Fleur rise serenely popping like champagne bubbles
onto the olfactory senses, succulent plump grapes, pomegranate,
raspberry, red currant, it’s an incredible experience. Add to that the
marine freshness and the mellowness of the oak, its seductive, its super
smooth, as disarming a bouquet as there is in the world of single malt.
Wow the change is
amazing. Now it’s the red fruits from the wine casks that caress the
palate smooth and seductive follow by the freshness of the green fruit.
The salty tang from Islay maturation can be detected. It’s like a light
sea mist gently caressing the taste buds and lifting and melting the
various flavours into a single taste of such harmony that I believe it’s
one of the most enjoyable whiskies I have tasted from a single cask.
An utterly sensational
non peated Islay malt that delivers the Bruichladdich message with a
style that no other Islay spirits possess. Amazing.