Origin: Isle of Islay (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Ageing barrel: Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Additional Coloring: No
Owner: J& A Mitchell & Co Ltd.
Average price: € 120.00
Official website: www.cadenhead.scot/
Back to Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection, still on Islay, with the innovative Bruichladdich in an old-fashioned version.
Distilled in 1993 and bottled in February 2016, from the hogshead ex-Bourbon cask that contained it, this Bruichladdich produced 228 cask strength bottles, still easy to find.
Straw yellow in colour with some amber reflections.
The nose is reached by a clear scent of pistachios, from which vanilla, caramel and yellow peach emerge, with a bitter and spicy undertone. Beeswax on wood. The nose is delicate and elegant, yet rigid like an old governess.
On the palate, the sea salt softens the sweeter aromas, which nevertheless remain pre-eminent, with almonds, more yellow fruit and vanilla, and a touch of spice. The alcoholic bite is a bit intrusive and tends to flatten the aromas, leaving little evolution. Slight background of wet peat.
The finish is not very long, saline and herbaceous, vaguely ashy.
Not a very well-balanced whisky, far from the distillery’s strong modern personalities, with a few alcoholic mismatches.
Other bottlings on the blog:
Bruichladdich 10yo (1980’s)
Chorlton Whisky Lochindaal 12yo
Octomore 10yo 3rd Edition
Port Charlotte 10yo Heavily Peated
Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2011
Port Charlotte MC: 01 2009
Port Charlotte OLC:01 2010
Port Charlotte Scottish Barley
Valinch & Mallet Bruichladdich 15yo Madeira Cask
Valinch & Mallet Bruichladdich 19yo
More from Cadenhead’s in the blog:
Cadenhead’s Arran 22yo
Cadenhead’s Balblair 8yo Small Batch
Cadenhead’s Ben Nevis 21yo
Cadenhead’s Bowmore 17yo
Cadenhead’s Clynelish 17yo
Cadenhead’s Dalmore 18yo
Cadenhead’s Glen Grant-Glenlivet 20yo
Cadenhead’s Glen Scotia 27yo
Cadenhead’s Glenrothes 1997 20yo Small Batch
Cadenhead’s Ledaig 22yo
Cadenhead’s Rosebank 15yo