Bruichladdich 16 Years Cuvee E Sauternes

This is the 6th Cuvee bottling of Bruichladdich. Ever Cuvee bottling was matured in a wine cask from a different region. This whisky was matured in a cask from a Sauterne winery called Hause d Yquem.
Taste: Fine spicy, sweet and fruity.
Finish: Medium long and a peppery spiciness.

This is the 6th Cuvee bottling of Bruichladdich. Ever Cuvee bottling was matured in a wine cask from a different region. This whisky was matured in a cask from a Sauterne winery called Hause d Yquem.
Taste: Fine spicy, sweet and fruity.
Finish: Medium long and a peppery spiciness.

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755
Bruichladdich
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
16 Years
46%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without
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Davisscholar
23. Mar 2015
I had great hopes for this since the 'Laddie 15Y 2nd Edition had been a formative experience as well as a long-time favorite.

This 16Y showed a much deeper, malt-driven profile almost overshadowing the Sauternes qualities. However, the bitter orange jam, apricot and other "noble rot" characteristics are still apparent on the nose, on top of rum-soaked raisins and other Bourbon-notes.
A slight sweetness remains on the front-palate, as well, but the palate is greatly driven by a malty structure and Bourbon-cask tannins. (Great concentration and length, nonetheless.)

Given the price, design and rarity, this clearly is a collector's item. The 15Y 2nd Edition offered much more freshness, Sauternes character, focus and refinement at less than half the price.
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