Bruichladdich Micro-Provenance Cask 229 (62.2%, OB, Sherry Cask, 259 Bottles, 2015)
- Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky
- Origin: Bruichladdich Distillery
- Bottling: Rémy Cointreau for #LaddieMP3
- ABV: 62.2%
- Cost: £90 for 3x 20cl
- Score: 84/100
What they say:
What I say:
Sample from #LaddieMP3
Dark copper and ruby highlights (13/20), fine tears and trails
Floral and a little spirit/newmake touch of lactic milkiness, fruity blackberry, blackcurrant and strawberry all with a vanilla cream, burnt toffee, treacle, molasses, aged balsamic vinegar, nutty almost savoury, chestnut, walnut, cocoa, leather, germolene, parma violets, medicinal and sweet, leather couch and lavender
Warming strawberry crumble and mixed berry compote, oily and very tannic, spiced cinnamon, chilli and cayenne pepper, dried fruits; raisin, monkey nuts (peanut skin), almond, chestnut, walnut, plum, chocolate, woody oak, toffee, malt, salt, germolene.
Medium long, coffee/chocolate, hazelnut latte, salt and light smoke
A deliciously nutty and savoury dram with plenty of sherry character. I particularly enjoyed the chocolate and coffee notes. A little spicy in places perhaps but water diminishes this and it is strong enough already to take a drop or five.