Bruichladdich 2003/2015 Micro-Provenance (62.2%, OB, Sherry Cask #229, 259 Bottles)

Review: Bruichladdich Micro-Provenance Cask 229

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:

#LaddieMP3 tasting

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.

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