Bruichladdich

Bruichladdich Micro-Provenance Cask 229 ~ 62.2 (Rémy Cointreau)

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

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What they say:

What I say:

#LaddieMP3 tasting

Sample from #LaddieMP3

Colour:

Dark copper and ruby highlights (13/20), fine tears and trails

Nose:

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

Taste:

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.

Finish:

Medium long, coffee/chocolate, hazelnut latte, salt and light smoke

Overall:

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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