Bruichladdich, 23yo, Distilled 1992, 13 yo Sherry Cask Finish, 51.1%, Only 40 Bottles, Clansman Malt Connection April 15, 2016 by Ch.Priess Midnight over Loch Indaal, the last lights in Port Charlotte have long gone out. At my campfire warms the last glow, and single sparks fly over the calm sea. The starry tent is reflected on dark waters and fills the night with a soft glow. May this summer never end ..........
Colour: strong gold Nose: Sweet honeydew melons begin the fruit-fruity, followed by peaches and pears. Apple peels on polished counter. Drying leather jacket after summer storm, freshly cut grass. Bees humming lazily around their stick, a hint of honey mixed with a slightly bitter note of dry firewood. Slowly, the sherry storage shows up as well. Green walnuts and wild strawberries, then rose petals and vanilla. Plum jam on toasted bread and a hint of tobacco leaves. Everything beautifully worn by 51.1%
Mouth: The mouth fills up sweet and waxy. Here, too, the sherry comes out a little stronger. Fruity, peppered with rubber drops, sets the malt going. For over 50% surprisingly mild, with just a hint of pepperiness, the whisky of the tongue leaves enough time to process the impressions. Honey mixes with some oak and red fruits are garnished with Bourbon vanilla. Again, the honeydew melon, ripe and wrapped in a thin strip of ham. Beeswax soaked leather rags, creamy alpine chocolate ...... ..after a bit bitter. Fruit salad at a picnic on a summer meadow, fresh wood wool and almost imperceptible, some sea salt. Freshly oiled teak furniture and again and again this sweetness. After that: Waxy layer on oranges, sweet and dry ......... .and that for a very long time.
Conclusion: This bottling is a summer dram. Oh well, this malt IS the summer! Seductively sweet and yet incredibly complex. A balmy summer night by the sea, ice cream on the beach promenade and stories around the campfire. With his first bottling, the Clansman Malt Connection hit the mark.
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