When reading previous notes, especially the sentence "this malt is considered to be simply below average and for the "connoisseur" rather uninteresting" strikes me rather much. As if the connoisseur would be too good to drink this whisky.
I think that one should see the intention of this bottling, which is to experiment and see what results it brings. As such, I find this a very interesting whisky.
Although the label doesn't indicate that this whisky was peated, it has a peaty and maritime feel. I am not sure whether this comes from the malt or from the warehouse (or both). The whisky needs some time to settle as it may be a bit rough after pouring. Some drops of water help when taking slow sips. What you get is a good combination of the maritime and heavey notes, with the fruitiness that Bruichladdich can bring about.
All in all, I think it's a rather good experiment, which has led to a whisky that would have to be valued quite much by afficionados (or should I say "connoisseurs"?? ;)
A maritime nose that - directly after pouring - almost makes me think of Springbank or a dirty Glen Scotia. There is sea spray, and quite some tarry rope, combined with earth. Behind that, there is a vegetal note of grass and menthol. Gradually, the dirty character fades away a bit, moving in the direction of mineral and flinty notes, and rubber. Some cereal and uplifting notes come into play, such as barley, lemon curd and white peach. When waiting even longer, some spices emerge too.
Without water, it's very hot. With a few drops, it gets more palatable. The saline, earthy, rubbery character dominates, making this a rather robust dram. It's still a bit rough from the alcohol, but not tannic nor sour. The heavy notes are complemented by honeyed cereal, lemon juice, green apple and white peach.
A rather long, medium dry finish with a lot of minerality, some wood, ginger, pepper, and still this combination of rubber, earth and uplifting fruity notes.