- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 17 years old
- Bourbon Casks
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 50 ml 700 ml
- Added on
- 07 Jul 2007 11:49 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich XVII
13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.49 points
- Quite a minimalistic and closed mole, not too diverse in the components for its age, but saturated and dense.
Restrained, raw, processed wood, moist wood dust, light lemon notes, thinner, a bit of varnish, raw grains.
Wood-mineral, light rubber notes, sawdust, varnish, resin, camphor, lemon in tea, cream tones, condensed milk, cream, orange.
Light, sweet-spicy, a little ginger, orange peel, weak oak bitterness, warming, long enough.
- The best bruichladdich in his mid-age.
Gentle and soft. Sweet oak, flowers,vanilla,nutmeg,dried apple, apricot. Water brings out more toasty notes, hazelnut and milk chocolate.
Rounded and creamy with a subtle interplay between vanilla-like oak, macaroons ,fruit and nut. Lovely.
Fresh and crisp. Medium long it comes all together. Lovely aftertaste. Complex.
- fine Bourbon cask Whisky, sweet, vanilla, fine influence from the oak, spices but not too many, well balanced. there is a Little maritime note, just a hint of salt. fine dram
- Original Tasting Notes
Colour: Barley sugar
Body: Full-bodied but subtle.
Nose: Initially the aromas are of sweet cereals, then as it opens, custard creams and vanilla wafers are revealed followed by cedar and wild mint with just a hint of spice. Then the fruits evolve, nuances of green apples, fresh pear, ripe gooseberry and green grapes. Oak chips by the bucketful and toasted malt extract hold it all together and retain the balance of fruit and cereal.
Palate: Mouth-filling and delicious, incredibly complex and crisp. The oak in its prime does not overpower the malty sweetness nor the fresh green fruits in this parade of flavours. The oils retained from not chill-filtering succulently coat the palate with maple syrup sweetness. It´s scrumptious. The flavours are highlighted by the freshness only coastal maturation can impart.
Finish: Generous and pure, the best of Kentucky oak and Celtic skill combine to sparkle in this superb spirit.
- N: honey and cane sugar. melba toast, dried fruits. apricot and ripe pear P: creamy, almond and honey. bittersweet in a lovely way F: not so much long, but good. vegetal, herbaceous