Bruichladdich 15 Years Fifteen 2nd Edition

This Scotch was finished in French Sauternes casks. This makes the spirit very mild, sweet and softer than its younger brothers.
Nose: Sweet grapes, yellow fruit and malt
Taste: Strong, sweet and at the same time bitter. Afterwards fine malt and oak
Finish: Long sweet with light oak bitterness

This Scotch was finished in French Sauternes casks. This makes the spirit very mild, sweet and softer than its younger brothers.
Nose: Sweet grapes, yellow fruit and malt
Taste: Strong, sweet and at the same time bitter. Afterwards fine malt and oak
Finish: Long sweet with light oak bitterness

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Bruichladdich
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
15 Years
46%
0.7 l
Original bottling
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Davisscholar
23. Mar 2015
This Whisky simply was and remains a formative experience of my professional career.

The malt profile is delicate and hides far behind the voluptuous qualities contributed by the Sauternes casks. Purist may claim the wine barrel overpowered this Whisky, but it is a perfect symbiosis for my taste.

All hallmark Sauternes aromas are present, centering around the "noble rot" component, which may also pass as "heather" for those inexperienced with botrytized wines. The honeyed richness of dried apricots and bitter orange jam is an unapologetic portrayal of one of the greatest wines in the world.

The palate is rich and mellow, with a big, sugary sweetness at the tip of the tongue. It then becomes much more delicate and lean, perfectly balanced by its 46% ABV. The slightest of tannins and wine acidity make it finish drier than it started, supporting a long, sweet-wine driven, almost floral finish of orange blossom, heather and honey.

A bargain at release and a quintessential cigar malt.
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