Info: “Made from 100% Scottish barley, trickle distilled, then matured for its entire life by the shores of Lochindaal in premium American oak, it is a testament to the quality our ingredients.”. NAS.
Colour: Light straw to gold, classic and natural.
Nose: A slightly more easily accessed nose to the Islay Barley 2007, it’s light, fruity, yet strong and oily. There’s ripe melon and cask char.
Palate: Easy, classic unpeated Bruichladdich, yet the higher abv and cask aging has given it quite some bite and spices. It’s fresh but also with a touch of a coastal nature to it, it’s sweet, with some vanilla and gentle oaks.
Finish: Beautiful and elegant, packed with flavours, nuts and gentle oaks. Nice and long.
Thoughts: Its a classic dram indeed, great quality stuff, the dram for me getting better and better from nose to palate to finish which is great.
Available: Master of Malt – £41.63
Thanks to Bruichladdich for the sample.