Much better, a matured in ex-bourbon barrel whisky can not be more - benchmark for me! Sweeter and more complex than The Laddie 22, more fruity and stronger than the Golder Still, this Bruichladdich joins me at the top.
A worthy "Stillman's Dram" and for me clearly my favorite ex-bourbon, the Tomatin 30 years, superior.
Shortbread with caramel pudding and vanilla sugar. Candied apple and honey. Incredibly sweet and creamy, no trace of alcohol.
Then apricot, green apple, kiwi and a dash of lime juice.
Over time, pineapple, peach and mango appear - framed by some eucalyptus. sweet malt, fresh bread and far away tender oak. The aroma is very dynamic and changes in the air every minute. Here, hours of nosing is possible!
Powerful and oily at the same time, the whisky enters the tongue. Ginger and pepper immediately stimulate the salivation and tingle pleasantly on the tongue, the oak is clearly noticeable.
Then honey, vanilla cream, brown sugar and a fruity fruit salad from all the fruit found in the nose.
Long and warm. Brown sugar tingles on the tongue and the oak tickles the cheeks. Tropical fruits in honey, dried dates and roasted almonds.