This Bruichladdich offers exactly what I like about the distillery: A wonderful combination of a very interesting barrel influence and the unmistakable Laddie flavors. Thus, the rum can show its full potential through intense exotic fruit notes and a pleasant bitterness, while still leaving enough room for the typical barn flavors that I like at Bruichladdich, sweet mash and vanilla. Every malt whisky fan and Bruichladdich lover will get their money's worth with this malt.
The rum is directly present and shows wonderfully sweet, full exotic fruit notes (limes, lemons, pineapples, Haribo golden bears), which together with a pleasant light bitterness remind of various rum cocktails (Mai Thai, Caipirinha). Involved in it are the typically musty Bruichladdich barley flavors, warm spicy mash, sweet vanilla and a very subtle earthy smoke. A little later, sweet pastry notes are reminiscent of lemon cake with icing, followed by sweet and tart Radler notes, some caramel, cocoa and vanilla citrus scent sticks.
Again, my first associations are influenced by various rum cocktails, as the sweet and exotic fruits dominate again. Then the wonderful barn flavors paired with a bit bitter-dry oak and ginger.
Still, the rum is clearly noticeable by sweet and sour citrus fruits and an aromatic tart hint of hops. In addition, the mouth is now filled with subtle earthy oak flavors, light ash and cigar notes and aromas of charred lemon slices.