Character – It is rich, warm and potent, strong but not aggressive. Roundly texture and packed with flavour. The viscosity is like syrup; the house style of Bruichladdich
Colour – Dazzling tangerine marmalade.
Nose – The bouquet speaks of most succulent fruits you can imagine; cantaloupe melon, peach, apricot, plump ripe red grapes with a hint of dark plums surrounded by freshly picked mint, primrose, orange and lemon peel in the warmth of a midsummers day. Embracing the fruit in the vanilla basket is the sweetness of the toasted barley and of course mellow oak sugars from the casks.
Palate – The malty, oak flavours give a biscuit creamy citrus buttery flavour to the spirit with tastes of honey and toffee. They provide the traditional flavours of Bruichladdich. It’s a gorgeous complex creation which lies on the tongue like morning dew on a pasture. As the spirit warms, the fruit notes emerge on the warmth of the palate more evident than on the nose. It’s nirvana on the tongue. The combination completely won me over.
Finish – There is strength and finesse, elegant and full of latent power, oodles of succulent fruit and mellow tannins that hold the structure beautifully in harmony.
Mood – The warmth of Spain and the wildness of Islay together as one. A captivating experience.